Social Project in vision test and affordable Good Vision Glasses in rural, forgotten Bolivia.

Come and help us on campaigns – 2-3 months’ optician internship. Mobile units on outreaches: In Bolivia too, more than 150,000 inhabitants, mostly indigenous locals have sight problems and need glasses! But cannot afford them, not pay the high prices!

Milestones in Bolivia:

  • Hostelling International Bolivia Foundation – becomes ODG partner. Training and cooperation with ISSEM-High Institut of Visión-Optic Jobs for Good Vision eyeglass frame producers – the social program is called in Spanish: Lentes al instante (LAI) – because instantly improved vision is achieved. Immediately happy patients – Feliz al instante!

  • 2014 production facility in Santa Cruz; later also for Renovatio –  Ver Bem-Brazil and Lentes al instante in Peru Start with campaigns in schools, health posts, small hospitals and social institutions

  • 2015 outreaches with the LAI-mobile optical unit – local opticians and assistants after training “Asistente de Consulta Óptica”

  • 2016 for the first time more than 10,000 Good Vision eyeglass frames manufactured in Bolivia (in 2020 target 40,000 – by 10-12 local employees, creating strong income)

  • 2017 up to 20,000 eye tests annually – Consulta Óptica – by state-of-the-art screener From Adaptica-Italy

  • 2019  Commitment to build up Lentes al instante LAI -Peru – by external campaigns-seminars

  • 2020  later starting to form a LAI-Colombia and help with ROTARACT Venezuela.

This text comes from the annual report 2019 of Also thanks to the valuable help from SIEMENS Foundation Germany

If you want to see more photos and current information, follow us:   

Lentes al Instante Bolivia