PhilanthrOptic: #WhatAreYouGiving This Holiday Season?

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM Is the hustle and bustle of this Holiday season getting you down? If you’re still bruised and battered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday we’ve got just the right antidote.

CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program Grants $25,000 to Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

By Staff
Friday, December 05, 2014 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit’s  Caring Communities Program has provided a $25,000 grant to the  InfantSEEprogram, an initiative of Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation.

Education in Sight Helps China and the U.S.

By John Sailer
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:00 PM 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 eyecare to promote long-term change.

New York Eye Sponsors Driven to Give Event

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.— New York Eye is a sponsor for the 4th Annual Driven to Give event which benefits The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF).

Optical Industry Joins Fundraising Forces to Celebrate World Sight Day

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The World Sight Day Challenge was a great success, with thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributing to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision, according to an announcement from Optometry Giving Sight.

Transitions, Visionworks and Grammy Winner Care for Kids

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM PHOENIX—Transitions Optical and its brand ambassador, Darius Rucker, partnered with Visionworks to provide free vision screenings for more than 600 students at Longview Elementary School here.

Vision-Ease Lens and Habitat for Humanity Build a Home

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Thanks to the efforts of Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, a local family will have a new home for the holidays.

Southern College of Optometry Acquires ‘S.A.V.E.’ Mobile Eye Exam Unit to Expand Eye Health Services

By Staff
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:18 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Southern College of Optometry has acquired a mobile eye exam unit from S.A.V.E. ( School Advocates for Vision and Education), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to increase access to services for children failing to follow-up for needed care after failing an in-school vision screening.

A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

ABB Optical Group Awards ‘ABB Cares’ Grants to 10 Non-Profits Nationwide

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group has announced the 10 non-profit organizations that have each won $1,000 in the optical product distributor’s inaugural grants program, ABB Cares. Launched in August 2014, the program celebrates organizations throughout the U.S. that have improved the quality of life in communities served by ABB. Due to the large number of applications, 140 non-profit organizations nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide, ABB expanded the number of $1,000 grants available from five to 10. Partners With Feed the Children to Provide Glasses to Children and Adults in Need

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Online eyewear retailer, has partnered with Feed the Children to provide over 10,400 pairs of prescription glasses to children and adults in impoverished communities who might not otherwise have access to necessary corrective eyewear.

Live Oak Bank Invests in VSP Global Eyes of Hope

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:18 AM WILMINGTON, N.C.— Live Oak Bank is investing in VSP Global Eyes of Hope to help increase access to affordable, high-quality eyecare and eyewear around the world.

Kids Vision for Life Kicks Off 12-City Mobile Clinic Tour

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS— Kids Vision for Life, a charitable program created by Essilor Vision Foundation, is launching a nationwide mobile clinic tour.

Important Reminder to Take the World Sight Day Challenge on Thursday, Oct. 9

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:18 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Remember to celebrate World Sight Day this Thursday, Oct. 9 in support of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and its annual fundraising campaign known as the World Sight Day Challenge.