Safilo Renews Support for Special Olympics for Three More Years

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group announced a new three-year commitment to Special Olympics at its extended global leadership team meeting on Feb. 2.

Envision Raises $3.1 Million for Development of Research Institute

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:24 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that thanks to numerous donors, they raised $3.1 million during their research institute capital campaign.

Liberty Sport and Special Olympics to Continue Partnership

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:18 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Liberty Sport, manufacturers of sports protective eyewear, has renewed its global partnership agreement with Special Olympics to provide key support to the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes (Opening Eyes) global vision care program.

Bausch + Lomb Donates $50,000 to Optometry Giving Sight

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, has made a $50,000 donation to Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraising organization that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error by providing access to eye examinations and glasses.

Kim Schuy Named President, Essilor Vision Foundation

By Staff
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Essilor Vision Foundation has appointed Kim Schuy as its president. She will replace Stephen Shawler who has accepted a new role as vice president of ECP Training and Insights in the Customer Development Group at Essilor of America.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Receives Grant for Rwanda Program

By Staff
Monday, January 4, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—The UBS Optimus Foundation has awarded U.K. charity Vision for a Nation, a $1.7 million grant for its groundbreaking national eyecare program in Rwanda.

Vision for a Nation Launches National Village Outreach Campaign in Rwanda

By Staff
Monday, December 28, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON—U.K. charity Vision for a Nation Foundation is launching an unprecedented nationwide village outreach campaign in Rwanda.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Awards Grant to Peek Vision

By Staff
Friday, December 18, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON—U.K. charity Vision for a Nation, which runs an innovative national eyecare program in Rwanda, announced that it has provided Peek Vision, a London based start-up, with accelerator funding of £50,000.

CareCredit Provides $25,000 Grant to Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

By Staff
Friday, December 11, 2015 12:18 AM St. Louis—CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program is making a difference in the vision health of children with a $25,000 grant to Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE program.

PFO Global and GB Pharma Holdings Collaborate on High Quality Prescription Lenses for Africa

By Staff
Monday, December 7, 2015 12:18 AM IRVING, Texas—PFO Global, Inc. (OTCQB: PFGB) has entered into an agreement with GB Pharma Holdings, to bring cost effective, high quality prescription lenses and finished eyewear to Africa and various distribution channels in the U.S.

Bono Launches First PSA for Revo ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—As part of the “Buy Vision, Give Sight” Campaign, Bono, the U2 lead singer and activist, launched his first PSA-video for the program, a campaign working to prevent vision impairment and blindness in more than five million people by 2020.

VOSH Holds Annual Meeting in New Orleans

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:18 AM DULUTH, Ga.—The VOSH 2015 Annual Meeting was held in New Orleans Oct. 9 to 10, and National Vision, Inc. was the event’s lead sponsor.

The Power of Pink: Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Aside from fall foliage and Halloween preparation excitement, October has become the time to observe, support and mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Vision Monday features several optical companies who are among those that have contributed to the Breast Cancer Awareness Movement by offering special collections and products that support this powerful cause.

Humanity, Science and Tech Are Included in ‘SIGHT: The Story of Vision’

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS and CHICO, Calif.—Thousands of hours of filming around the globe, hundreds of interviews and stories and perspectives of people connected to “vision” in various sectors—from science, technology, product development retailing and medicine—are being pulled into a one-of-a-kind project that will potentially be seen by millions around the world.

Sir Elton John to Narrate ‘SIGHT: The Story of Vision’ Documentary

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS and CHICO, Calif.—Koenig Films has announced that Sir Elton John has signed on to voice the narration of their upcoming documentary “SIGHT: The Story of Vision,” which is being produced in association with Southern Oregon Public Television affiliated with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
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