Prevent Blindness Declares December as 'Give the Gift of Sight Month'

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Monday, November 30, 2020 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has continued its mission to advocate, educate and empower people to make healthy vision a priority. The group is declaring December as “Give the Gift of Sight Month,” asking the public to reflect on the joys of healthy vision, and donate to Prevent Blindness. 

RestoringVision Is Fundraising on Giving Tuesday to Help 50,000 People See Clearly During the Pandemic

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Monday, November 30, 2020 12:15 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, the largest nonprofit provider of new reading glasses to people living in impoverished communities around the world, is seeking to help 50,000 people see clearly again by raising $50,000 on Giving Tuesday. Each year, RestoringVision works to turn Giving Tuesday into Giving Sight Day by bringing together like-minded people and companies to create access to glasses for people in need around the world. This year, RestoringVision’s Giving Sight Day theme is "Vision Brings Us Together."

Leading Global Vision Nonprofit OneSight Teams Up With Aetna to Provide Vision Care to North Atlanta Residents

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:15 AM ATLANTA—OneSight, a leading global vision care nonprofit, and North Fulton Community Charities, an organization that empowers North Atlanta residents through emergency assistance, partnered to offer free eye exams and glasses to more than 275 children and adults from Nov. 17 through Nov. 19.

Randolph USA Partners With Non-Profit Angel Flight NE for the Holidays

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Monday, November 23, 2020 12:18 AM RANDOLPH, Mass.—This holiday season, Randolph, the U.S.-based manufacturer of sunglasses and eyewear based here, is proud to be supporting Angel Flight NE, a non-profit organization providing free air transportation to patients in need of lifesaving medical care outside of their geographic area. For each sunglass purchase made via the Randolph USA site or from ECPs or optical retailers, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, Randolph is making a donation to Angel Flight NE to help support their life-saving missions.

New Eyes to Host Virtual Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser on New Year’s Eve

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:30 AM SHORT HILLS, N.J.—The show will go on, virtually. That’s the message from the organizers of Rockin’ for New Eyes, who are morphing their popular rock ‘n’ roll fundraiser concert from a live show into an online New Year’s Eve party.

Essilor Vision Foundation and Kendra Scott Partner for School Appreciation Program

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:24 AM DALLAS—Teachers, nurses and school administrators are everyday heroes who deserve to be honored for helping to ensure their students can see clearly and continue to learn, whether it's online or in the classroom. Essilor Vision Foundation and Kendra Scott are celebrating these heroes through the Champions for Sight program.

Safilo Produces First-Ever Sunglasses Made With Ocean Waste Plastic for The Ocean Cleanup Nonprofit

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has announced the first eyewear product made from recycled plastic especially made for The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit environmental organization that develops advanced technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans.

In New Awareness Campaign, Prevent Blindness Encourages Everyone to ‘Take a Screen Time-Out’

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Friday, October 23, 2020 12:24 AM CHICAGO—In response to increased virtual activity during the coronavirus pandemic, Prevent Blindness, launched Screen Time-Out, an awareness campaign to encourage Americans, especially parents of young children, to introduce regular screen breaks into their daily routines.

Essilor Vision Foundation Invites ODs to Enroll in See Kids Soar Program

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:18 AM DALLAS—This holiday season, eyecare professionals can help give kids the gift of clear vision by participating in Essilor Vision Foundation’s (EVF) See Kids Soar program. 

Prevent Blindness 'Small Steps for Big Vision' Launch Webinar Is Tuesday, Oct. 20

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) are joining together to launch the new “Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers.” 

Walman Sponsors EVF’s Kids With a Vision Program Throughout October

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:15 AM DALLAS—To celebrate World Sight Day this month, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) announced that Walman, an EVF corporate partner, is sponsoring its Kids With a Visionprogram. For every pair of digitally surfaced lenses treated with non-glare treatment produced by Walman Optical labs purchased by participating eyecare professionals through Dec. 31, 2020, Walman Optical will donate $5.00 to EVF. (Outsourced and previously discounted products are excluded.) “Corporate partners play an instrumental role in helping build awareness and educating consumers about the cause of vision,” explained Becky Palm, EVF president and executive director.

Marc Ferrara of Jobson to Receive 2021 Person of Vision Award

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, as the recipient of the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award will be presented on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs from Prevent Blindness.

EyeCare4Kids Partners With 1-800 Contacts to Launch Sight the World, a Virtual Vision Clinic Providing Care to the Underserved

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Monday, October 12, 2020 12:21 AM DRAPER, Utah—1-800 Contacts, the largest retailer of contact lenses in the U.S., and nonprofit EyeCare4Kids have launched Sight the World, an initiative that will utilize innovative vision care technology from 1-800 Contacts to provide free glasses and contact lenses for underserved adults and children globally. The new partnership announcement came last week on World Sight Day, an international day of awareness for the 2.5 billion people across the world who have vision impairment that could be corrected or could have been prevented.

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Drive for Vision Golf Outing Raises $25,000 for Visually Impaired

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Monday, October 12, 2020 12:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The 33rd Annual Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Drive for Vision charity golf outing, held on Sept. 21, raised more than $25,000 this year despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak across the Midwest, according to a recent announcement. The event had been scheduled for June, but had to be postponed due to the restrictions in place for coronavirus control. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, the largest fully integrated eyecare medical group in West Michigan, is a member of the Blue Sky Vision management organization.