Monday, August 29, 2016 12:24 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:15 AM
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—The Ninth Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight
Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Robert Bell, a long-time eyecare industry executive, will be talking about how optometry can help the homeless on the May 18 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM
Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson’s director of education and training content, sat down with Kris Koenig, writer, producer and director of “Sight: The Story of Vision,” for an update on the documentary and multimedia project, scheduled to air later this year.