Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:18 AM
FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
(ASCRS) Foundation will celebrate its 4th annual National Sight Week from Oct. 20 to 26. The goal is to increase the number of charitable cataract surgeries and raise overall awareness of the need for the Operation Sight program. National Sight Week is a weeklong celebration of volunteerism, during which members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight Network are encouraged to contribute one or more charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM
In simpler times, schoolchildren who failed to do their homework would make the excuse, “My dog ate it.” But what if the dog has the homework? Teachers training companion animals for the visually impaired don’t typically send their canine students home with assignments, but that doesn’t mean the work they do is any less important than classwork in other educational environments. In fact, it’s arguably more vital, given that these dogs need to be prepared to help their owners navigate the world.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:15 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—With the rising levels of myopia predicted to effect nearly five billion people by 2050, it’s becoming more important for organizations to band together to fight this public health epidemic. CooperVision
has supported the Our Children’s Vision
campaign for the last two years by donating a percentage of its CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lens sales to the organization, and has now extended the program to recommit to the cause. Through its continued support, CooperVision expects to contribute up to $500,000 from its global MiSight sales to Our Children’s Vision by the end of 2020, the company said.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:15 AM
CHICAGO—The 2019 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament
, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday Sept. 18 at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas. Registration and breakfast begins at 6:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 7:00 a.m. All proceeds from the event will go to support Prevent Blindness
, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health non-profit organization. The Swing Fore Sight golf committee is being chaired by Joe Savarese, Jobson Interactive.
Monday, July 8, 2019 12:15 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and LONDON, England—The International Opticians Association
(IOA) and Essilor’s
online review of ophthalmic optics Points de Vue
have announced a partnership to develop continuing education for ECPs. The program aims to embrace the diversity and expertise of opticians around the world. By leveraging intersections between the many different professionals within the eyecare sector, this CE partnership is designed to build knowledge sharing networks between opticians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists. Olga Prenat, global director of professional relations at Essilor International and chief editor of Points de Vue, said, “In the context of the profound transformation of the eyecare sector, opticians, ophthalmologists and optometrists alike need to have access to the latest information and trends in their field and relevant training programs to be able to meet the different challenges successfully.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:24 AM
DALLAS, Texas—The Essilor Vision Foundation
introduces Khloe, a first grader who also happens to be the recipient of the one-millionth pair of glasses provided by Essilor Vision Foundation since 2007. Alongside being one of the 10 million children in the United States who needs vision care, Khloe loves unicorns, dancing, and shopping with her mom. She also loves reading with her tablet, but was having vision trouble and began struggling in school—until she got the glasses she needed.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Lighthouse Guild
announced that it is awarding 18 college scholarships of $7,500 each to students who are legally blind. The awardees include 17 students who are entering undergraduate schools and one student who is entering medical school. Paralympic athlete Caitlin Sarubbi, born and raised in Brooklyn, is receiving a scholarship to help achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. The daughter of a retired New York City Firefighter who was active during 9/11, Ms. Sarubbi was born with a very rare and severe syndrome called Ablepharon Macrostomia, which left her legally blind, partially hearing impaired and having to undergo over 60 reconstructive surgeries starting at three days old.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:24 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—Eyeglass World
, a National Vision Holdings
(NASDAQ: EYE) optical retail brand, has launched a new philanthropic outreach program, “Made Locally, Given Globally” across its more than 100 locations nationwide. As part of this new program, when customers buy a pair of eyeglasses at the retailer, another pair will be handcrafted by Eyeglass World associates at the in-store lab and donated to someone with vision impairment around the world, according to an announcement Monday.
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM
She’s a winner and an authentic all-around champion. Is there a better way to describe Billie Jean King? Well, add vision care advocate to the long list of King’s achievements over a long and legendary career, both on and off the tennis court.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Warby Parker
is announcing a milestone today for its "Buy a Pair, Give a Pair" program. The company reports it has officially distributed five million pairs of glasses to those in need in more than 50 countries around the world. The company noted, "This means five million more people now have the glasses they need to learn, work and achieve better economic outcomes. Helping people see has been core to the company since our launch (over nine years ago), and Warby Parker has worked hard to prove the power of a socially conscious business at scale."
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Tickets are still available for Rockin’ for New Eyes, the annual rock ‘n’ roll fundraiser in support of New Eyes for the Needy. The popular show, which will take place at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square on March 23, features volunteer performers from throughout the optical industry and is a highlight of Vision Expo week.