The Nonprofit Organization, Great Glasses Play Day, Expands in Its Fourth Year

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:33 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event founded in 2012, will hold its fourth annual initiative on Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

RestoringVision Announces New Executive Director

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:27 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a nonprofit, which supplies new reading glasses and sunglasses to people in need around the world, has announced the selection of Pelin Munis as its new executive director.

EyeRockers and Lisa Loeb Are Primed for Tonight’s Performance

By Staff
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The EyeRock Band and famed singer-songwriter, Lisa Loeb, are ready to hit the stage at tonight’s EyeRock benefit concert at The Hard Rock Café in Times Square.

EyeRock Goes Beyond Traditional Volunteering

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—When you think about volunteering for an organization that provides free prescription eyeglasses to the needy, you don’t think of scheduling practice sessions, making up set lists of classic rock ’n’ roll songs and renting drums and guitar amps.

Whole You Offers Incentive for Ideas That Promote Wellness

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—Whole You (www.whole-you.com) has teamed up with crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive to challenge people to come up with innovative ideas to help those with vision or oral limitations.

EyeRock Tickets Are Selling Fast

By Staff
Monday, March 09, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Tickets for the EyeRock concert on March 21 are selling quickly, according to officials at New Eyes for the Needy, the organization that will benefit from the upcoming rock ‘n’ roll fundraising event.

Tickets Go on Sale for EyeRock Concert, Featuring Guest Artist Lisa Loeb

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced.

Tickets Go on Sale for EyeRock Concert, Featuring Guest Artist Lisa Loeb

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced today.

Visionworks and Davis Vision Announce National Sponsorship of ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:24 AM SAN ANTONIO — Visionworks and Davis Vision have announced a national promotional sponsorship of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Visionworks and Davis Vision’s Focus on America community outreach program will participate in the Walk to Stop Diabetes in cities throughout the U.S. to showcase support and help rally communities to join.

Essilor Presents Award and Establishes Program to Posthumously Honor Mary Lou Maguire

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:21 AM BANFF, Canada—Mary Lou Maguire, a well-liked Essilor brand consultant who passed away in June, 2014, is receiving posthumous recognition with an award named in her honor and a new program that will provide eyecare and eyewear to needy children in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Education in Sight Helps Rural Students in China and the U.S.

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM CHICAGO—Education in Sight is taking steps to help the over 30 million rural students in China and 3.5 million students in the U.S. suffering from uncorrected poor vision by bringing optometrists to perform eye exams in schools, providing free eyeglasses, and educating communities in proper eye-care to promote long-term change.

One Million Dollar Gift Helps Optician’s Mission Go Mobile

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—With a $1 million gift from Elaine Wynn, wife of the owner of the Wynn Hotel, optician Joseph G. Carbone put his philanthropic eyecare model, EyeCare4Kids, on wheels to help the children of Las Vegas.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Vision Economics

By John Sailer
Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:30 AM DALLAS—In its continuing effort to raise awareness about the need for healthy vision worldwide, the Vision Impact Institute has gathered concise facts on vision economics and listed them here as the Ten Things You Need to Know.

See Life Through a Nearsighted Child's Eyes

By John Sailer
Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:00 AM MASON, Ohio—While Vision Monday readers should already be familiar with the statistics related to uncorrected refractive error, for example, that one in four children suffers from an undiagnosed vision problem, OneSight’s video, "A Five-Foot Universe" provides a glimpse into what it really feels like from the perspective of a nearsighted child.
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