Global Vision 2020
Global Vision 2020 (GV2020), located at 12 N. Washington St. in Easton is an international humanitarian organization founded by former US Marine, J. Kevin White. GV2020’s mission is to distribute new prescription eyeglasses to people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in low resource nations around the world. The unique, patented, and clinically proven screening tool known as USee, allows for minimally trained local health workers, civil servants, NGO employees or faith-based mission group members to screen a person’s visual acuity, determine if they need a pair of eyeglasses, and assemble a custom pair of prescription eyeglasses–from a kit that includes frames and an assortment of powered lenses–for that person’s use.
The mission and outcomes of GV2020 efforts are not limited to vision care. The organization believes that the ability to see clearly provides someone with the opportunity for education, employment and an overall improvement in quality of life.