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...]

Team Kermit Rides Again To Fight Against Pediatric Brain Tumors

Every year Jay Binkowitz and his wife along with Team Kermit do their part to fight against cancer. Last year the PMC bike ride raised $41 million and Team Kermit raised $360,000 in 2014 with 100% of your donations going directly to research in the fight against pediatric brain tumors. Very impressive number and hopefully 2015 the team will be able … [Read more...]

Fight for Sight and 100% Optical encourage you to #BLINKWINKTHINK

Fight for Sight and 100% Optical encourage everyone to #BLINKWINKTHINK, nominate and donate to raise valuable funds for pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. It sounds simple and it is simple, to raise money for such a worthwhile cause and help win the fight against sight loss. Fight for Sight (the main eye … [Read more...]

It Is Better To Give Than to Recieve

Every year, Shirley and I give back 10% of our net profits to a charity. I know many eyecare professionals both wholesale and retail have the same give back philosophy and run their companies with that in mind. As we come into the holiday season, I hope we each take the time to give not just to receive. Here are a few examples of what some eyecare … [Read more...]

Tura Celebrates World Sight Day 2014

Tura Inc. is celebrating World Sight Day by participating in the World Sight Day Challenge. The company is donating 3% of all proceeds from their online purchases to Optometry Giving Sight (from October 7th – 9th) by donating 3% of online purchases   … [Read more...]