New Eyes Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:18 AM SHORT HILLS, N.J.—New Eyes for the Needy, the Short Hills, N.J.-based nonprofit dedicated to providing eyeglasses to families, children and individuals in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world, announced new appointments to its board of trustees. Kristine Van Amsterdam has been named president of the board. Van Amsterdam has been a member of the New Eyes board for the past six years. She has also served as a director/trustee/advisor for the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, MetroWest Medical Center, MetroWest Mediation Services, and MIT delta v Accelerator.

Seva Grant Will Help IrisVision Develop New Vision Technologies for Underserved Communities

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Friday, August 28, 2020 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—IrisVision, a leader in digital vision technologies, announced it has provided a $200,000 grant to Seva Foundation, a global non-profit organization that provides eyecare services to underserved communities.

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off Virtual Persons of Vision Award Event Honoring VSP Global

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced today that the 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony, honoring VSP Global, will be held through a series of virtual celebrations in September.

Classic Optical's Dawn Friedkin Joins Essilor Vision Foundation Board

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:15 AM DALLAS—Optical industry veteran Dawn Friedkin, president of Classic Optical, is bringing her extensive experience to Essilor Vision Foundation (www.evfusa.org) (EVF) as the newest member of EVF’s board of directors. “We are delighted to have Dawn on our board,” said Becky Palm, EVF president and executive director. “With her extensive knowledge of lab manufacturing and her commitment to providing vision services to underserved communities, Dawn’s involvement is a key part of our efforts to increase our organization’s impact.”

Leading International Sight Organizations IAPB and Clearly Set to Merge in 2021

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Friday, August 14, 2020 12:24 AM LONDON—On Jan. 1, 2021, Clearly, the charity founded in 2016 by James Chen to raise the profile of vision among world leaders, will merge into the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness  (IAPB), a network of over 150 members working in international eye health and leading global advocacy body for the sight sector, according to an announcement Thursday. The coming together of the two groups is “a sign of the growing strength of the sector and progress that has been made on the issue over the last five years,” the announcement noted.

National Vision Launches its First-Ever Philanthropic Impact Report

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:20 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) has launched its first-ever philanthropic impact report, A World Worth Seeing, which details how the company—including through the generosity of its associates and network of doctors—is transforming the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world.

EVF and Relevate Health Group Partner on Children’s Vision Care

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Relevate Health Group (Relevate) are expanding their partnership to help underserved children in the U.S. receive vision exams and glasses. Relevate is supporting EVF by educating independent eyecare professionals about the See Kids Soar program and enrolling them in it. See Kids Soar is an in-office donation campaign intended to educate parents, patients, and eye doctors’ staff about the cause of vision. The program raises awareness and funds to provide vision exams and eyeglasses to children in need at no cost to their families.

Essilor Vision Foundation Partners With FoxFire Systems Group to Simplify Charitable Donations for Patients and Practices

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:18 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) announced that it is partnering with FoxFire Systems Group to facilitate charitable donations to EVF’s See Kids Soar program. EVF is FoxFire’s first charitable partner. FoxFire specializes in ophthalmic-specific electronic health records and practice management software, and is known for industry-leading technology that helps eye doctors see more patients per day. The company stated it is proud to support the See Kids Soar program which raises money to help children across America receive vision care. FoxFire’s technology will make it easier for eye doctors to collect funds by allowing patients to add a donation at checkout.

Do You Know an Eyecare Hero? Nominate Them Today

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Monday, July 6, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—We could not get through these unprecedented times without our health care workers which is why Jobson is highlighting the work of ECPs for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic. The #EyecareHeroes initiative enabled participating companies to join with the Jobson Optical Group, including Vision Monday and 20/20, to donate to Project C.U.R.E.

Eyes of Faith Announces Health Care Partnership With Medi-Share

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:18 AM SHARON, Penn.—Eyes of Faith and Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the Medi-Share health care sharing program, have announced a partnership to offer savings to the Christian community.

Desio and Sightsavers Italia Onlus Continue Partnership

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Monday, June 1, 2020 12:24 AM BUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy—Italian color contact lens company Desio and Sightsavers Italia Onlus have continued their partnership for the second consecutive year. In the first year of the partnership, Desio donated enough to distribute treatments against trachoma to more than 176,000 people.

Essilor Supports United Nations’ Recommendation to Governments to Ensure Good Vision of all Road Users

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Effective April 1, the call to ensure good vision for all road users in the world is now part of the “ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems.” The recommendations were adopted by the governments at the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), the United Nations’ regulatory platform in the field of inland transport. Essilor celebrates this major milestone, an incentive to generalize eye tests and facilitate access to eyecare, and reinforces its commitment toward safe mobility, as a vision care leader and as a donor to the United Nations Road Safety Fund, according to an announcement from Essilor. 

Operation Eyesight Universal Appoints Hedley Lawson to its U.S. Board of Directors

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:15 AM SEATTLE, Wash.—Operation Eyesight Universal has appointed Hedley Lawson, global managing partner for Aligned Growth Partners, LLC, to its board.

Restoring Vision Launches New #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign

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Monday, May 4, 2020 12:21 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, the world’s largest nonprofit provider of reading glasses to people in need, is joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement on behalf of the most vulnerable. Launching today, May 5, 2020, #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

RestoringVision Appoints David Chute as Chairman of the Board, Founder Mark Sachs Now Chairman Emeritus

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Monday, April 20, 2020 12:21 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision has announced the appointment of David Chute as chairman of its board of directors.