DALLAS—GPN Technologies is partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) to help underserved communities with vision correction options. In the U.S., where more than 40 million people, including 12 million children, have vision problems and are not getting the vision correction they need to see clearly, the companies are working together. Since 2018, GPN Technologies has donated $75,000 to EVF, including a significant contribution of $25,000 in 2020, to help the foundation continue to support eye doctors and eyecare professionals who dedicate their careers to helping people see clearly.

These contributions help fund EVF programs such as See Kids Soar, an in-office cause marketing program, and Changing Life through Lenses, which offers free lenses, lab services and complete glasses to vision non-profits and charitable eye doctors who provide vision care to patients who are financially in need or lack insurance coverage. Eye doctors can learn more at evfusa.org/ODprograms.
“For us, supporting the ophthalmic industry is not just our business, it’s our passion,” said Ed Buffington, GPN Technologies president and CEO. “We believe in EVF’s mission and we know that these programs are more important now than ever. GPN is committed to a strong partnership with EVF to help improve quality of life through better sight for those most in need.”

"EVF believes even more people will need help getting vision care during the ongoing pandemic," noted Becky Palm, EVP president and executive director. "We are grateful to GPN Technologies, whose support makes it possible for us to continue to focus on our mission."

GPN Technologies delivers data-driven technology solutions that empower eyecare professionals to make informed decisions and the company provides analytics to ophthalmic practitioners through its EDGEPro platform and industry intelligence to business groups, consultants and manufacturers.