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...]

Freebie Friday: Click To Donate For Free To World Sight Day

Between October 3-9, All About Vision will be posting seven special social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +. For each and every share, Like, Retweet,  Repin or +1 the posts receive during those seven days , AllAboutVision.com will donate $7 to Optometry Giving Sight. This will cost you nothing except a simple click of a … [Read more...]

Crowd Sourcing Eye Health And Vision

Normally we see crowd sourcing for people wanting to start or grow their own businesses. Lately it seems that many people are raising funds for non-profits or sadly just to purchase a new pair of eyeglasses or have an eye exam- surgery. I thought I would share with you some of the stories of non profits and people needing to have vision … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed For Vision- Health Expo In Orange County, California

Below is a request for volunteers for the vision section of a Health Expo in Garden Grove, California on October 11th. If you are interested in helping please contact Jackie Lim @949-273-0555 x 402 or Jlim@ifhomelss.org … [Read more...]

Music For Meister Fundraiser At Vision Expo West

Many of you probably already know of the passing of Darryl Meister, a man who will be missed in our industry.  A special Fundraising Event for Darryls Meisters Educational Fund will be held at Vision Expo West 2014. Even if you are not going you can contribute here.  I have heard all the members of the band and they are excellent and definitely … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Effects of UV Exposure

Alexandria, VA (August, 2014) – In a briefing on Capitol Hill, The Vision Council addressed concerns of ultraviolet (UV) exposure to vision health, including serious long and short term problems.  Justin Bazan, OD, owner of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn, NY, and active member of The Vision Council’s medical advisory team, will educate attendees about … [Read more...]

Optometry Giving Sight appoints Chief Development Officer for North America

Denver, CO (July 21, 2014). Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Anderson as Chief Development Officer for North America. Eric is a senior development leader with more than 25 years experience in all aspects of fundraising management with special emphasis on the cultivation, solicitation and stewarding of major … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness – Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament

Prevent Blindness to Host Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament - Annual Event Will Coincide with 2014 Vision Expo West in Las Vegas CHICAGO ( 2014) – The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail … [Read more...]

PERC and IVA Endorse Think About Your Eyes Campaign

The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA) announced their endorsement of the Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) advertising campaign ANGELES – The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA) announced their endorsement of the Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) advertising … [Read more...]

A&A Optical x Lamy Announce Results of Holiday Giving Program

Dallas, TX and Wilton, CT, May 2014: The holiday season tends to bring out a sense of generosity in people. At the completion of a Holiday Charity Program, honoring veterans, A&A Optical and L’Amy America are excited to share the results of a true team effort and amazing hand of generosity towards America’s veterans. In total, A&A Optical … [Read more...]

Optometry Giving Sight Establishes “Circle of Sight”

Denver, CO (April, 2014) – Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established ‘Circle of Sight’ at a special function sponsored by HOYA at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014.  The Circle of Sight honors Optometry Giving Sight’s monthly donors.  Monthly giving is extremely important to the charity as it … [Read more...]

The Optometric Society Launched

Press Release: THE Optometric Society is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for membership. THE Optometric Society is being founded to represent the interests of ODs.  Optometry will benefit from a diverse membership which is able to discuss issues facing our industry in a professional and positive manner.  TOS is an … [Read more...]