Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:30 AM
CORALVILLE, Iowa—Digital Diagnostics
, developers of IDx-DR, an FDA De Novo-cleared autonomous AI system for the detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), and Orbis International
, the influential nonprofit dedicated to fighting avoidable blindness around the world, have partnered on a study that will bring high-quality disease detection to communities in Bangladesh.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:18 AM
NEW YORK and CORNWAL—Modo
was one of the first companies to support HRH the Prince of Wales and the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s (SMI) Terra Carta
charter. Launched in January 2021, the Terra Carter lays out an ambitious roadmap for businesses to move toward a sustainable future, as reported
in March of 2021. Now, as part of the initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales has met with G7 leaders and global CEOs to call for coordinated action to tackle climate change and launch the 10 Terra Carta Transition Coalitions. As a supporter of SMI’s Terra Carta, Modo announced that it welcomed this announcement, made on June 11.
Monday, June 14, 2021 12:24 AM
, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will present its 2021 Person of Vision Award
to Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, on Thursday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West
. The Person of Vision event will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., with the program and award presentation beginning at 8:30 p.m. All attendees are invited to the Champagne after-party immediately following the program.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:18 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
(ABB) has announced the return of its signature community grants program, ABB Cares. Launched in 2014, the program has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to non-profit organizations across the country. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning Monday, August 2. “After a challenging year, the ABB Cares program is needed now more than ever,” said ABB Optical Group CEO Tom Burke. “Non-profits across the country were severely impacted by the pandemic.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:18 AM
has announced the donation of $65,000 to the Art For Justice Fund
with the proceeds generated by the sale of its WELLS frame, which the brand launched in August 2020 and named in honor of journalist and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells.
Friday, June 4, 2021 12:18 AM
LONDON—The Wellcome Trust
and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation
announced a £3.5 million contribution to support the launch of a five-year research project that will explore vision care as a driver of development across the life course. The project, known as ENGINE, comprises a four-country suite of trials examining the impact of glasses on promoting better living from childhood through to old age, the two organizations said in a statement. ENGINE examines how eyeglasses, an affordable, effective and widely- available treatment, can help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals across the life course in the following ways:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—Registration is open for 10th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit
. This year’s Summit will be held as an interactive virtual event on July 14-15, with a variety of presentations related to the theme, "Our Changing Vision.” The event will include multiple opportunities for participant engagement, including moderated discussions on key topics, chats with presenters, an exhibit hall with live exhibitor chat and video conversation, and more. The two-day event will kick off with keynote speaker, Michael F. Chiang, MD, director of National Eye Institute
. Dr. Chiang’s remarks will address the key advancements in research, policies and social issues along with NEI’s strategic objectives related to advancing vision and eye health.
Monday, May 24, 2021 12:27 AM
has announced that it has secured an initial $1.5 million in emergency response commitments for the continuing COVID-19 crisis in India. VisionSpring will deliver more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators and other COVID-19 care and safety supplies to frontline health workers in India, rolling out a four pillar response, rooted in meeting critical and urgent needs in low income communities within its network of 100 health and eyecare partners across India.
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:18 AM
DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation
(EVF) and Triangle Visions Optometry
announced a partnership through EVF’s See Kids Soar
https://www.evfusa.org/get-involved/see-kids-soar/ program. See Kids Soar is an in-office cause campaign intended to inspire parents, patients and eye doctors’ staff to adopt the cause of vision, and give them an opportunity to raise awareness and funds. Triangle Visions Optometry will launch the program in all of its 22 practices in May. “Everyone at Triangle Visions Optometry has a heart for giving back and serving communities that have limited or no access to eyecare,” said Anthony Clark, OD, owner, chief medical officer and chief development officer.
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:15 AM
, from Modo
, has been awarded the Best Eyewear Brand award in Seventeen Magazine's 2021 Sustainable Style Award
. In an announcement Eco said, "It’s always great to be recognized. But it means even more when it helps our planet. We're proud and honored to be awarded by Seventeen in their #sustainablestyleawards for our wildly trendy and sustainable sunglasses and hope that everyone joins our commitment to living responsibly for a greener future (and looking great while doing so). Together, we can make a big difference—one frame at a time."
Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Founded in 1970 as a direct reaction to the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, Earth Day has marked the anniversary of the modern environmental movement for over 50 years
. Every year, April 22 is a day to think about how we treat the planet we live on, as well as a day for action and legislation that will help protect the environment. Within the optical community, much of that action takes place in the form of donations, partnerships and other special programs.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—In recognition of Earth Day, on April 22, 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
(IAPB) has declared a Climate Emergency and released a Call to Action for Environmentally Sustainable Practices in the Eye Health Sector.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:15 AM
JUPITER, Fla.—Herbert Wertheim, OD, DSc, MD, an accomplished scientist, clinician, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, has been named to the board of directors at Scripps Research
, an independent, nonprofit biomedical institute. Active in service to the southern Florida community for over 50 years, Wertheim has contributed greatly to public education, cultural arts and community health care.