CBS’s 60 Minutes Highlights the Sight-Restoring Work of the Himalayan Cataract Project

By Staff
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.

Essilor and Optometry Giving Sight Announce Student Loans in Malawi

By Staff
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:18 AM DENVER—Essilor of America and Optometry Giving Sight have announced the recipients of study loans for students of Optometry at Mzuzu University in Malawi, Africa. The loans will cover full tuition and living costs for the five years of the Bachelor of Vision Science, commencing in this academic year.

OneSight Names Five New Partners to Receive Grants for Vision Care Services in Schools

By Staff
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.

edCFDA Create Eyewear for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative

By Staff
Sunday, April 2, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) have joined forces to create a special capsule collection of eyewear frames in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC), the charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation that raises funds and awareness of breast cancer.

Optometry Giving Sight Urges Support of Our Children’s Vision Campaign

By Staff
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.

A Backstage Pass to Rockin’ For New Eyes

By Andrew Karp
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.

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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.
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