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., a charitable organization that distributes medical supplies, such as PPE, to health care practitioners in the U.S As part of the initiative, Jobson Optical Group, with the support of many industry suppliers, has made a donation 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.

OneSight Launches Free Online Vision Check Tool That Enables Parents to Check Children’s Vision During Stay-at-Home Period

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Monday, April 13, 2020 12:15 AM CINCINNATI—OneSight, a leading global vision care nonprofit organization, is launching a free online vision check tool. The tool is designed especially for parents to use with their children, that will determine whether refractive errors exist, as well as assess color vision. With this tool, OneSight aims to provide a helpful resource to parents and raise awareness of the importance of vision care.

Essilor Vision Foundation and Walman Optical Renew Partnership for Kids With a Vision Program

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Friday, March 13, 2020 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) announced today that it ishas renewed its partnership with Walman Optical to continue Walman’s Kids With a Vision program throughout 2020. 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. It is estimated that one in four children in the U.S. has a vision issue significant enough to affect their ability to learn.

Rockin' for New Eyes Fundraiser Cancelled, Event Organizers Say

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Monday, March 9, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Rockin’ for New Eyes, the annual fundraiser for New Eyes for the Needy, is being cancelled, the event’s organizers said Friday. The move follows the announcement by the Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions that Vision Expo East, due to be held March 26-29, is being consolidated with Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-26.

Vision Source Envisions a Future of Sustainable Eyecare for Northern Tanzania

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:18 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Building upon a legacy of giving back, Vision Source and longtime member Moes Nasser, OD, in collaboration with nonprofit Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and the Tanzanian government, are planning for the construction of two new optometric clinics in Northern Tanzania. The clinics are tentatively scheduled to open later this year. Two surgical centers, which will be included in the optometry clinics, will serve over 2 million people and will be the first surgical centers located in the respective districts, according to a recent Vision Source announcement.

Orbis International and Johns Hopkins-Led Group With OneSight Among Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

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Monday, February 24, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation last week unveiled the Top 100 organizations that have submitted proposals for its 100&Change competition. Orbis International and a Johns Hopkins-led group that includes OneSight are among the 100 finalists in the competition. The winner of the competition receives a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges. The 100&Change program and grant were designed as a way to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time, according to the website.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces ‘Prioritize Your Eyes’ Program to Elevate Eye Health

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Friday, February 21, 2020 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has announced the launch of Prioritize Your Eyes, a worldwide effort to raise awareness about the connection of eye health to overall health. Prioritize Your Eyes encourages everyone to take the single most important step to protect their eyes—getting an eye exam—and is part of the company’s ongoing commitment and collaboration with various partners and professional organizations to elevate eye health and make 2020 the year of greater eye health awareness, according to the announcement.

Essilor Joins Forces With the United Nations in a Global Effort for Road Safety

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor, announced it has pledged a first of its kind donation of 1 million glasses and sunglasses to the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNSRF), as they partner to promote global action on good vision for road users. The announcement comes ahead of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference, set for Feb. 19-20 in Stockholm, to set the agenda for achieving the UN 2030 goals for road safety. Every day 3,700 people die on the world’s roads, making road accidents the leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 5–29; a trend which has grown in the past years as mobility develops worldwide.