Modo Announces Support for HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Charter

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Friday, March 5, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Modo has announced it is one of the first companies to officially support HRH The Prince of Wales and the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Terra Carta Charter. The Charter, launched in January 2021, lays out an ambitious roadmap for businesses toward a sustainable future. HRH The Prince of Wales and the Sustainable Markets Initiative are gathering a global “coalition of the willing,” who share a vision and will commit to the Charter’s 10-point action plan, which aims to kickstart bold and imaginative action across the next decade.

International Agency for Prevention of Blindness Launches Its Vision Atlas at UN Friends of Vision Group Meeting Today

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) will officially launch its Vision Atlas at a meeting today of the United Nations Friends of Vision Group organized by the UN Ambassadors from Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh and Ireland and addressed by H.E. Volkan Bozkir, president of the UN General Assembly.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 13th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo East

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, has announced that the 2021 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

Landmark Lancet Global Health Commission Report Outlines the Essential Role Vision Care Plays

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:27 AM Lancet Global Health Commission issues report, Clear Sight Partners adds to team, The Vision Council releases ECP survey, optical sales continue to fall and IDOC forms consulting partnership all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Landmark Lancet Global Health Commission Report Outlines the Essential Role Vision Care Plays

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A landmark report was published this week in The Lancet, the prestigious British medical journal, outlining The Lancet Global Health Commission: Global Eye Health: Vision Beyond 2020, which outlines and corroborates the fact that while 1.1 billion people live with blindness or impairment to distant or near vision, over 90 percent of cases can be prevented or treated with existing cost-effective interventions. The Lancet Global Health Commission website also details the report, related papers and content that addresses the challenges but emphasizes the fundamental role that eyecare plays in peoples' lives, productivity and development around the world.

Shopko Optical Rebrands Project Eyecare Program to Kids in Focus

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:15 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical has rebranded its Project Eyecare program to Kids in Focus. The Kids in Focus program is organized in partnership with the Lions Club. Its mission is to continue to enrich the lives of children in need by contributing to their visual wellness through complimentary eyecare and eyewear in the communities Shopko Optical serves, according to the company’s recent announcement. The Lions Club will continue to identify children in need between the ages of 5 and 17 to receive a comprehensive eye exam and a pair of eyeglasses at no-charge from Shopko Optical.

VM Conversations - Justin Manning - Second Interview

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Etnia Barcelona Foundation, Von’s Vision, Local ODs to Host Super Bowl Vision Day Program

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:15 AM BRANDON, Fla.—Etnia Barcelona has announced it is partnering with Von’s Vision Foundation and five local ODs to host a one-day vision program on Saturday, February 6, at Bell Shoals Church in Brandon, Florida, located an hour outside of Tampa, where Super Bowl LV will take place the next day. The program will provide basic vision screening exams free of cost to children and students, as well as full examinations to determine what type of corrective eyewear they need. If necessary, eyewear will be facilitated to children and students in need.

SightMatters.com Video Series, a Collaboration Between Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness, Helps Patients and Caregivers Learn About AMD

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:10 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J., and CHICAGO—Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health non-profit organization, announced they are collaborating for the sixth consecutive year during AMD Awareness Month during February to raise awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults 50 years of age and older.

Essilor of America and Luxottica North America Continue Strong Support of Essilor Vision Foundation

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America and Luxottica North America are helping people in need around the country get essential vision care by donating to Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF).

Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Launch Video Series to Raise Awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J., and CHICAGO—Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness announced they are collaborating for the sixth consecutive year during AMD Awareness Month to raise awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults 50 years of age and older.

The Vision Council Raises More Than $150,000 for Open Your Eyes Scholarship Program

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Friday, January 29, 2021 12:24 AM The Vision Council raises $150K for scholarship program, Safilo reports full year sales, tracker says optical sales are up, Senior Vision Services parent company rebrands and Vision Source sets August dates for The Exchange all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Optical Industry’s Rockin’ for New Eyes Closes 2020 With New Year’s Eve Virtual Concert

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Monday, January 4, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—This year’s Rockin’ for New Eyes (RFNE), a benefit concert for New Eyes for the Needy, had special significance for the musicians—members of the optical industry—who viewed the New Year’s Eve event as a way to bring their colleagues together from afar, and support New Eyes’ mission to bring eyeglasses to those in need, during an unprecedented year. 

CooperVision Sites on Six Continents Contribute to Optometry Giving Sight’s 2020 World Sight Day Challenge

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Monday, December 28, 2020 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, CALIF.—Despite facing countless obstacles brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CooperVision employees rallied to raise funds for Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge.

New Eyes Gears Up for Virtual Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser on New Year's Eve With Optical Industry Bands

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:24 AM SHORT HILLS, N.J.—Given COVID-19, New Eyes for the Needy has put a new spin on Rockin’ for New Eyes (RFNE), an annual benefit concert performed by musicians who work in the optical industry. “We came up with the idea of a ‘Recorded Live’ event and airing it on New Year’s Eve because none of us are going to any parties or large gatherings,” John Alofs, a New Eyes board member and RFNE musician, said.