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.

Maureen Cavanagh Named President of Vision Impact Institute

By Staff
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:21 AM DALLAS— Maureen Cavanagh has been named president of the Vision Impact Institute, which is supported by Essilor.

CooperVision and Employees Donate $115,000 to Support the 2014 World Sight Day Challenge

By Staff
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision, Inc. has announced that through the creative fundraising efforts of its employees around the globe, $115,000 has been donated to Optometry Giving Sight in support of the 2014 World Sight Day Challenge.

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.
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