EssilorLuxottica, Michelin and UN Executives Gather to Support Action for Good Vision on the Road

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Executives from EssilorLuxottica and Michelin North America gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City yesterday, June 29, 2022, to discuss the “Action for Good Vision on the Road. Together for Safer Roads” campaign. The conference was opened by Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary General’s special envoy for road safety. Rick Gadd, president of wholesale for EssilorLuxottica Canada; Dave Reaves, vice president of operations for LensCrafters; and Alexis Garcin, president and CEO of Michelin North America also spoke. David Navarro, vice president, vision on the road group plan, EssilorLuxottica, moderated the talk.

GlassesUSA.com Partners With Bringing Life to the World to Provide Sight to Hundreds of People in Nepal

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—GlassesUSA.com, the online eyeglass retailer, has partnered with Bringing Life to the World, a delegation of top physicians, as part of a new humanitarian effort, to bring both sight and medical assistance to developing countries all around the world. This pioneering medical effort kicked off in Nepal, where doctors from world renowned global medical centers were aimed at providing high quality lifesaving medical care, including vision care, to people who need it the most.

The World Health Organization Launches WHO Eye Care in Health Systems Guide, at the 75th World Health Assembly

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:30 AM LONDON—The 75th World Health Assembly launched the WHO Eye Care in Health Systems Guide for Action this week at an event hosted by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The Guide is a new and important set of tools to support countries to include eye health in their national health programs. Launching the tools, Dr Bente Mikkelsen, director, non-communicable diseases, WHO said "We need 'all hands on deck' to take this forward," noting, “it's outrageous that in 2022 we have one billion people with vision impairment, and we have the oldest program in WHO standing since 1970.”

EssilorLuxottica to Launch Unified Foundation to Accelerate its Global Mission Activities

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:00 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Bloomberg:EL:FP) announced today the launch of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, "marking a new chapter in the group’s journey to achieve its unique mission to help everyone in the world see more and be more. This comes as a major pillar in EssilorLuxottica’s sustainability strategy and supports its commitment to advocate for good vision as a basic human right." The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation unites many of the group’s global advocacy and philanthropic actions and will play a leading role in the fight against poor vision.

Eco Reaches Milestone of Over 2.9 Million Trees Planted

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Since its foundation in 2009, Eco Eyewear, from Modo, has planted one tree for each Eco frame purchased through its One Frame, One Tree program. This week, the company announced it has reached a new milestone of over 2.9 million trees planted.

Prevent Blindness to Hold First-Ever A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit May 9-11 in Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, will be holding the inaugural A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit, May 9-11, 2022, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together trainees, allies, and program sponsors from across the country. Founded in 2020, the A.S.P.E.C.T. (Advocacy, Support, Perspective Empowerment, Communication and Training) Patient Engagement program at  Prevent Blindness aims to equip participants with knowledge, skills, and confidence to become advocates for vision and eye health at the individual, peer-to-peer, community, state, and/or national levels.

Prevent Blindness Offers New Resources to Help ECPs Educate Patients that May is Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—As the warmer weather begins to encourage more outdoor activities, Prevent Blindness the nation’s oldest eye health and safety organization, has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month.

Warby Parker Publishes 2021 Impact Report

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Friday, April 22, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker Inc. (NYSE: WRBY) has published its 2021 Impact Report. The company tracks and publicly reports its impact on stakeholders in this annual report following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. To share a comprehensive view of the Warby Parker brand and what it stands for, the company uses this report to communicate progress and updates on its GRI topics and more with its stakeholders, the announcement said. To help guide this material, the Impact Report is broken into four key sections:

RestoringVision Unveils First-Ever Annual Report With Preview of New Brand Identity and Plans for Growth

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision has released its first-ever annual report celebrating its recent milestone of reaching 20 million people in need across the globe with vision programs and glasses delivery while highlighting successes and partnerships forged in 2021.

Shamir Provides Eyewear to Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

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Monday, April 11, 2022 12:15 AM WARSAW—Shamir Group employees around the world are mobilized for humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw. Since March 29, Shamir volunteers have been operating a mobile laboratory for testing and fitting eyeglasses for Ukrainian refugees at the Patk Expo complex in Warsaw, Poland.

Countdown Begins for April 2 Rock4Sight Concert and Party

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Monday, March 28, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The countdown has begun for the April 2 Rock4Sight concert and party as band members prepare to take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe and ticket holders get ready to dance the night away in support of ECN Purpose.

Prevent Blindness and Zenni Eyewear Launch the New ‘Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision’ Program

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, is teaming up with Zenni Eyewear, the online eyewear retailer, for the new Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision program. Prevent Blindness declared 2022 as the Year of Children’s Vision to focus efforts on raising awareness and providing education for children’s eye issues, advocating for increases in funding for children’s initiatives, and creating new programs, such as the Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision that provides professionals with vision screening training and underserved children with access to eyecare resources.

RestoringVision's Milestone: Improving the Lives of 20 Million People Worldwide With Clear Vision

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO—RestoringVision reports it has reached the substantial milestone of providing 20 million people with clear vision. The global nonprofit enhances people’s lives by providing vision screenings and glasses to those living in poverty worldwide without access to these life-changing services and tools.

Altair Eyewear and Keep America Beautiful Announce National Partnership

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Monday, March 21, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Altair Eyewear, a division of Marchon Eyewear and a subsidiary of VSP Global, and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) have announced a national partnership to support the Great American Cleanup, raising awareness and reducing the impact we have on our planet.

Prevent Blindness Elects Alan J. Gunner, AEG Vision, LLC, to National Board of Directors

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Monday, March 21, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Mr. Alan J. Gunner, vice president, Revenue Cycle Management, AEG Vision, LLC, has been named to the Prevent Blindness board of directors.