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WHO is RSG?

wieder-sehen_640_334We’re a team of concerned citizens of the planet, trying to bring light into the life of preventably blind people of the world. Social Entrepreneurship is not just a good thing, It’s a necessary thing.

JFK was right when he said “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” that matters. In this case, we’re extrapolating a bit, and including the entire planet, as we are all of this planet, and the pain and suffering of our fellow man affects us all.

In this case, the plight of those going blind for lack of resources is what we’re trying to amend.

Understanding the lack of sensorial input was the starting point for this endeavor. The idea came to us, when the founder lost his hearing temporarily. It is nothing short of scary to loose your hearing functions. But in that state, Sebastian, our founder, started thinking of all those that don’t have access to the medical facilities or the resources, to take care of a simple surgery, to prevent the loss of sense for the rest of their lives.

Loosing his hearing, even temporarily, sparked this drive to prevent that from happening to others. Loosing your sight can lead to, especially in the developing countries, being treated as a pariah, being pushed to the fringes of society, which can lead to not being able to provide for yourself or for your family, not having a place to live, not leading a happy live, contributing. All because of lack of resources, and because of a where they are born. This should never be the case!

If a simple cataract surgery in the West, “civilized world” is affordable and sometimes included in your health care plan, getting access to the same cataract surgery is cost prohibitive and sometimes very difficult to get to, distance wise, in the Third World. So, a human being born in a developing country is faced with the immensity of loosing her/his sight because of a very small amount of money, by western standards. How can this be? How can we stand by and let this happen?

Well, WE couldn’t! That’s why Rising Sun Glasses!

We could not let preventable socio-economic factors decide who’s going blind and who’s not. Factors like distance to the nearest qualified hospital or ophthalmologist, and the costs of the surgery, are factors that we can mediate. With every pair of RSG sunglasses sold, we are providing for the medical examinations, the eye surgery, or the treatment of preventable blindness, for one person in the developing world. So the more glasses we sell and the more people we reach with our message, the more people we get to save. Actually, you, the buyer of our glasses, gets to save the sight of those people, you get to be the HERO

header_beira_02_640_218And now going back to JFK’s speech, it is about what you can do for your country, in this case your world. If buying a pair of sunglasses can help another person keep their sight, keep their integrity as a human being, it is our / your duty to help.

If, in the process, you get a pair of stylish and good for you, and your karma, glasses, that’s even better. In the development of our glasses, we took the highest care in doing it with the environment in mind, by using renewable and recyclable resources, and in sourcing the production to a local manufacturer, therefore reducing the environmental impact of transport. We’re trying to help, and we’re trying to help those in need, and the planet.

We thought of the quality of the lenses too, and we decided that we will do our best in preventing blindness at home too, by incorporating high quality 100% UV protection, even in our HERO model (clear lens), therefore protecting your eye and your vision.

In short, this is who we are: concerned citizens of the world, trying to prevent blindness, and bring beauty to this world at the same time.

About who YOU are? You are a person that is trying to do her/his part in reducing suffering in this world, trying to make this world a better place, and looking good while doing it.

We cannot wait to meet you and hear your stories, and see you looking dashing in your new pair of Rising Sun Glasses, and helping those in need see the light again, because of your involvement.

Hit us up at rsg email.

Cheers and thanks!

The sun is indeed shinning, shinning on all of our customers, helping blind people in need. Here’s your chance to help too, and look amazing while doing your part:

BUY ONE PAIR OF RSG MODEL .002, AND GET FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE!

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You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.

Ted from Zurich with RSG mod.002… LOOKING GOOD!

Ted is wearing his brand new RSG model .002, and looking great if we could say so ourselves.  Here he is, doing his part in helping a blind person in need see the bright light of the sun.

Would you do your part? A blind person in need needs your help now. And with this feeling of helping others and making this world a better place, you also get your own pair of stylish, eco friendly, sustainable sunglasses. Oh YEAH!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

Happy Faces Everywhere XV

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Giuseppe from Switzerland with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Giuseppe has helped a blind child in need see the sunlight again. Would you do your part? A blind person in need needs your help now. And with this feeling of helping others and making this world a better place, you also get your own pair of stylish, eco friendly, sustainable sunglasses. Oh YEAH!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

Rising Sun Glasses Giuseppe

Happy Faces Everywhere XII

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Karin from Switzerland sailing with RSG… LOOKING GOOD!

 

Karin was thrilled to get her RSG sunglasses. We were thrilled that, with her purchase, a blind person in need was able to afford sight saving surgery. Thank you Karin!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on  www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

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ANDROGON.COM Men’s Magazine    Sport.adventure.culture

Der richtige Augenblick für ein neues Hilfsprojekt – Rising Sun Glasses rettet das Augenlicht von Menschen in der Dritten Welt

After the darkest hour comes the rising sun: das Motto von Rising Sun Glasses™ ist die Basis einer nachhaltigen und einzigartigen Idee. Es bedeutet mehr als nur eine kleine Spende auf ein Konto einzuzahlen. Die Mission ist, anderen Menschen nachhaltig und möglichst sofort zu helfen – und sich gleichzeitig selbst etwas Schönes zu gönnen: Der Kauf einer von Hand in einer kleinen italienischen Manufaktur nahe Varese hergestellten Rising Sun Glasses Designer-Sonnenbrille rettet das Augenlicht vieler Menschen in Not. Die exklusive Bestellmöglichkeit unter www.risingsunglasses.com sichert vor Missbrauch. Schon mit einem vergleichsweise kleinen Betrag kann in der Dritten Welt eine oft einfache Operation mit erstaunlichen Ergebnissen finanziert werden. Vielen Menschen in Not leidenden Ländern fehlt das Geld für die Rettung ihrer Sehkraft, die oft Grundlage für das Überleben ist. Weltweit rund 285 Millionen Menschen sind beeinträchtigt, was ihre Sehfähigkeit anbelangt, davon 39 Millionen komplett erblindet.

Vor Ort arbeitet Rising Sun Glasses mit „Licht für die Welt“ zusammen. Der unabhängige gemeinnützige Verein wurde bereits 1988 als Christoffel-Blindenmission Österreich gegründet und ist in der nationalen Blinden-Prävention von Ländern wie Burkina Faso, Mosambique, Ruanda, Süd-Sudan, Indien oder Pakistan sehr erfolgreich. Allein 2011 konnten 41.369 Operationen am Grauen Star ermöglicht werden, sodass Menschen, die ohne diese Hilfe ihr Leben lang blind gewesen wären, das Augenlicht geschenkt wurde. Die international etablierte Organisation garantiert mit ebenso viel Engagement die Koordination und Durchführung der Blindenhilfe von Rising Sun Glasses.

Energieeffiziente Herstellung, nachhaltige Werte und hohe Qualitätsstandarts: Jede Brille von Rising Sun Glasses besteht aus dem nachwachsendem und recyclebaren Zellstoff Tenite™. Dieses Material benötigt zur Herstellung und Verarbeitung signifikant weniger Energie als herkömmliche Kunststoffe. An den Seiten jeder Sonnenbrille finden Sie die Abkürzung von Rising Sun Glasses „RSG“ in Braille-Blindenschrift wieder. Der Schriftzug mit dem Motto „AFTER THE DARKEST HOUR COMES THE RISING SUN“ findet sich auf der Innenseite jeder Sonnenbrille wieder. Die weißen Enden symbolisieren den Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit und erinnern den Träger der Rising Sun Glasses daran, dass er einem Menschen geholfen hat, seine Sehkraft zu verbessern oder sogar wieder sehen zu können.

Die Rising Sun Glasses Sonnenbrille gibt es ab sofort zum Preis von 189 EUR. Der Preis ist inklusive Funding zu Gunsten „Licht für die Welt“, die die Kosten für die Operation eines blinden Menschen übernimmt. Der Versand innerhalb Europas ist kostenfrei; es besteht 60 Tage Rückgaberecht. Selbst bei Rückgabe der Brille übernimmt Rising Sun Glasses die Kosten für die Operation eines Patienten.
Sebastian Triebl, Unternehmer und Gründer von Rising Sun Glasses: „Nach einer Krankheit habe ich selbst erfahren, was der Verlust der Sinne bedeutet. Im Zuge meiner Genesung entstand die Idee, mit Rising Sun Glasses unkompliziert und schnell zu helfen und gleichzeitig Spendern für ihren finanziellen Einsatz auch einen ganz persönlichen, sichtbaren Mehrwert mit Style-Faktor zu bieten. Fördern und Lifestyle schließen sich nicht grundsätzlich aus, sodass wir eine neue Spender-Zielgruppe erschließen können! Zusammen mit ,Licht für die Welt’ können wir etwas bewegen – buchstäblich für den Augenblick, aber noch weit darüber hinaus. Für Rising Sun Glasses ist dabei die Entscheidung, die Designer-Brillen in Italien zu produzieren, nicht nur eine Frage der Qualität. Wir möchten nicht selbst Teil des Problems werden, indem einem Teil der Dritten Welt geholfen und gleichzeitig billig bei der Produktion ausnutzt wird.“

RSG Model .001 in a Café

And here we go again… RSG LOOKING GREAT IN A CAFE!

This pair of RSG eco friendly sunglasses has helped a visually impaired child see the sunlight again. We cannot be  any prouder of all our customers, for their dedication to making the life of a blind person in need a little bit better.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see you wearing them!

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.

Here’s Kaddy from Germany LOOKING GOOD while doing her part in helping a blind person in need.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We cant wait to see them!