Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:15 AM
UNITED KINGDOM—Vision Direct
—Europe’s largest online contact lens supplier—and Fight for Sight
—a U.K. charity dedicated to funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease—have teamed up for the second year in a row to launch the #ThinkUV campaign.
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:24 AM
UNITED KINGDOM—The Vision for a Nation Foundation
—a charity based here that aims to improve the lives of people with poor vision by transforming access to eyecare services—announced that it has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eyecare, as screenings reach two million this month.
Friday, July 14, 2017 12:18 AM
has received a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s
2017 site grant initiative.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s Success After 6 program provides wraparound services to students in Youngstown, Ohio. Recently, United Way teamed up with several groups including Sight for All, Classic Optical Laboratories, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), Modern Optical International, and Opticians Association of Ohio to provide children with free eye exams and eyeglasses.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—As it continues its 90th anniversary celebration this year, Cohen’s Fashion Optical
is continuing its community outreach with its Empowerment Through Sight initiatives, in which the retail group is giving back to several vision-related organizations through customer purchases.
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM
UTILA CAYS ISLAND, Honduras—A school on Utila Cays Island, off the coast of Honduras, educates 80 eager and enthusiastic children, or 16 percent of the total population of 500. But because there are no eyecare resources available on the island, some students do not have eyeglasses and therefore have trouble learning.
Monday, May 8, 2017 12:24 AM
LONDON—After having successfully managed the introduction of Vision For a Nation’s
(VFAN) nationwide primary eyecare program in Rwanda over the past three years, chief executive Tom Rosewall has resigned.
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:15 PM
PORTLAND, Ore.—The sixth annual Great Glasses Play Day — an event that aims to celebrate children and the advances that help them see better, while promoting awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues—will be taking place nationwide May 6 to 7.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:11 AM
NEW YORK—On Sunday, April 16, CBS’s 60 Minutes featured the story of Drs. Geoff Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, co-founders of the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:24 AM
MASON, Ohio—The OneSight Focus on Sight
program, the organization’s sustainable school-based vision center model, which launched last fall, is announcing the five partners who will receive grants for vision care services in schools.
Friday, March 31, 2017 12:24 AM
DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight
is urging all members of the optometric profession and industry to join in support of Our Children’s Vision
, a global campaign helping to ensure that every child gain access to the eyecare they need.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:58 PM
HARD ROCK CAFE—Guitar. Check. Guitar picks, medium gauge. Check. A pack of new guitar strings. Check. Head backstage at the Hard Rock Cafe with VM’s
own Andy Karp as he preps for optical’s big gig next Saturday night—the Rockin’ For New Eyes benefit concert. The supporting cast includes five bands and 38 musicians from all walks of optical industry life. Check out who’s performing and why. Click here
to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:18 AM
LONDON—Vision for a Nation
(VFAN) reported that it has helped more than 1 million people to access eyecare services across Rwanda.