OneSight Will Join Global Efforts Around World Sight Day and Plans New Nickelodeon Kids’ Partnership and Live NYC Event

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Monday, September 20, 2021 12:21 AM Cincinnati, Ohio—To celebrate World Sight Day on October 14, a group of leading global vision organizations have launched the #LoveYourEyes campaign, encouraging one million people around the world to get their eyes checked by October 14.

Visibly, RestoringVision, and NewGlobe to Provide Free Vision Tests and Rx Eyewear to Nigerian Children

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Over 5,000 people, including children, in Nigeria will receive access to vision resources free of charge through a partnership of telehealth technology company, Visibly, non-profit organization RestoringVision and NewGlobe, a developer of learning systems that works with governments to create education ecosystems.

OWA Announces Online Auction Beginning on September 19

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Friday, September 17, 2021 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced that this year’s OWA Online Auction will begin on Sunday, September 19.

Wertheim Foundation Pledges $50 Million to UC Berkeley Optometry

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:18 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—The University of California, Berkeley announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged a historic $50 million to the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, the largest gift ever to be received by a school of optometry in the country. This transformational commitment constitutes the lead gift for a 10-year, $100 million investment that will expand the school’s ability to train the next generation of optometric physicians and educators to serve as leaders in the spectrum of primary and preventative health care.

Treehouse Eyes Adds Jamie Cassidy as VP, Business Development

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Monday, September 13, 2021 12:18 AM BOULDER, Co—Treehouse Eyes has announced that industry veteran Jamie Cassidy has joined the company as VP, business development, to lead its aggressive growth acceleration plans. Cassidy has held leadership roles at CIBA Vision, Vision Source, the Power Practice and, most recently, as VP of business development and member support at Smile Source, which she helped grow to over 800 locations. In addition, Treehouse Eyes announced the addition of its 50th U.S. location, more than doubling its footprint in just the last year.

ImageWear, Betsey Johnson to Support National Breast Cancer Foundation Through October 2021

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:21 AM CARROLLTON, Texas—ImageWear has announced an agreement with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to support breast cancer awareness during the months of August, September and October 2021. The campaign will center on activities that will allow a generous donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and its mission of “Helping Women Now.” ImageWear will raise funds through the sales of Betsey Johnson prescription frame and sun kits sold to eyecare professionals, and ImageWear employees will participate in a national walk-a-thon to help boost donation efforts.

ECN Purpose, a New Optical Non-Profit, Announces Partnership With Optical Rockers

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Friday, August 6, 2021 12:27 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—A newly formed non-profit organization, ECN Purpose, is quickly establishing a presence within the optical industry through its partnership with a popular rock concert vision care fundraiser. Though the organization is small, with just three staff members, it has big plans. In addition to supporting the rock fundraising event, ECN Purpose intends to help educate the public about eye health and facilitate access to vision care among people who are unemployed, uninsured, impoverished, elderly, immobile or in foster programs or youth sanctuaries. A program to provide mobile eye exams for underserved populations in conjunction with public serving organizations is in the planning stages.

Essilor Vision Foundation Joins With Cooper Institute’s Fitnessgram to Reward Teachers, School Nurses and School Staff

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Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute are raising awareness about the importance of clear vision and physical activity among teachers, school nurses and school staff through EVF’s Champions for Sight program.

ABB Optical Group Relaunches Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:15 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. The application period opened Monday, Aug. 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. Our hope is that through this program, we can lend support in helping them get back on track. We are so grateful to the eyecare professionals that continue to bring these special charities to our attention, and we are excited for this year’s program and the impact it will have on so many in our local communities.”

IrisVision Names Naeem Kayani President and COO to Support its Expansion in Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—IrisVision, a leader in digital vision technologies, has named Naeem Kayani as president and chief operating officer, a newly created position for the fast-growing vision health startup.

Nickelodeon and OneSight Partner to Launch 'Framing the Future' Campaign for Kids’ Eye Health

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Monday, August 2, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Nickelodeon International’s “Together for Good” and OneSight have announced their partnership on a new, multi-territory and multi-platform pro-social campaign, “Framing the Future,” which aims to impact kids’ eye health on a global scale. The campaign will launch on Aug. 1, 2021, and culminate on World Sight Day, Oct. 14. The campaign will educate kids and their families on the importance of eye health, clear vision and access to vision care on a global scale, through multi-property programming, original short form and digital content.

Essilor Vision Foundation Promotes Clear Vision for Schoolchildren

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS, TEXAS—As the new school year approaches, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is raising awareness among school nurses, teachers and parents of the need for children to have clear vision through its Champions for Sight and Kids Vision for Life programs.

EyeCare4Kids Reaches '400,000 Kids Helped' Milestone

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:15 AM MIDVALE, Utah—EyeCare4Kids has announced it has officially helped 400,000 children access eyecare. Nine-year-old Santi Morales became the nonprofit’s 400,000th child helped when he visited a mobile clinic at a Salt Lake City-area Boys and Girls Club and received free vision care and eyeglasses. Established in 2001, EyeCare4Kids has both stand-alone and mobile clinics in four states. The nonprofit is also just three months away from the grand opening of its main clinic in Midvale, Utah, on October 29. This clinic will provide EyeCare4Kids with sufficient space to care for an additional 20,000 children annually in Utah.

Unprecedented UN General Assembly Resolution Commits Countries to Eyecare for the World's 1.1 Billion People With Preventable Sight Loss by 2030

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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Last Friday the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/75/L108 committing the international community to eyecare for the 1.1 billion people living with preventable sight loss by 2030.  Sight loss is calculated to cost the global economy $411 billion in productivity each year. The resolution is a milestone and the first agreement designed to tackle  preventable sight loss to be adopted by the United Nations and enshrines eye health as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The Vision Council Announces First Seven Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund Recipients, Extends Application Deadline

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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced that the selection committee for the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund has chosen the first round of scholarship recipients.