L’Amy America Launches Holiday Charity Program—Buy One, Give One to See a Better Tomorrow

By Staff
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:18 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America will launch a charity program this holiday season that will provide eyewear to those in need.

Modo’s Buy a Frame, Help A Child See Program

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Modo’s Buy a Frame—Help a Child See program works to provide early detection and intervention necessary for children in underprivileged areas that need help the most.

Vision for a Nation Chief Exec Tom Rosewall Wins Top Charity Award

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is proud to announce that its CEO, Tom Rosewall, has won top prize in the “Rising Chief Executive” category at the 2016 Third Sector Excellence awards ceremony.

OneSight Launches Focus on Sight Program to Provide Vision Care for U.S. Children

By Staff
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:24 AM CINCINNATI—OneSight has launched their Focus on Sight program, which was developed to create a streamlined approach to providing access to vision care for underserved students and their families.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Kicks Off Fourth Year

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch. The number of visitors to the site is expected to reach 3 million by years’ end, according to an announcement from the organization.

Vision Direct and Fight for Sight Launch #ThinkUV Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 1:10 PM

LONDON—Vision Direct and Fight for Sight have joined forces to start #ThinkUV, a campaign urging people to protect their eyes and think about the dangers of ultra-violet (UV) rays this summer. As part of the campaign, the organizations will be encouraging everyone to take a sunglass selfie and help raise funds for pioneering research into sight loss prevention.

World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:18 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual World Sight Day Challenge campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.

Orbis Unveils Redesigned Flying Eye Hospital

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEWARK, N.J.—Orbis, the international charity that fights blindness around the world, unveiled its new Flying Eye Hospital last month on a cross country tour that began in Los Angeles and made stops in Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., Memphis, Tenn., Dallas, Texas and Sacramento, Calif.

Hundreds Receive Free Glasses After EyeXam Mission Trip

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—EyeXam—a smartphone and tablet eyecare app—chronicled the success of a mission trip by Valley Christian High School (VCHS) students to Freedom Park, a squatter camp in South Africa with an estimated population of 50,000 people.

NineSigma Partners With Essilor on See Change Challenge

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:24 AM CLEVELAND—NineSigma, is working with Essilor on Essilor’s See Change Challenge, a competition to facilitate low cost vision care access for underserved regions throughout the world.

Essilor Launches Competition to Facilitate Low Cost Vision Care Access for Underserved Regions

By Staff
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:15 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor is launching the See Change Challenge, a competition to uncover what it described as “low-cost, easy-to-use and scalable solutions that can be used by primary vision care providers in underserved areas to accurately measure eye refractive errors.”

EYElliance and World Economic Forum Report Explores Economic Growth Via Eyeglasses for the Underserved

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:24 AM TIANJIN, People’s Republic of China—The provision of eyeglasses to the more than 2.5 billion of the world’s inhabitants that currently suffer from poor vision but lack access to the solution could generate huge returns in terms of educational attainment and economic growth.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Wins Top Prize at the U.K. Charity Awards 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:18 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Vision for a Nation has been awarded top prize in the International Aid and Development category by the United Kingdom’s Charity Awards Programme, the U.K. charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards program.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Puts the Fun Into Vision Care for Kids

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM MADISON, Wis.—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day (GGPD), which took place May 7 and 8, continued to show growth as it was hosted in over 10 cities this year.

Clearly Campaign Sets Deadline to Enter Contest to Combat Poor Vision

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:15 AM HONG KONG—Organizers of Clearly, a year-long campaign to combat poor vision, have set July 18, 2016 as the deadline for entering The Clearly Vision Prize, a competition to find the most innovative solutions for improving sight throughout the world.
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