Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness; campaign aims to raise $10 million



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FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bono, who has had problems with his own eyesight, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged. Bono was diagnosed with glaucoma two decades ago and while he says his eyesight is now ok. But in a statement, Thursday, July 23, 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." (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)


FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bono, who has had problems with his own eyesight, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged. Bono was diagnosed with glaucoma two decades ago and while he says his eyesight is now ok. But in a statement, Thursday, July 23, 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." (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)


NEW YORK — 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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