In 9th grade, Yash Gupta broke his glasses and had to attend school without them for an entire week. Sitting in the back of the room he could not see the board, and unable to absorb the information being taught those few days. His dilemma made him wonder if other students had similar problems, especially those with no health insurance or access to eye exams. Wanting to give every student the ability to see and learn he decide to take action. In January 2011, Gupta started Sight Learning, a nonprofit organization which collects and donates used eyeglasses for students who need them in third world countries, and organizes eye-exam clinics in these nations. To date, Sight Learning under Gupta’s leadership has impacted thousands of young students around the world, donating over $100,000 worth of eyeglasses and organizing several eye-clinics in various nations.