ClearVision and OWA Announce ClearVision-Adira Grants Program

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Friday, March 1, 2024 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical, in collaboration with the Optical Women’s Association (OWA), is announcing the launch of the ClearVision-Adira Grants program to facilitate personal and professional development for women in the optical industry.

IAPB Is Still Accepting Nominations for 'Young Systems Leader Awards' to Empower Next Generation of Eye Health Changemakers

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 12:21 AM LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is still accepting nominations for the IAPB Young Systems Leader Awards, a new initiative designed to empower and amplify the voices of early-career professionals driving transformative change in eye health.

Prevent Blindness Encourages Eye Safety for Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse in April

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Friday, February 9, 2024 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization, is preparing the public to safely experience the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024 with the Prevent Blindness Eclipse + Your Eyes program.

February Declared as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness

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Monday, January 29, 2024 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. The group is offering a variety of free educational resources to the public and professionals, including fact sheets and social media graphics in English and Spanish, dedicated online resources and informative videos. AMD is a retinal disease that affects part of the back of the eye called the macula.

L'Amy America and Bosma Enterprises Partner for Special Packaging of Two Blind Brothers Sunglasses

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Friday, January 26, 2024 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—L’Amy America is announcing a partnership with Bosma Enterprises, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization that provides employment and training for people who are blind and visually impaired.

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Celebrates 15th Anniversary in 2024

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Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2024. Throughout the year, the NCCVEH will be providing a variety of free resources to parents, partner organizations, and health care professionals, in a celebration of its 15 year anniversary.

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the 2024 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Gala During Vision Expo East, Honoring Ed Buffington, GPN Technologies

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 2024 Person of Vision Award, honoring Ed Buffington, president and CEO of GPN Technologies. Prevent Blindness will also be giving special recognition to 20/20 Magazine in celebration of its 50th Anniversary of publication during the event. The Person of Vision Award gala will be held on March 14, 2024, at 583 Park Avenue, New York City, in conjunction with Vision Expo East. The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life.

Maui Jim Announces Support of VOSH, Donates 200,000 Frames

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:18 AM MAUI—Maui Jim has announced its support of VOSH/International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and its US VOSH and SVOSH (Student VOSH) chapters across 28 countries with a donation of 200,000 eyewear frames intended to restore sight to impacted individuals in need of prescription glasses.

Rock4Sight Fundraiser to Celebrate Four Music Genres on March 15 in NYC

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Rock4Sight 2024 will be back at the Hard Rock Café here on Friday, March 15 to raise funds for ECN Purpose, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing eye health education and a connection to vision care for those who are underserved.

Eschenbach Sponsors Two Visually Impaired Students’ Trips to Space Camp

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Monday, January 8, 2024 12:15 AM DANBURY, Conn.—For the second year in a row, Eschenbach Optik of America has sponsored two visually impaired students to attend the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCVIS).

January Is National Braille Literacy Month

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Friday, January 5, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—On January 4, the optical community observed World Braille Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Louis Braille, who invented Braille code.

RestoringVision Completes Leadership Team and Strengthens Program Department to Include Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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Friday, December 15, 2023 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision has expanded and completed the formation of its leadership team with the addition of Fredric Lomangino, new vice president of people, along with other vital roles added what the group said is a time of critical growth and global expansion of the organization’s team, programs and impact.

Optometry Giving Sight Earns Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:18 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) has announced that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

The Vision Catalyst Fund Announces Inaugural Financial Grants for Its Eye Health Accelerator Program

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023 12:15 AM LONDON—The Vision Catalyst Fund (VCF) has announced the recipients of its Eye Health Accelerator Grants. The VCF has awarded grants totaling £470,000.

EyeCare4Kids Establishes Vision Clinic at Kalimoni Mission Hospital in Kenya

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Friday, December 1, 2023 12:18 AM SALT LAKE CITY and JUJA, Kenya—EyeCare4Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential eyecare to underserved communities around the world, announced the opening of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art vision clinic at Kalimoni Mission Hospital in Kenya, Africa.