Kobe Bryant, one of the USA Olympic Basketball team members arrived at Heathrow airport in London in style, looking ready to win wearing a Nike jumpsuit and TOMS sunglasses. Though Kobe wore a dark amber, the ones featured here to the right are a similar pair from the Windward collection that retail for $129. TOMS brand is known for their footwear and charity contribution and has expanded their humanitarian efforts to include doing their part to eliminate blindness. Their original “buy a shoe, give a shoe” program was replicated in the TOMS Eyewear line to extend their charitable reach. TOMS promises with every pair of glasses purchased, they will help a person in need during their “Summer of Sight” program.
Through providing prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery and medical treatment, TOMS will make an impact improving the sight of people all over the world. Unfortunately, blindness is the seventh-largest health disability globally and through eyeglasses or a 15 minute cataract surgery, 80% of the people affected can be cured. Throughout the summer, TOMS has received numerous sunglass purchases which have afforded 78,771 people to have better sight. It’s nice see a company embrace style and the global initiative to help those in need of better sight…kudos to TOMS for prioritizing philanthropy.
Browse TOMS collection at www.toms.com.