VisionSpring Celebrates Millionth Pair Milestone

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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.

The following slideshow features some of the dignitaries in attendance at the May 17 event. Please scroll over the selected image for photo captions.