Singer joins charity campaign to provide better eye care
U2 frontman Bono has launched his own line of sunglasses to help raise funds for people with eye problems.
The singer, who revealed last year that he suffers with glaucoma, has teamed up with Revo for their ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ campaign which aims to raise $10 million (£6.25 million) for screening and glasses.
The company will donate $10 (£6.25) for each pair of eyeglasses it sells to the campaign.
The singer was diagnosed with glaucoma two decades ago but his eyes have improved with treatment.
In a statement on Revo’s official website Revo.com, he said: “The ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ campaign is a very personal one for me. Thanks to good medical care my eyes are okay, but tens of millions of people around the world with sight problems don’t have access to glasses, or even a basic eye test.
“Poor eyesight may not be life-threatening, but it dramatically affects your life and your livelihood if you aren’t able to fix it.
He added: “When we met with experts, they said the number one problem is untreated poor vision, which prevents a child from learning in school, or an adult from performing their job.
“Sight is a human right and the ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ initiative will help ensure millions of people have access to the eye exams and glasses they need to see.”
Bono will introduce his own collection with the firm this autumn.