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

Visit booth 230 in hall C6.

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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