Friday, September 22, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—World leaders met in New York yesterday to discuss the value of vision to the world. More than 2.2 billion people, almost one-third of humanity, currently live with vision impairment, with 1.1 billion people suffering from avoidable sight loss, 90 percent of whom live in middle-and-lower-income countries. The meeting, hosted by Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and supported by organizations in the eye health sector, heard that unaddressed poor sight costs the global economy $411 billion in lost productivity each year and impedes a states’ ability to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:21 AM
will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Oct. 2, 2023, recognizing 20 years of global impact and 25 million lives transformed through the power of clear vision.
Monday, September 18, 2023 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As the summer fades into memory and students across the nation return to classrooms, The Vision Council Foundation strives to continuously support young and promising talent, cultivating career pipelines into the optical industry. Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund
, launched in 2021 and is now in its third year of operation. So far, the program has awarded 25 scholarships, raising a remarkable $340,000 to support students from underrepresented communities pursuing a degree in ophthalmic dispensing.
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:27 AM
LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK—Slots are still available for two upcoming golf events hosted by Prevent Blindness
, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health organization. The 15th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight
golf outing will be held on Wed., Sept. 27, in conjunction with Vision Expo West
. Registration and breakfast will begin at 6:00 a.m. PT at the Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. The shotgun start is at 7:00 a.m. PT. For participants, foursomes are $3,000 and individual golf slots are $750 for the four-person scramble.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12:21 AM
GENEVA—An exclusive new report titled Eye Health and the World of Work, issued by the ILO and IAPB, just about a month ahead of World Sight Day
on Oct. 12 this year, stated that more needs to be done to protect workers’ eye health.
Monday, August 28, 2023 12:18 AM
OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Hobie Eyewear
showcased its commitment to beach safety and to the recovery of Maui at the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Nationals held in Virginia Beach from August 10 – 12.
Monday, August 21, 2023 12:18 AM
GOLDEN, Colo.—To support its mission to eradicate uncorrected refractive
error through the growth and expansion of optometry around the world, Optometry Giving Sight
(OGS) has issued its 2023 World Sight Day Challenge.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 12:21 AM
, the owner of Maui Jim
, is extending support to the Maui community in the aftermath of the devastating wildfires that have struck the town of Lahaina, where the Maui Jim local store and office stand. Kering Eyewear and Maui Jim are making a donation to the Hawaii Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund
as an immediate contribution to assist those affected by this disaster and support in the rebuilding efforts of those impacted by the wildfires.
Friday, July 21, 2023 12:15 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—RestoringVision
announced the appointment of three directors to its leadership team to strengthen its impact in solving the global vision crisis. This follows a year of remarkable growth, in which RestoringVision expanded its reach by 48 percent in 2022.
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 12:15 AM
DALLAS—The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
is encouraging eye doctors to 'Adopt-A-School' locally and enroll in its Changing Life through Lenses (CLTL) program, which provides a complete pair of glasses including lenses, frames and lab services for patients in need at no cost to the practice or the patient. Vision correction is especially important for kids, because school-age children with an uncorrected vision problem can do worse in school and suffer from lower self-esteem than their peers who don't have vision impairments, OneSight reports. To help bridge this gap, the Foundation suggests that eye doctors contact Title 1 schools to 'Adopt-A-School' in their community as these schools have a high number of low-income students who may not be able to access vision care.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 12:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—RestoringVision
announced the appointment of two vice presidents to its newly formed leadership team to accelerate its impact in solving the global vision crisis.