At opti 2020 we presented three great charity projects for eyewear fans and philanthropists!

Shades of Love

"The eye, the window of the soul", Leonardo da Vinci once wrote. The all-rounder of the Renaissance not only was a celebrated artist and poet, but also a scientific genius. As one of the first, in the early 16th century, he researched a kind of primal contact lenses. The view that the eye not only is an organ of sight, but also a matter of heart, is shared by opti. opti supports Shades of Love.

In the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2.800 to 5.000 m, people are exposed year-round to intense sunlight and harmful UV-rays. Nearly 80% of the population suffers from eye damage and serious eye diseases.

To help protect their vision, Jürgen Altmann, owner of the Aroma Kaffeebar in Munich, has launched Shades of Love - The Himalayan Eyewear Project.

The mission is to collect new and used sunglasses and distribute them throughout the Himalaya Region.

Learn more about "Shades of Love - The Himalayan Eyewear Project" here.

OneDollarGlasses offers a complete solution for basic optical care in developing countries. The concept comprises

  • on-site production
  • education and free eye tests
  • prompt completion and fitting of a robust and attractive pair of glasses
  • spectacle maintenance and lens replacement service

OneDollarGlasses ensures comprehensive and skilled care provided by specially trained professionals and is financially self-supporting.


BrillenWeltweit has been collecting usable glasses and sunglasses for people in developing countries since the 1970s.

As part of integration projects, long-term unemployed individuals restore the glasses, and trained professionals then pass them on to their new wearers. In 2018, BrillenWeltweit collected 600,000 pairs of glasses!


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