A multi-stakeholder initiative to connect 100 million pairs of new eye glasses to people who need them by 2020


To empower individuals to reach their full potential and prevent blurred vision from interrupting the pursuit of educational achievement and economic independence


By harnessing low-cost technology, new business models, and public-private partnerships for resource-poor settings and leveraging adjacencies such as education and labor to increase overall reach and impact

GDI's Role

GDI helped develop the strategy and supported the development of the organization and business plan to launch the EYElliance. GDI is currently helping EYElliance activate, support, and mobilize funding through advocacy and research, in addition to strengthening the sector and facilitating an inclusive eyeglasses industry.

Key People

Jordan Kassalow Founder and Co-Chairman, VisionSpring Liz Smith Interim COO, EYElliance Andrew SternFounder + Executive Director, GDIMoitreyee SinhaAssociate Director, GDI

Focus Area

Beyond Health