People of the Ladakh region in Northern India wear "Shade of Love" sunglasses

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.

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