In the spring of 2018, two siblings, Danny and Alexandra Will, read a New York Times Newspaper article about how over one billion people in the world have visual impairment because of refractive error. A simple pair of eyeglasses could correct the refractive error but most people around the world did not have adequate access to eye care nor could they afford to purchase a pair of eyeglasses. Many stories were about children who could not see clearly the blackboard at school and fell behind. Other stories were about adults who could not see the pedestrians and hazards on the road and were a danger to themselves and others. Danny and Alexandra felt compelled to tackle and help solve this global health issue, and thus, Teen Vision was created. Their vision was to help people live their lives to their fullest potential through excellent visual health and education.
With the permission of local organizations and businesses around Ambler, PA, Danny and Alexandra displayed their Teen Vision Charity Used Eyeglasses Collection bins. Teen Vision membership expanded to include other high school students in the surrounding area. Teen Vision continues to collect and donate gently used eyeglasses to organizations that serve people in need who live locally and abroad.
What We Do
Teen Vision has organized several Charity Eyeglasses Drives, collecting 5,110 pairs of gently used eyeglasses and donating them to Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler, PA, Face to Face in Philadelphia, PA, Lions Clubs International, Hope for Haiti, New Eyes for the Needy, and Liberia, Africa. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Teen Vision has sewed and donated 128 face masks to health care workers.
Co-Founder, President and Director
Co-Founder and Vice President
President of Teen Vision Chapter at Wissahickon High School
President of Teen Vision Chapter at the Lower Moreland High School
Vice President of Teen Vision Chapter at the Lower Moreland High School
President of Teen Vision Chapter at Germantown Friends School
Vice President of Teen Vision Chapter at Germantown Friends School
President of Teen Vision Chapter at University of Louisville
President of Teen Vision Chapter at Upper Dublin High School
Vice President of Teen Vision Chapter at Upper Dublin High School
President of Teen Vision Chapter at La Salle College High School