IAPB and Its Member Organizations Escalate Efforts to Encourage All to #LoveYourEyes in Advance of Oct. 13 World Sight Day

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—With less than one week until 2022's World Sight Day, Oct. 13, organizations, companies, employees and thousands of eyecare professionals are revving up their efforts to support the global initiative, to help raise funds to underpin programs and awareness building efforts to draw attention to the value of vision and access to quality care and vision correction products to millions of underserved people. Among those, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and its member organizations have been amplifying their messaging and advocacy over the past months to shine an international spotlight on the issue.

ClearVision Launches Faceboo Contest for ECPs in Support of Pumpkin Patch Project

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Monday, October 3, 2022 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, New York—ClearVision Optical is launching its annual Faceboo contest for eyecare professionals. This year, the contest is in conjunction with the Pumpkin Patch Project. Through its proprietary brand Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear, ClearVision is joining up with the Pumpkin Patch Project to spread awareness for amblyopia and vision impairment in children. ClearVision will make a monetary contribution in support of the Pumpkin Patch Project in addition to helping promote the project among ECPs and parents.

Prevent Blindness, and the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, Holds ‘World Sight Day’ Vision Screening and Educational Event

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Friday, September 23, 2022 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Sept. 21, Prevent Blindness, and the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, held the first World Sight Day Vision Screening and Eye Health Educational Event at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

RestoringVision Launches New Brand Identity and Website, Ushering in a New Era for the Global Health Nonprofit

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Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision is unveiling today the launch of its new brand identity and website as the global health nonprofit ushers in a new era of scaling its vision programs to empower millions of people living in impoverished communities worldwide.

Horizon Therapeutics plc Joins the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to Encourage People to #LoveYourEyes for World Sight Day

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:18 AM DUBLIN—Horizon Therapeutics plc is teaming up with World Sight Day organizers IAPB to challenge five million people globally to pledge to have their vision checked before World Sight Day on Oct. 13. This year’s theme is #LoveYourEyes.

Restoring Vision's Pelin Munis to Join Charity Navigator's Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—RestoringVision announced that Pelin Munis, Ph.D., executive director of RestoringVision, has been selected to serve on Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders (CCNL).

L’Amy America Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With Brad and Bryan Manning, Co-Founders of Two Blind Brothers

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—L’Amy America today announces a multi-year licensing agreement with Brad and Bryan Manning, co-founders of Two Blind Brothers, to produce a collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

Optometry Giving Sight to Honor Leading Corporate Donors at Vision Expo West

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) will honor more than 40 corporations and individuals for their significant generosity during its inaugural “Beacon of Light” dinner on Wednesday, September 14 during Vision Expo West. Awards will be presented to donors who have gifted more than $100,000 to OGS over their lifetimes, supporting the mission to end preventable blindness. The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PT, at Mercato Della Pescheria in the Grand Canal Shoppes/St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

RestoringVision Appoints Paul Case as Senior Director of Global Programs and Operations

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision has appointed Paul Case as senior director, Global Programs and Operations and Case will join the senior leadership team, according to an announcement from the organization.

Eyemart Express Partners With Autism Nonprofit Group to Launch Inclusive Back-to-School Shopping

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:21 AM DALLAS—Back-to-school shopping for new glasses can be challenging for some children. Eyemart Express is taking steps this year to make it easier to prepare for the new school year by offering inclusive shopping experiences for autistic children and their families.

Orbis and Alcon to Kick Off Two-Week Training for Caribbean Eyecare Teams to Help Fight Avoidable Blindness in Local Communities

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:18 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Orbis International, with generous support from Alcon, kicked off on Monday (Aug. 8) its first in-person training project on board the Flying Eye Hospital—a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a plane—since the pandemic began.

Judges Join 8th Annual IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:18 AM LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced the much-anticipated Judging Panel for the World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition.

CooperVision and Optometry Giving Sight Support Vision Screenings at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

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Monday, July 25, 2022 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—As part of their ongoing support of Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Foundation Opening Eyes, CooperVision, Optometry Giving Sight and other partners helped to provide almost 2,000 vision screenings for Special Olympics athletes.

Safilo Group Joins The Fashion Pact to Support Collective Action for Positive Environmental Impact

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Friday, July 22, 2022 12:21 AM PADUA—Safilo Group announced that it has joined The Fashion Pact, a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry, including their suppliers and distributors, all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity and protecting the oceans.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 14th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo West

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced that the 2022 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev., in conjunction with Vision Expo West.