Three-year-old Jonas Harrison from Grand Rapids was born blind, a result of a rare eye condition called Peters anomaly. At birth, his corneas were clouded with no light perception.
After a series of interventions including corneal transplants at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center, Jonas has some vision.
“When doctors (at U-M Kellogg Eye Center) told us he had some potential for sight, I started looking for glasses,” said Jonas’ dad, Ben Harrison.
Realizing the gap in good fashion for kids, they created Jonas Paul Eyewear, a “Buy Sight, Give Sight” eyewear company that helps nonprofits provide eye exams, glasses and blindness-preventing supplements for children across the globe.