Optometry Giving Site Launches Children’s Vision Campaign

New York, NY, 12 April 2016): Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to co-host the official launch of the Our Children’s Vision Campaign at the Australian Consulate in New York. This new global campaign has been initiated by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Vision for Life™ fund, created by Essilor. It seeks to bring together … [Read more...]

Optometry Giving Sight Reaches Funding Goals

Denver CO (April, 2016): Optometry Giving Sight is delighted to announce that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now achieved its target. The campaign, which was initiated in April 2014, sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’s funded projects throughout the world, with a specific focus … [Read more...]

Corey Smith x Seva Foundation to Raise Money for Children’s Eye Camp

Nashville, TN (April, 2015) – Singer-songwriter and musician  Corey Smith  has been hard at work raising money for the  Seva Foundation  this spring. Recently, Smith hosted an online contest on Chideo, to benefit the cause closest to him, the Seva Foundation. Since 1978, Seva Foundation has been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Announces Partnership with Patient Access Network

Washington, DC, (March, 2016) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and Prevent Blindness  announced that they are launching a new alliance to offer holistic support for people living with retinal vein  occlusion, macular disease and uveitis. The alliance will enable the organizations to leverage the PAN Foundation's eye health financial … [Read more...]

OCuSOFT, Inc. Partners with Prevent Blindness

CHICAGO (March, 2016)* – Prevent Blindness , the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, is pleased to announce the support of OCuSOFT ® Inc. www.ocusoft.com, a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health. Because women are at significantly … [Read more...]

Liberty Sport Renews Partnership With Special Olympics

Washington, DC - Liberty Sport, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sports protective eyewear, has committed to renewing a global partnership agreement with Special Olympics, providing key support to the Special Olympics- Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes® (Opening Eyes) global vision care program. Through this renewed commitment to … [Read more...]

Jenny Pomeroy to be Honored at Eye Health National Summit

CHICAGO (Jan, 2016) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, is requesting nominations for the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The Award recognizes an individual, team, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of public health, and vision … [Read more...]

57 Vision Charities To Get Involved In

Tis the Season for Giving and we have updated our Vision Charity list to consider for donations. This is not a complete listing, I would estimate there are about 10x more charities. Many local cities and states have a charities and your local trade organizations. In addition there are separate charities for Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Establishes Scholarship Program With Illinois College Of Optometry

Roselle, IL – Value eyewear leader Modern Optical International, in conjunction with the National Optometric Association (NOA), has established a new scholarship program within Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). This scholarship has been established to encourage, support, and underscore the importance of minority students in the field of … [Read more...]

Positive Impact VS Sustainability

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Tanzania. Thanks to my husband Ron in giving up 90% of his luggage allowance we were able to take sunglasses, readers and baby clothes with us. Here we are at Little Olivers with Asilia's Positive Impact coordinator for distribution to remote villages. Positive Impact VS Sustainability: Most … [Read more...]

SmartBuyGlasses Donates 10,000 Eyeglasses To Ghana

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group recently surpassed the $2 million mark with a donation of 10,000 pairs of glasses to Ghana. September, 2015  – The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group recently reached $2 million worth of eyewear donated to various countries across the developing world through its Buy One, Give One social movement. Having partnered … [Read more...]

Visions of Africa

I was lucky enough to go on an African Safari in 2011 and loved it so much I am going back this August. I am taking extra supplies with me this time, courtesy of Wiley X, Ron's Optical and Hilco. Each company has donated eyewear for distribution to people in Tanzania. This African nation consists of over 45 million people from at least 120 … [Read more...]

VisionWeb Gives Royalty Payment To Opticians Association

Austin, TX – July, 2015 – VisionWeb has announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,398 earned for their members placing eyecare product orders through VisionWeb over the past 12 months. This marks the fifth year of VisionWeb providing royalty payments to the … [Read more...]

Shamir Joins Think About Your Eyes Initiative

Industry Support Continues to Grow for National Eye Health Campaign  Alexandria, VA (May, 2015) – Shamir Insight, Inc., the marketing arm behind many product lines of premium progressive lenses from Shamir Optical Industry, Ltd., is the latest industry leader to support Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign aimed at … [Read more...]

New Members Elected to Prevent Blindness Board of Directors

CHICAGO (March, 2015) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, and J. David Pierson, founder of J. David Optical Consultancy, have been elected to the … [Read more...]