Friday, May 19, 2023 12:18 AM
has released its 2022 Annual Report, highlighting its impact and growth as the organization served nearly 3.4 million people living in extreme poverty across the globe in a single year with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly.
Friday, May 12, 2023 12:21 AM
recently won its third Service for Sight grant from the Delta Gamma Foundation
. The funding will support bringing vision services and eyeglasses to 270,000 low-income people in the U.S.
Monday, May 1, 2023 12:18 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc.
has recognized the start of Mental Health Awareness Month this month with the launch of its new limited edition See Inside frame collection, designed to bring attention to the importance of mental health.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:24 AM
COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, will present its prestigious Visionary Award to Doug Zarkin, vice president and chief marketing officer of Pearle Vision
and to Avi Kaner, co-owner of Morton Williams Supermarkets
through its annual gala, Night for Sight. Taking place on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. ET at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, Night for Sight will celebrate beacons of the fashion, finance, and food industries. The goal of the Gala is to raise awareness and fund research leading to treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.
Monday, April 10, 2023 12:21 AM
, a giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with causes they care about, has named RestoringVision
as a finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards
Friday, March 24, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Rock ‘n’ roll fans danced and sang along to some of their favorite tunes last Saturday night at Rock4Sight, the fundraising concert for ECN Purpose
, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing both eye health education and connection to vision care to the underserved. The show, which took place at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, featured optical industry performers who volunteered their time and talent. With the support of corporate sponsors and revenue from ticket sales, the show raised $172,402 for ECN Purpose.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:15 AM
Independent eyewear company, Eyes of Faith, is spearheading an effort to build a community-sustaining clinic in Ghana, West Africa, collecting more than $100,000 for the project in only three months. Eyes of Faith Optical surprised radio personality Delilah with the check during the OptiCon General Session at Vision Expo East 2023 in New York City on Friday.
Friday, March 17, 2023 12:15 AM
is partnering with companies and brands to increase customer giving at the point-of-sale, unveiling its new Customer Giving How-To Guide, as announced at Wednesday’s VM Leadership Summit: "Insight, Unseen." The Customer Giving How-To Guide
makes the case for companies to embrace and implement customer giving campaigns to advance their philanthropic giving, position their brands as social impact brands, and raise significant funds to help solve the global vision crisis that impacts 1 billion people worldwide who only need a pair of eyeglasses to restore their vision.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:27 AM
GOLDEN, Colo.—In support of its mission to end preventable blindness and vision impairment through the establishment of long-term solutions around the world, Optometry Giving Sight
(OGS) has opened the call for applications for its 2023 grant cycle. OGS funds organizations that focus on optometry-centric programs including the establishment or support of optometry schools, eye clinics, vision centers, and optical labs;the delivery of eye exams and low or no-cost glasses to underserved or marginalized populations; integrated, long-term programs with a view toward providing sustained eyecare to communities; and service delivery tied to the education and/or development of optometry.
Monday, March 6, 2023 12:15 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland—In a meeting here recently, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
(IAPB) and its representatives discussed the global call for a United Nations Special Envoy on Vision to the World Health Organization
(WHO). IAPB Global Ambassador H.E. Dr. Walton Webson, the permanent representative of the Mission of Antigua and Barbuda and founder/co-chair of the UN Friends of Vision Group and IAPB CEO Peter Holland met with WHO director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Friday, January 13, 2023 12:36 AM
LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
(IAPB) has announced the second consecutive 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE to be held in Singapore from June 25-26 at the Singapore Eye Research Institute
(SERI). Registration for the event, which attracts hundreds of delegates from around the world to address eyecare, one of the world’s most pressing development issues, is open now. The meeting, which encourages experts, thought leaders and attendees to share ideas and mobilize to bring eye health to everyone by 2030 will build on discussions from the first event in 2022, to further define the strategies and research that will elevate vision as a fundamental economic, social and development issue, integrate eye health into wider health care systems and activate patient, consumer and market change.