Since the beginning, at Barner, we deeply believe that every company should be giving back to society. Because if every single company does that, we would live in a much better world.

Why glasses

Why glasses

It has been found that an astounding 2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from uncorrected vision impairment. What’s even more staggering is that over 500 million people only need reading glasses to correct their issues but live in developing countries with limited or no access to them.

In today’s world, the ability of an individual to see affects their health, educational opportunities, productivity, safety, quality of life, and even the global economy. Vision also impacts one’s ability to interact with the environment and other people.

Giving access to a pair of reading glasses to people in need, have a profound impact on their lives. Some of the positive effects include:

Reading glasses immediately correct close-range vision problems, enabling a person to see clearly again, dramatically improving health and well-being.
When people are able to see clearly, they are also able to read and learn. Children whose vision is corrected can advance up to half a year in school. Adults can successfully participate in continuing education and workforce training.
Seeing clearly is essential to maintaining one’s safety. With clear close-range vision, a person can perform his or her daily tasks – including caring for one’s child, cooking, and working – in a safe and effective way.
Studies have shown that vision correction leads to a 35% increase in productivity and a 20% increase in wages. With a pair of reading glasses, people can carry out their daily tasks, work, and lead productive lives again.
The ability to see clearly impacts all areas of one’s life, including one’s self-esteem. Glasses enable a person to be a fully productive member of his or her family and community again. This increases the overall quality of a person’s life.
The lack of access to glasses results in an annual loss of $202B to the global economy. By providing glasses, we create opportunities for work and economic growth. Improving the financials of a single person, will have a direct impact on his/her community's economy, thus improving the global economy.

How it works

How it works

When buying a pair of Barner glasses, you are helping other people getting back to action. It's not only a matter of health but also improve someone’s life. Enable them to study again, getting back to their professional activities, and improving their local economy.

Our partner

Our partner

To help address this problem, we teamed up with RestoringVision who back in 1994 had a great vision: “A world where everyone who needs glasses has them.” We felt so aligned with it, that from that day we knew we were going to join this great initiative. Thanks to them we can give back something valuable to someone else in need.

This is a part of our humble start and it's what drives us.
Thank you all barners arround the world for making an impact.

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