In 2015, our decision to partner with Timmy Global Health (“Timmy”) and donate reading glasses for their medical service trips was a no-brainer.  Timmy is on a mission to expand access to healthcare around the world and empower the next generation to tackle today’s greatest health challenges. Through Timmy’s medical service trips to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nigeria, they are able to provide vision services including the distribution of reading glasses. Together, we’re dedicated to making a global impact and improving lives. Now, you can help, too. We’re excited to announce our newest reader, The Timmy!

The Timmy Reader

In order to make a larger impact, we decided it was time to create a reader specifically for Timmy Global Health. For every pair of The Timmy sold, we will donate $3 to Timmy Global Health to support their global healthcare commitment, including vision services in their underserved partner communities.*

This plastic pair of reading glasses is available in black or tortoise, a variety of powers, and features comfortable spring hinges. With a classic shape, The Timmy looks great on both men and women! If you’re looking for an easy way to make a difference, consider purchasing a pair of newest readers.

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Why Reading Glasses?

Access to eyewear is oftentimes limited in the communities Timmy serves. While we often think of reading glasses in relation to reading, there are other ways a pair of readers can help individuals live their lives. For example, if a woman makes her living by weaving, she may struggle to make ends meet when her eyesight begins to deteriorate. A pair of readers allows her to continue her work as a craftsperson and support her family. Donating reading glasses to these communities can make a huge difference in their everyday lives! and timmy global health

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*From September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021, will donate $3 to Timmy Global Health for every pair of The Timmy reader purchased on® in the United States (excluding AL, HI IL, SC, MA, and MS) to help support their global healthcare commitment.