Shining a Light: Zenni’s Mission to Bring Clear Vision to Rwanda


At Zenni, we believe that clear vision is not just a luxury—it’s a fundamental right. Our motto, “See Better, Live Better,” embodies our mission to enable people to live their fullest lives. That’s why we’re committed to making a difference in the lives of those in need, one pair of glasses at a time. In a recent collaboration with Dr. Dariusz Tarasewicz (Dr. T), OMD and Dr. Paul Peng, OD with Children Might Foundation (CMF), we had the opportunity to bring the gift of clear vision to underserved communities in Rwanda. Join us as we share more inspiring stories and impactful moments from this extraordinary journey.

A Visionary Partnership: Zenni and Dr. T Join Forces

When Dr. T and Dr. Peng reached out to us with their vision of providing essential eye care services to communities in Rwanda, we knew we had to be part of the journey. Together, we embarked on a mission to deliver comprehensive eye exams and corrective eyewear to those in need. Zenni proudly donated glasses to support Dr. T and Dr. Peng’s efforts, knowing that each pair would make a difference in someone’s life.

Shining a Light: Zenni's Mission to Bring Clear Vision to Rwanda

Bringing Clarity to Communities: The Impact of Clear Vision

As we set up clinics in local communities within Rwanda, the impact of clear vision became abundantly clear. From children to the elderly, individuals who had been living with vision impairments experienced newfound clarity and independence. With each pair of Zenni glasses distributed, we witnessed smiles of gratitude and tears of joy as people realized the difference clear vision could make in their lives.

Beyond Sight: The Ripple Effect of Clear Vision

But the impact of clear vision extended far beyond individual recipients. By providing glasses to those in need, we’re not just correcting vision; we’re unlocking potential. Clear vision enables children to excel in school, adults to perform better at work, and individuals to experience improved well-being and confidence.

Shining a Light: Zenni's Mission to Bring Clear Vision to Rwanda

A Commitment to Making a Difference: Zenni’s Ongoing Mission

As we reflect on our journey with Dr. T and Dr. Peng and the incredible impact we’ve made in Rwanda, we’re reminded of the power of collaboration and compassion. Zenni remains dedicated to making a difference in the lives of underserved communities worldwide. Through ongoing partnerships and initiatives, we’re committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality vision care, regardless of their circumstances.

Shining a Light: Zenni's Mission to Bring Clear Vision to Rwanda

Join Us in Making a Difference

As we continue our mission to bring clear vision to those in need, we invite you to join us in making a difference. Whether through donations, volunteer efforts, or simply spreading the word, together we can empower individuals and transform communities. Let’s shine a light on the importance of clear vision and create a brighter future for all.

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Alyssa Buchanan

Dr. Alyssa Buchanan is an optometrist based in Lubbock, Texas. She received her doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and has practiced in various settings including Fort Cavazos where she provided eye care for deploying soldiers. Dr. Buchanan has since received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and continues to strive to provide top-notch eyecare and make a meaningful impact in the eyecare industry.