Scottish based eyewear company iOLLA has been supporting Orbis under the umbrella of Live by Giving, one of the company’s four key values, since 2016.

Established in 2014, iOLLA (meaning “sight” in the Gaelic language) is a business aimed at making shopping for eyewear simple, affordable and fun. They have worked hard to streamline the process of bringing eyewear to customers by designing glasses in-house and partnering with factories so that they can provide higher-quality, better-looking eyewear at a fraction of the current high street prices.

In 2018, iOLLA donated £2,500 towards Orbis’s work in Ethiopia helping us to tackle trachoma, a blinding infectious disease that is highly prevalent in the country. iOLLA has engaged staff and customers by displaying information cards within the stores offering Orbis a platform to raise awareness and iOLLA an opportunity to showcase their charity support.

Kirsty Humpherson, Marketing Associate, iOLLA says;

Orbis’s amaz­ing work in Ethiopia over the past 20 years has made a sub­stan­tial dif­fer­ence. With the pop­u­la­tion almost dou­bling with­in that time, there is still much more work to be done. This is why we are thrilled to con­tribute to the incred­i­ble efforts tak­ing place there and con­tin­ue to improve our sup­port for sus­tain­able eye care pro­grammes that change lives.”

If you’d like to support Orbis’s sight saving work through your company, please get in touch with Matt Coleman, Corporate Partnerships Manager to discuss partnership working opportunities.

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