GoCheck Raises $10 Million in New Funding

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:24 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GoCheck, creator of the GoCheck Kids digital vision screening platform, announced an investment round of $10 million to grow its team, platform and customer partnerships.

ACI and EssilorLuxottica Promote Road Safety and Eye Exams in Italy

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Monday, October 18, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN, Italy—The Automobile Club of Italy (ACI) and EssilorLuxottica announced on Oct. 14, World Sight Day, their partnership to launch a national “Action for good vision on the road” campaign, mobilizing the population through a coalition of partners to advocate road users with good vision.

Hoya Vision Care Partners With Orbis International to Bridge Vision Care Gap

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:15 AM BANGKOK—Hoya Vision Care has announced a partnership with Orbis International, the global organization that mentors, trains, and inspires local eyecare professionals to save sight in their communities.

More Plans Take Shape From Many ECPs and Organizations for This Week's World Sight Day on Oct. 14

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Companies, organizations and eyecare professionals around the world are finalizing their plans to encourage eye health awareness, access to eyecare for the underserved and to commit pledges to #LoveYourEyes for this year's World Sight Day, tomorrow, Oct. 14.

IAPB Leads Global Push to Reach One Million Sight Tests by Oct. 14 World Sight Day via #LoveYourEyes Campaign

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:15 AM LONDON—In what is scheduled to be the biggest global public engagement campaign on eye health and anticipating the most successful World Sight Day on Oct.14 this year, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is calling on everyone to focus on their eye health in the global campaign, #LoveYourEyes.

Vision Impact Institute Launches Advocacy Toolkit

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:11 AM

OneSight Will Join Global Efforts Around World Sight Day and Plans New Nickelodeon Kids’ Partnership and Live NYC Event

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Monday, September 20, 2021 12:21 AM Cincinnati, Ohio—To celebrate World Sight Day on October 14, a group of leading global vision organizations have launched the #LoveYourEyes campaign, encouraging one million people around the world to get their eyes checked by October 14.

Visibly, RestoringVision, and NewGlobe to Provide Free Vision Tests and Rx Eyewear to Nigerian Children

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Over 5,000 people, including children, in Nigeria will receive access to vision resources free of charge through a partnership of telehealth technology company, Visibly, non-profit organization RestoringVision and NewGlobe, a developer of learning systems that works with governments to create education ecosystems.

OWA Announces Online Auction Beginning on September 19

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced that this year’s OWA Online Auction will begin on Sunday, September 19.

Wertheim Foundation Pledges $50 Million to UC Berkeley Optometry

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:18 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—The University of California, Berkeley announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged a historic $50 million to the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, the largest gift ever to be received by a school of optometry in the country. This transformational commitment constitutes the lead gift for a 10-year, $100 million investment that will expand the school’s ability to train the next generation of optometric physicians and educators to serve as leaders in the spectrum of primary and preventative health care.

Treehouse Eyes Adds Jamie Cassidy as VP, Business Development

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Monday, September 13, 2021 12:18 AM BOULDER, Co—Treehouse Eyes has announced that industry veteran Jamie Cassidy has joined the company as VP, business development, to lead its aggressive growth acceleration plans. Cassidy has held leadership roles at CIBA Vision, Vision Source, the Power Practice and, most recently, as VP of business development and member support at Smile Source, which she helped grow to over 800 locations. In addition, Treehouse Eyes announced the addition of its 50th U.S. location, more than doubling its footprint in just the last year.

ImageWear, Betsey Johnson to Support National Breast Cancer Foundation Through October 2021

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:21 AM CARROLLTON, Texas—ImageWear has announced an agreement with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to support breast cancer awareness during the months of August, September and October 2021. The campaign will center on activities that will allow a generous donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and its mission of “Helping Women Now.” ImageWear will raise funds through the sales of Betsey Johnson prescription frame and sun kits sold to eyecare professionals, and ImageWear employees will participate in a national walk-a-thon to help boost donation efforts.

ECN Purpose, a New Optical Non-Profit, Announces Partnership With Optical Rockers

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Friday, August 6, 2021 12:27 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—A newly formed non-profit organization, ECN Purpose, is quickly establishing a presence within the optical industry through its partnership with a popular rock concert vision care fundraiser. Though the organization is small, with just three staff members, it has big plans. In addition to supporting the rock fundraising event, ECN Purpose intends to help educate the public about eye health and facilitate access to vision care among people who are unemployed, uninsured, impoverished, elderly, immobile or in foster programs or youth sanctuaries. A program to provide mobile eye exams for underserved populations in conjunction with public serving organizations is in the planning stages.

Essilor Vision Foundation Joins With Cooper Institute’s Fitnessgram to Reward Teachers, School Nurses and School Staff

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Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute are raising awareness about the importance of clear vision and physical activity among teachers, school nurses and school staff through EVF’s Champions for Sight program.

ABB Optical Group Relaunches Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB) has announced the return of its signature community grants program, ABB Cares. Launched in 2014, the program has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to non-profit organizations across the country. The application period opened Monday, Aug. 2. “After a challenging year, the ABB Cares program is needed now more than ever,” said ABB Optical Group CEO Tom Burke. “Non-profits across the country were severely impacted by the pandemic. Our hope is that through this program, we can lend support in helping them get back on track. We are so grateful to the eyecare professionals that continue to bring these special charities to our attention, and we are excited for this year’s program and the impact it will have on so many in our local communities.”