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.

Record Breaking Blind Athlete Begins Cross Country Run

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—On March 24, Jason Romero, a blind ultra-runner, started his cross country run from Los Angeles to Boston. With a plan to run 50 miles per day, 350 miles per week, Romero is planning to run the 3,246 miles across 14 states in a span of 60 days.

Philanthropist James Chen Launches Global Campaign to Combat Poor Vision

By Staff
Friday, April 8, 2016 12:15 AM HONG KONG—James Chen, the Hong Kong-based philanthropist and investor, is launching a global campaign, “Clearly,” that aims to bring together innovators, scientists, technology firms and big business, with investors, governments and NGOs to tackle the problem of poor vision.

OneSight Expands its U.S. Sustainable Program With a Third School-Based Vision Center in Ohio

By Staff
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:21 AM HAMILTON, Ohio—Last week, OneSight dedicated its third school-based vision center in the U.S. at Hamilton City Schools in Ohio - The OneSight Vision Center at Hamilton School Based Health Center.

EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fund-Raiser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy with last minute preparations for the April 16 fund-raiser, which will again benefit New Eyes for the Needy. Many of the optical industry singers and musicians who have performed at past EyeRock shows will return this year, along with some newly discovered talent.

OCuSOFT, Inc. Partners With Prevent Blindness During Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

By Staff
Monday, March 21, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced the support of OCuSOFT Inc., an eye and skin care company with a reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health.

Nominations Are Being Accepted for the Dr. W. David Sullins InfantSEE Award

By Staff
Friday, March 11, 2016 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation and the InfantSEE program are accepting nominations for the 2016 Dr. W David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE Award.

Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue Partner for an Innovative Scouting and Mentoring Project

By Staff
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo, L’Uomo Vogue and Vogue Italia have joined forces to launch the first tutoring contest in eyewear, A Forward Vision For Eyewear Heritage, which, the company said, “aims to support innovative, viable projects that will serve as a demonstration for the aesthetically beautiful and structurally sound reinvention of tradition.”

Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Global Board

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:27 AM SYDNEY, Australia—Optometry Giving Sight has announced the consolidation of its global board and global development board, creating a new board structure with 11 members.
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