A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

ABB Optical Group Awards ‘ABB Cares’ Grants to 10 Non-Profits Nationwide

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group has announced the 10 non-profit organizations that have each won $1,000 in the optical product distributor’s inaugural grants program, ABB Cares. Launched in August 2014, the program celebrates organizations throughout the U.S. that have improved the quality of life in communities served by ABB. Due to the large number of applications, 140 non-profit organizations nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide, ABB expanded the number of $1,000 grants available from five to 10.

EyeBuyDirect.com Partners With Feed the Children to Provide Glasses to Children and Adults in Need

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Online eyewear retailer, EyeBuyDirect.com has partnered with Feed the Children to provide over 10,400 pairs of prescription glasses to children and adults in impoverished communities who might not otherwise have access to necessary corrective eyewear.

Live Oak Bank Invests in VSP Global Eyes of Hope

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:18 AM WILMINGTON, N.C.— Live Oak Bank is investing in VSP Global Eyes of Hope to help increase access to affordable, high-quality eyecare and eyewear around the world.

Kids Vision for Life Kicks Off 12-City Mobile Clinic Tour

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS— Kids Vision for Life, a charitable program created by Essilor Vision Foundation, is launching a nationwide mobile clinic tour.

Important Reminder to Take the World Sight Day Challenge on Thursday, Oct. 9

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:18 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Remember to celebrate World Sight Day this Thursday, Oct. 9 in support of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and its annual fundraising campaign known as the World Sight Day Challenge.

U.S. Eyecare Industry Gears Up to Take World Sight Day Challenge on October 9

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:30 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The U.S. eyecare industry will join forces once again to celebrate World Sight Day this Thursday, Oct. 9 in support of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and its annual fundraising campaign known as the World Sight Day Challenge.

Mercy Ships, Alcon and Volunteers Restore Sight

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 AM CONGO—After 18 years of blindness since the age of 15, Pulcherie’s sight was restored with free cataract surgery onboard the Africa Mercy.

Benefit Concert at Vision Expo Will Celebrate Darryl Meister’s Life

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—A benefit concert to celebrate the life of the late Darryl Meister, an optical authority who made vast contributions to the industry, will be held during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas to benefit his children’s educations. The event, “Music for the Meister,” will be held Friday, September 19 from 9:00 pm to midnight in the Lido Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

CEA Foundation Extends Grant to Lighthouse Guild’s Technology Center

By Staff
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:18 AM ARLINGTON, Va.— The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to support Lighthouse Guild with a second annual grant for The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center.

Darius Rucker Invites Viewers to Solve Global Vision Care Crisis

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:25 PM MASON, Ohio—“Imagine not being able to read a book or the lyrics to a song,” says Transitions Optical brand ambassador Darius Rucker, solo musical artist and lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, in this OneSight public service announcement.

VSP’s ‘Vision to Share’ Partnership with America’s VetDogs Funds Service Dogs for Veterans

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With 1.5 million U.S. veterans affected by vision problems, VSP Vision Care launched the Vision to Share campaign in partnership with America’s VetDogs to provide up to $50,000 to raise, train and place a guide dog with a veteran who is blind or has low vision.

Optometry Giving Sight Sets $1 Million Goal for World Sight Day Challenge

By Staff
Monday, July 14, 2014 12:27 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Now in its seventh year, the World Sight Day Challenge has set a goal of $1 million for its 2014 campaign.

'Everyone Should Be Able to See'

By John Sailer
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 AM NEW YORK—“I think everyone should be able to see,” says the schoolgirl narrating this video about OneSight’s latest initiative to provide eyecare and eyewear to underserved children in New York City.
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