World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:18 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual World Sight Day Challenge campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.

Orbis Unveils Redesigned Flying Eye Hospital

By Andrew Karp
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.

Hundreds Receive Free Glasses After EyeXam Mission Trip

By Staff
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.

NineSigma Partners With Essilor on See Change Challenge

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:24 AM CLEVELAND—NineSigma, is working with Essilor on Essilor’s See Change Challenge, a competition to facilitate low cost vision care access for underserved regions throughout the world.

Essilor Launches Competition to Facilitate Low Cost Vision Care Access for Underserved Regions

By Staff
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:15 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor 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.”

EYElliance and World Economic Forum Report Explores Economic Growth Via Eyeglasses for the Underserved

By Staff
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.

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.