Eco Optical-Equation and Recycled Frames

Normally we don't showcase online eyeglass companies- but  Equation Inc- (equationllc.com)  is very different. 100% of their eyewear is recycled, in fact they are a member of the National Recycling Coalition. Not only are they committed to the environment by selling recycled frames,  they are committed to working with local communities to provide … [Read more...]

Giving Sight Challenge-Save the Date

You can take the challenge by: Donating your eye exam fees from October 8 (or any other day in October) Or making a personal or practice donation, and Planning a practice celebration Click here to register today and request a free practice kit Click here for more information or call 1 888 OGS GIVE … [Read more...]

Go Haiti Gran Moun Sunglass Distribution

Global Outreach Haiti's Gran Moun program participants get new sunglasses thanks to donations from the U.S. Music is "Give me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath. … [Read more...]

More Eyeglasses Could Help Global Economy-WHO

GENEVA, June 2 - Giving away free glasses is a cheap way of boosting the global economy with billions of dollars lost every year due to visual impairments, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. An estimated 153 million people worldwide have impaired vision due to untreated eye conditions such as near or farsightedness that can … [Read more...]

New Eyes -Donates Eyeglass Frames

"We believe that being successful in business comes with a commitment to helping others," said Nancy Bliss of Silver Dollar Optical. "Everyone at our company is delighted to assist New Eyes for the Needy in giving the gift of vision to the less fortunate. The partnership we have established by donating our overstocked inventory is a relationship we … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Outing and Auction Info

I know there are a lot of Optical industry golfers and thought that we would let you know about Prevent Blindness America's 2nd Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Outing. It will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. The golf outing is a four-person scramble with prizes given to contest hole winners. … [Read more...]

Optical Non-Profits-United Sight

A new non profit was founded this year- United Sight. United Sight brings together ophthalmologists, local charities to provide free eye exams.  The First Event is in San Francisco Wed. October 28, 2009 -or this event United Sight will be partnering with SF Project Homeless Connect, an organization who has been producing bi-monthly medical … [Read more...]

Physicians For Social Responsibility

If you want to know more about environmental health information or even become involved in social responsibility check out Physicians For Social Responsibility PSR Is the medical and health voice working together to prevent the use and spreading of nuclear weapons, slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the … [Read more...]

Eye Rock- Off Axis Band- Howard Levy OD

We recieved this email from Howard Levy OD.  'I want to thank Show producers Steve Santinelli of Santinelli International and key organizers Bill Gerber of Global Impact Group and Andy Karp of Jobson Optical Group.  Since joining Eye Rock and the Off Axis Band and adding a poster banner in my office, my patients are not only more excited to … [Read more...]

Duck Splashing with Duane DeCroupet OD

I ran into Duane DeCroupet OD at OptoWest- you can see him on YouTube speaking about the Glendale Kiwanis Duck Race, in which the Kiwanis raised $80,000!  October 18, 2008 www.ducks4kids.com This sounds like a fun- fund raising idea- what a great way to promote some fun with your customers and patients!  If you know him- tell him he's a … [Read more...]

Discovery Eye Foundation – Resource for Optical Providers

My sister-in-law passed a Discovery Eye Foundation newsletter on to me as she thought it might be interesting for the blog. I don't know this organization but found the newsletter very informative and thought it would be a good idea to pass on the link. I think it might be a good information resource for all optical providers and I am sure many of … [Read more...]

Woman and Minorities Optical Association

Women and Minorities Optical Association Rewards Kansas Optician for Charitable Assistance to Kidnap Victim WAMOA Gives First Award to Dee Schmidt In March 2009, the Women and Minorities Optical Association (WAMOA) formed to improve visibility and opportunities for women and minorities in the optical industry. At the helm is Wendy Schneider, … [Read more...]

Non- Profit- VisionSpring- Eyewear in A Bag Program

      We met a very interesting person Dr. Jordan Kassalow, Co-founder of VisionSpring. Dr. Jordan Kassalow, a practicing optometrist who has dedicated his life to improving vision and economic opportunity in the developing world. Jordan's work as an eye doctor and public health expert has taken him on scores of medical missions to … [Read more...]

Adaptive Eyewear- Solving Problems in Africa

I came across this interesting video from World Health Organization  40% of worlds population needs glasses, unfortunately most of the world cannot afford a seeing device or even have access to an eyecare professional.  For more information click on the following link- World Bank Program  … [Read more...]

Donate or Volunteer- Optical Non-Profits

Donate or Volunteer- Optical Services-Get Involved!  American Council Of The Blind American Diabetes Association American Foundation For The Blind American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) Macular Degeneration Foundation American Nystagmus Network (ANN) Braille Institute InfantSEE nfantSEE® is a public health program … [Read more...]