Prevent Blindness Names Marge Axelrad As 2017 Person of Vision Award

CHICAGO (Nov., 2016) – Prevent Blindness,  has chosen Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group, as the recipient of the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award will be presented on March 30, 2017, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at the Lotte New York Palace, … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness x Liberty Sport Launch Performance Vision Award

In recognition of leading Independent Eye Care Professionals who are committed to reducing preventable eye injuries in both active youth and adults, Prevent Blindness, Liberty Sport, and Dr. Alan Reichow, OD, Med, FAAO, announce the new “Performance Vision Center” Award program. This program recognizes a commitment to “Protecting and Enhancing … [Read more...]

Santinelli Continues To Participate in Habitat For Humanity

October, 2016, Hauppauge, NY – The associates and their families at Santinelli International continue to “give back” to the community, having participating in the company’s sixth Habitat for Humanity home build on October 8, 2016. Alongside the home owner, a disabled Army veteran named Youlanda, our team helped with the demo work inside the house … [Read more...]

Why The Think About Your Eyes Campaign Is Good For ECP’s

As online sales have grown, the one factor that is missing is the importance of eye health, specifically an annual eye exam. The best way to get the word  out is directly to the consumer, which is why this is such great news for eyecare professionals, that The Vision Council will be contributing $3 Million to the Think About Your Eyes … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports 2015 World Sight Day

Protective eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. has joined Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge Coalition to support important eye health initiatives and projects designed to help those who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.  The lynchpin of this ongoing international campaign is World Sight Day, which this year falls on … [Read more...]

Thank You Sponsors Of The World Sight Day Challenge

Denver CO (September): Leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices will once again join forces in a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day (October 13th) and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs throughout September and October. This is the 10th year of the Challenge, which … [Read more...]

Think About Your Eyes Campaign Expands Leadership

Jon Torrey Named Executive Director, Dana Fairbanks Joins as Marketing Consultant Alexandria, VA (September, 2016) - The national Think About Your Eyes campaign, which is celebrating a year of growth both within the industry and impact on public awareness, announced two staffing changes, effective immediately. Jon Torrey, previously the … [Read more...]

How The Vision Council x Vision Expo Raise Awareness of Vision Health

Las Vegas, NV (September, 2016) – By supporting the 460 manufacturers and suppliers who officially exhibit on the Show floor and in the meeting rooms at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, as well as The Suites in the Venetian, eyewear professionals and eyecare providers attending International Vision Expo West will unite to raise awareness of … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Announces Recipient of Bonnie Strickland Award

CHICAGO (Aug, 2016) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, and home of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) announced the recipient of the second annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.”  This year’s selected recipient is Illinois Eye Institute … [Read more...]

Think About Your Eyes Campaign Reaches Milestone

Alexandria, VA (July 2016) - The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased optical industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch. The campaign expects that number to reach 3 million by years’ end. “We are thrilled that the campaign … [Read more...]

World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual fundraising campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they can’t access an eye exam and vision care provided by an optometrist. This year’s World Sight Day Challenge will focus on the need for effective, sustainable eye health … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Launches The Focus Initiative

Prevent Blindness has launched “The Focus Initiative,” a virtual forum for those working in vision and public health.  The program was debuted today at the non-profit group’s 2016 Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. The Focus Initiative is a professional network that encourages the sharing of resources, including vision … [Read more...]

World Sight Day Challenge 2016

As a reminder the World Site Day Challenge is Thursday October 13. This is a great way for eyecare professionals to raise funds for sustainable eye and vision care services for people in need.  This year our focus is children. There are many ways you can participate: Make a donation or choose a Pledge Level for company participation, … [Read more...]

Cleinman Performance Partners x Optometry Cares

Optometry Cares Named Recipient of Cleinman Performance Partners 2016 Fundraising Proceeds Oneonta, New York: Cleinman Performance Partners, North America’s leading optometry consulting think tank, has selected Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation as the national beneficiary of their 2016 fundraising efforts. Each year, Cleinman Performance … [Read more...]

National Center For Children’s Vision And Eye Health

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality Announce State Participants for Initiative to Improve Children’s Vision CHICAGO (June, 2016) –As part of the Improving Children's Vision: Systems, Stakeholders & Support initiative, The National Center for … [Read more...]