GiveWell Names Sightsavers as New ‘Top Charity’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—Sightsavers has been named as one of seven “top charities” by charity evaluator GiveWell for its work on treating children for parasitic infections, also called "deworming.” The announcement from GiveWell, a nonprofit that conducts in-depth analysis to find and recommend outstanding charities to donors, comes just in time for the 2016 giving season.

RestoringVision Launches #GivingSightDay Campaign for #GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:32 AM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a non-profit organization that delivers glasses to people in developing countries, is turning this year’s #GivingTuesday into #GivingSightDay. Funds raised during the #GivingSightDay campaign will be converted into glasses delivered to people in need.

Bausch + Lomb to Launch Contact Lens Recycling Program With TerraCycle

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb is launching a program to encourage consumers to recycle its contact lenses.

Prevent Blindness Names VM’s Marge Axelrad as 2017 ‘Person of Vision’

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has chosen Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group as the recipient of the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.

Luxottica Retail N.A. and OneSight Partner with American Optometric Student Association

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:15 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica Retail N.A. has partnered with the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) to create a special OneSight clinic for optometry students in Tanzania on May 5 to 13, 2017.

Vision for a Nation Receives USAID Grant to Implement Eyecare Initiative in Rwanda

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Monday, October 31, 2016 12:22 AM London—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) a $395,000 grant to fund eyecare for 5,000 communities across Rwanda.

View VM’s Slideshow of Fundraising Efforts for World Sight Day

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Monday, October 31, 2016 12:15 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The success and industry participation surrounding the World Sight Day Challenge for 2016 did not disappoint as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

View VM’s Slideshow of Fundraising Efforts for World Sight Day

By Staff
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:08 PM GOLDEN, Colo.—The success and industry participation surrounding the World Sight Day Challenge for 2016 did not disappoint as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

Optical Community Meets World Sight Day Challenge With New Energy and Ideas

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:54 PM

GOLDEN, Colo.—As World Sight Day 2016 wraps up its 10th year, the success and industry participation surrounding the Challenge continues to build as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

VSP Global Provides Aid During Disaster Relief Efforts in Baton Rouge on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—After heavy rains caused catastrophic flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, several eyecare practices were heavily impacted, causing them to close their offices for over a month.

‘Sight: The Story of Vision’ eBook and Second Screen App Available

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The producers of the film “Sight: The Story of Vision” have released an eBook as a companion piece to the documentary by Koenig Films Inc., which debuted on PBS stations on Oct. 13. The Sight eBook was underwritten by a grant from CooperVision.

VSP Global Provides Aid During Disaster Relief Efforts in Baton Rouge

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Friday, October 14, 2016 3:11 PM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—After heavy rains caused catastrophic flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, several eyecare practices were heavily impacted, causing them to close their offices for over a month. Partnering with nine VSP doctors, VSP Global was able to help more than 500 adults and children receive no-cost eyecare and replacement glasses as they needed. 433 of those received care onboard the VSP Mobile Eyes clinic.

Clearly Vision Prize Winners Announced

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Friday, October 14, 2016 12:24 AM LONDON—An innovative app connecting primary health care workers in remote areas with on-call specialists has been awarded the inaugural Clearly Vision Prize, a competition to accelerate the ventures tackling the global problem of poor vision.

The Vision Council to Contribute $3 Million to Think About Your Eyes

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced it will contribute $3 million to the Think About Your Eyes campaign in 2017, a major increase from its 2016 contribution of $500,000.
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