This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/OneSight. All opinions are my own.
People don't often realize how important vision is until they can't see clearly. I've been wearing glasses or contact lenses since the third grade and I know that I need them, that I'm pretty darn visually impaired without them. But it took something drastic to make me really experience what life would be like if I didn't have corrective lenses.
I broke my glasses.
Yeah, I know, it doesn't sound that terrible. It most definitely was though because when I tried to fix them, they weren't fixable. Nothing would have worked, not even super glue. The worst part is that I didn't have a back up pair of glasses or even a pair of contacts. I was walking around practically blind and couldn't do anything for the entire day, until my husband got home 7 hours later to take me to the eye doctor to get new contacts. Funny thing is, they even questioned whether I drove myself in, so that tells you just how bad my vision is!
One day without my glasses was drastic for me. I couldn't work. I couldn't cook. I couldn't do anything but lay in my bed and play on my phone because without glasses, I'm too blind to even see my 42 inch TV right at the end of my bed.
It was a horrible day for sure but I can't even imagine if every day was like that. Sadly, it is for many people. That's why I'm spreading the word about World Sight Day on October 13th because "When you help the world see better, you help the world live better."
Independent non-profit, OneSight is committed to helping the world see through this global movement. since 1988, they've been bringing together global expertise to help people in undeserved communities worldwide to physically see a brighter future.
World Sight Day is on October 13 and the world needs your help. Join SheSpeaks and OneSight for the #UNBLUR OneSight Twitter Party on October 13 at 2pm ET to create awareness and buzz. You can also support OneSight's Thunderclap campaign by joining and spreading the word.
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