The Today Show on NBC will this morning feature SOLO Eyewear, a company started by SDSU students that uses profits to provide eye surgeries and prescription glasses to people in need.
The feature is set to air at 10 a.m. (Click here to see the Today Show segment)
San Diego State University has a legacy of producing successful entrepreneurs. Hoping to join the likes of Jim Sinegal of Costco, Ralph Rubio of Rubio’s and Thom McElroy of Volcom are Jenny Amaraneni, Craig Stern and Dana Holliday.
They are the visionaries behind SOLO Eyewear, an eco-friendly sunglasses company that is taking on the vision deficits of the world.
“Nearly one billion people in the world do not have access to eye care, and 80 percent of blindness in the world is preventable,” Amaraneni said. “I have terrible vision and I could not imagine living without eyeglasses. I couldn’t function. Giving sight to people is a great opportunity to make a difference.”
For every pair of sunglasses sold, SOLO Eyewear donates a pair of prescription eyeglasses or funds eye surgeries for those in need.
SOLO Eyewear is primarily sold online at www.soloeyewear.com and is also available for purchase at the SDSU Bookstore.
Find out how the company got off the ground.