Our History

  • 1988
    • Pearle Vision Foundation grants funds to organizations seeking cures for diabetic retinapothy.
    • The Gift of Sight program, now OneSight, is established and begins providing vouchers that enable those in need to obtain free eyewear.
  • 1990

    Eyewear collection program begins at all LensCrafters across North America

  • 1991

    First Give the Gift of Sight Global Clinic to Costa Rica: 8,600 people helped.

  • 1993

    Hometown Day is established across all LensCrafters stores, creating the single, largest day of giving within the Give the Gift of Sight program.

  • 1995
    • Give the Gift of Sight launches “Seemore,” OneSight’s first Vision Van to bring eye care to children in need; 1998, sister “Iris” joins the fleet.
    • The first Eyewear Recycle Center opens at LensCrafters headquarters in Mason, OH.
  • 1996

    Give the Gift of Sight Outreach programs begin.

  • 1999
    • One millionth patient, Jessica, a young school girl, is helped in Washington, United States.
    • Ghouls and Goblins trick or treat for eyewear on the first annual Sight Night.
  • 2001

    Two millionth patient, Julia, a grandmother, is helped in Bolivia.

  • 2003
    • Community I-Care programs begin in Asia Pacific including a partnership with Croc Festival™ to provide free vision care & eyewear to children in remote parts of Australia.
    • Three millionth patient, Gabriel, a young boy, is helped in Ecuador.
  • 2004
    • Give the Gift of Sight Regional Clinics introduced in North America to help U.S. school children.
    • Four millionth patient, Hannah, a teenage girl, is helped during a North American Clinic.
    • Vision Van helps 6,155 people affected by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Texas, United States.
    • Community I-Care wins the prestigious Australia Business Arts Award for community services provided through the Croc Festival™ eye care Clinics.
  • 2005

    Agordo, Italy Eyewear Recycle Center opens.

  • 2006

    Five millionth patient, Lavonte, a teenage boy, is helped during a North American Clinic.

  • 2007
    • Six millionth patient, Victory, an adult monk, is helped in Thailand.
    • New Eyewear Recycle Center opens in Port Washington, NY, USA.
  • 2008
    • Give the Gift of Sight, Community I-Care and Pearle Vision Foundation unite under a new global organization, OneSight.
    • OneSight launches the Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in Optometry.
    • China Regional Eye Care Programs begin with local Clinic in Tianjin.
    • New Eyewear Recycle Centers open in North Ryde, Australia and Pederobba, Italy.
    • OneSight program is launched at Oakley; first Oakley employee attends a OneSight Clinic in El Salvador.
    • OneSight Asia Pacific conducts first Clinic to Tuvalu, a small South Pacific island.
  • 2009
    • Seven millionth patient, Mistie-Lea, a homeless teenager, helped in Sydney, Australia.
    • OneSight programs established across Europe including: Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Nordic countries and Spain.
    • Hometown Day becomes OneDay as Luxottica employees worldwide join together to help those in need.
    • New Eyewear Recycle Centers open in Sydney and Eye Biz, Australia; Milan, Italy and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento, CA; and Oakley Headquarters USA.
  • 2010
    • OneSight programs established in South Africa, India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, Croatia, Switzerland, Israel.
    • New Eyewear Recycle Centers open in Sedico, Italy and at LensCrafters Store #75 in Clarksville, TN.
    • OneSight launches EyeVan, a state-of-the-art production vehicle that travels to Regional Clinics to manufacture eyewear onsite.
  • 2011
    • OneSight launches EyeLeen, the fourth in the fleet of vans that travel around North America providing eyecare and eyewear to children in need.
    • Eight millionth patient, Marokey, a 35-year-old mother of four is helped in Gunjur, The Gambia.
  • 2012

    Permanent vision clinics debut at the Oyler School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and The Gambia in West Africa, providing sustainable access to both communities.

  • 2013

    OneSight celebrates its 25th anniversary, having helped over 8.5 million helped in 40 countries.

  • 2014

    OneSight begins providing 100% new eyewear to patients. The OneSight Collection by Luxottica is launched at a charitable clinic in Nicaragua.

  • 2015

    OneSight extends the community-based sustainable vision center model to a second country, Rwanda, and breaks ground on two more school-based centers in the US.