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.

OneSight Research Foundation Awards $5,000 Scholarships to 10 Optometry Students

By Staff
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—The OneSight Research Foundation has named the 2014 winners of the Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship Fund. The foundation awarded 10 scholarships of $5,000 each, an increase from the $2,000 scholarships presented historically by the independent nonprofit organization that provides eyecare and eyewear in underserved communities worldwide.

Prevent Blindness to Host Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament

By Staff
Monday, June 30, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas.

OneSight’s Executive Director Jason Singh, OD, Speaks at the 2014 Social Innovation Conference at the U.N.

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Jason Singh, OD, the executive director of OneSight, was a featured panelist speaking on “The Role of Innovation in United Nations Partnerships” during the 2014 Social Innovation Conference, May 28 to 29.

VSP Eye on Wellness Partners With ZeaVision to Provide Free CE for Optometrists, Eye Exams to the Needy

By Staff
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—To raise awareness about diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD),  VSP Vision Care and its new campaign partner, ZeaVision, will launch  VSP Eye on Wellness in July.

Visionworks to Offer Free Vision Screenings and Eye Health Information at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

By Staff
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:18 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Today through Sunday, Visionworks will perform free vision screenings and provide eye health information to spectators at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Already the official eyewear retailer of the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, Visionworks added its support to the FedEx St. Jude Classic to reinforce its commitment to active lifestyles.

Hawaiian Optics Spreads ‘Aloha’ With Charitable Initiatives

By Staff
Monday, May 26, 2014 12:21 AM KAUAI, Hawaii— Hawaiian Optics is donating $20 for every pair purchased online to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They began the campaign in January and it will run through 2014.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Provides Support for the SUNY College of Optometry’s Growing Community Outreach

By Staff
Friday, May 16, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The SUNY College of Optometry’s University Eye Center (UEC) will use a two-year, $200,000 grant, which was recently provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations, to the Optometric Center of New York, the philanthropic arm of the College, to create and staff a full-time community outreach coordinator.

Teachers Federation and OneSight, With Help From SUNY Optometry, Launch 'Project NYSee' for Students

By Staff
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK New York City’s United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit, kicked off Project NYSee this week, a new partnership providing New York City public school students with sustainable access to the quality vision care and eyeglasses.
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