Optical Women’s Association One Minute Mentor

Cathy and I are long term members of the Optical Women's Association. I am one of the founders of the OWA's mentoring program so I always pay particular attention to OWA's One Minute Mentor. I thought that the 12-07-2009 one by Jodi Groh was inspiring so here it is: Visual Acuity - What Do We Really See? by Jodi Groh I recently volunteered at a … [Read more...]

Passing on the Gift – Non Optical Charity to Consider

It is almost the end of 2009 and time to give to charities if you want the tax write off for this year. So, do you just pick Optical and Eyecare causes or how do you choose? There are so many charities and so many people that need help. Optical choices aside this is one I would like to bring to your attention, Heifer, a non optical charity to … [Read more...]

Optician Karen Flynn Volunteers To Work With Homeless

Robbie Bell (eyecoach.org) sent us this email about his experiences working with Karen Flynn and Project Homeless; 'Unfortunately, my words do not do this event or even Karen herself, justice. Because of all the services offered during a PHC event, vision care usually tops the list of most needed service, chaos can usually ensue.  Yet, Karen … [Read more...]

Bess the Book Bus – Transitions and Optical Partners

We love to report good deeds from our Optical Industry friends and sponsors. We are very interested in Bess the Book Bus. Transitions Optical, Inc. and several industry partners teamed up with Tampa native Jennifer Frances and her mobile literacy program, “Bess the Book Bus,” to provide free eye screenings to nearly 350 students at West Shore … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Pictures

The 2nd Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Outing benefitting Prevent Blindness America was a big success. They  raised $109,000 thanks to generous participants and sponsors. Next year’s event which will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010, again at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada! … [Read more...]

EYEROCK BAND ROCKING OUT AT MARCHON PARTY 2009

WE WERE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT EYEROCK AT THE MARCHON PARTY AT VISION EXPO WEST THIS YEAR! NOW HERE IS THE OFFICIAL POSTER - IT'S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE PLUS LOTS OF FUN! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf

Just a reminder, the 2009 Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Event will be held September 30, 2009 at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas Sponsoring Companies are the following: Transitions Optical, Inc., Refac Optical Group, Essilor, Advantica Eyecare, Davis  Vision, Hilco/OnGuard Safety, VSP Global, VSP Labs, … [Read more...]

The World Giving Sight Day Challenge in October

World Sight Day Challenge is coming up in October. You can get involved by donating your exam fee from October 8, make a personal or practice donation or even plan 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...]

Prevent Blindness America- Swing Fore Sight Golf Outing

Prevent Blindness America’s 2nd Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Outing 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.  For more information please visit their website at www.preventblindness.golfreg.com or contact Kristin … [Read more...]

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...]