Bono cam­paigns for eye care aware­ness

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Bono, who has had prob­lems with his own vi­sion, is part­ner­ing with a com­pany to pro­vide bet­ter eye care to the un­der­priv­i­leged.

The “Buy Vi­sion, Give Sight” cam­paign with eyewear brand Revo is de­signed to raise $10 mil­lion for screen­ing, eye­glasses and other as­sis­tance to the im­pov­er­ished. Revo will do­nate $10 for each pair of eye­glasses it sells, and the U2 front­man will in­tro­duce his own line of Revo sun­glasses, which he has been wear­ing on U2’s sold-out tour, in the fall.

Bono, who was di­ag­nosed with glau­coma two decades ago, says his eye­sight is OK now. But in a Thurs­day state­ment, he said “tens of mil­lions of peo­ple around the world with sight prob­lems don’t have ac­cess to glasses, or even a ba­sic eye test.”

He called sight a “hu­man right.” The 55-year-old rocker is known for his ac­tivism and phi­lan­thropy.

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