U.K. Eyecare Charity Helps More Than 1 Million People in Rwanda

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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.

EyeCare Prime Teams With Optometry Giving Sight to Launch LensFerry S Gives Sight Initiative

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—In support of its ongoing commitment to provide basic eyecare to underserved populations around the world, EyeCare Prime has partnered with Optometry Giving Sight to introduce its own philanthropic initiative, LensFerry S Gives Sight, according to an announcement from EyeCare Prime.

Luxottica and the AOSA Select 25 Students for OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have selected 25 optometry students to travel to Tanzania on mission to help people first hand who need access to vision care.

VisionSpring and BRAC Help One Million Low-Income Consumers Acquire Eyeglasses in Bangladesh

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM DHAKA, Bangladesh—VisionSpring and BRAC marked a special occasion here last week, celebrating that the partnership between the two groups had provided one million pairs of affordable eyeglasses to low-income customers, achieving major milestones both in scaling a social entrepreneurship model, and in expanding access to vision services in Bangladesh.

New Eyes Rockers to Return to Hard Rock

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians are picking their songs, warming up their voices and tuning up their instruments for the fourth annual fundraising concert Rockin’ for New Eyes at the Hard Rock Café on April 1.

Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”

Eye Docs of Rock Sets Benefit Performance at SECO for Optometry Giving Sight

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:18 AM ATLANTA—The “Bad Habits - Eye Docs of Rock” band, a group featuring four optometrists covering rock’s classic hits, will play a special benefit concert March 3 for Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) in conjunction with the SECO International conference, which runs March 1 to 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center here.

OneSight Expands its U.S. Sustainable Program With Four School-Based Vision Centers in California

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Friday, January 27, 2017 12:18 AM BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Last week, Advanced Center for Eyecare (ACE) and Bakersfield City School District, in partnership with OneSight, opened its first system of school-based vision centers in California presented by Oakley.

Prevent Blindness and See Now Partner to Ask Congress to Improve Vision for Millions of Americans

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Friday, January 20, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has formed a partnership with the new global organization See Now that will develop and take a new campaign to end avoidable blindness in the U.S. to congressional leaders.

General Vision Services Partners With RestoringVision

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Friday, January 20, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—General Vision Services (GVS) has announced a new partnership with RestoringVision in an initiative to bring clear vision to people in need.

‘Seeing!’ Planetarium Program, Part of ‘Sight’ Project, Available to International Planetarium Society Members

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:22 AM NEW YORK—“Seeing,” a 22-minute, full-immersion planetarium program that teaches how human vision works has been made available as a free download to planetariums through the International Planetarium Society (IPS).

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.
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