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.

Prevent Blindness to Host Ninth Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament

By Staff
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.

How Optometry Can Help the Homeless on May 18 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
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.

‘Sight: The Story of Vision’ Due to Air in Fall 2016

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick
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.

Vision for a Nation Shortlisted for UK Charity Awards 2016

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:15 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation (VFAN) has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the U.K. charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards program.

Vision for the Poor Joins With Optometry Giving Sight to Open Lab in Lima, Peru

By Staff
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:15 AM ERIC, Pa.—Vision for the Poor reported that a new optical lab and service is now up and running at the Divino Nino Jesus (DNJ) Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

Take Part in Earth Day

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:19 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry. Here’s a helpful resource list to get you started on some of today’s sustainable products and activities.

Take Part in Earth Day

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:18 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry.

Our Children’s Vision Campaign Launches to Combat Future Health Crisis

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Our Children’s Vision is a major new initiative of the non-profit Brien Holden Vision Institute and Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, aiming for every child, everywhere to have access to eyecare.

RestoringVision Reaches Milestone by Distributing 5 Million Readers and Sunglasses

By Staff
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:15 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision announced that it has distributed 5 million pairs of reading glasses and sunglasses in developing countries, marking a major milestone in the organization’s 13-year history.

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French to Perform at EyeRock

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—EyeRock will get a shot of high energy rock ‘n’ roll when special guest, guitarist Jay Jay French of the legendary metal band Twisted Sister, hits the stage at the Hard Rock Café here this Saturday night.

Optometry Giving Sight Reaches Million Dollar Goal

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:21 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight announced that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now reached its goal. Initiated in 2014, the campaign sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’s funded projects throughout the world, with specific focus on the proposed new School of Optometry in Haiti.
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