VisionSpring Celebrates its One Millionth ‘Customer’

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NEW YORK—VisionSpring celebrated its one millionth pair of eyeglasses provided to an individual in need with an intimate gathering of donors and optical industry leaders at the Manhattan home of financier Steven Rattner. The organization’s founder, Jordan Kassalow, OD, thanked those in attendance, his staff and all the contributors that have helped achieve this milestone. “Tonight, we’re celebrating our one millionth customer,” said Kassalow, who added that 70 percent of those million were in the last three years. “This year alone we’ll serve 455,000 people,” said Kassalow, “so we expect to get to the next million in a year or two.” The 10-year-old organization operates in 18 different countries with offices in New York, India and El Salvador.


   
 At the Manhattan home of financier Steven Rattner (l), VisionSpring held a fundraising celebration where Jordan Kassalow, OD announced that the money raised that evening will enable the organization he founded to provide eyeglasses to 4,000 individuals in need. Grammy-winning musicians, Pat Metheny (l) and Christian McBride, performed at the intimate gathering. 


   
 VisionSpring’s Jordan Kassalow (center) with Luxottica’s Andrea Dorigo and his wife Arti.  Warby Parker’s Dave Gilboa (l) with VisionSpring’s Kevin Hassey.


   
 Tri-Supreme Optical’s Jay Graber and David Steuerman.  ClearVision’s Peter Friedfeld (r) with Dan and Judi McCall.



Classic Optical’s Monte Friedkin (c) with Lexine Freedman and VisionSpring’s Kevin Hassey.
Stephen Holt (l) with Transitions Optical’s Tracy McQuaid.


 
 Essilor’s Michael Jarmon (l) with ClearVision’s Dan McCall.