Etnia Barcelona // Opticians With You

Etnia Barcelona provides opticians with 150,000 pairs of glasses completely free of charge through its Foundation.

As of June 25th, the Etnia Barcelona Foundation will be launching its “Opticians With You” program, an international charitable project aimed at helping families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Since 2016, the Etnia Barcelona Foundation has supported nearly 50,000 families and, in particular, children from different social backgrounds, given the direct correlation between vision problems, drop-out rates and social integration difficulties. This project aims to work to improve their visual health and quality of life.

Given the current situation, the Etnia Barcelona Foundation has decided to expand its sphere of action and is taking the Opticians With You project even further.

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This project was created to personally help individuals whose economic possibilities have suffered as a result of the pandemic. The Foundation, with the collaboration of opticians around the world, will send 150,000 frames from the brand, completely free of charge, to vulnerable individuals or families who need glasses and do not have access to them as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The project, which defends the right of individuals to have correct vision and a better quality of life, will be implemented through the opticians that participate in the Foundation’s Non-Profit Opticians program. These opticians play a fundamental role in identifying individuals or families in their communities that are going through hard times financially. They become the Foundation’s eyes to detect and offer this help to anyone who needs it.

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The Foundation’s usual partners have decided to join in on the initiative because they understand that this charitable endeavour is fundamental when we are faced with a global crisis. Opticians With You will be launched on June 25th and run until December 31st. It will allow many families to access the eye care they need to improve their quality of life.

Individuals who are experiencing economic difficulties and who need vision correction can talk to one of the opticians taking part in the program to receive more information.

Find out more at here.

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 410.000 eyecare professionals.

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