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...]

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...]