International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Will Host ‘2030 IN SIGHT LIVE' in Singapore, June 25-26, 2023

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Friday, January 13, 2023 12:36 AM LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced the second consecutive 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE to be held in Singapore from June 25-26 at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). Registration for the event, which attracts hundreds of delegates from around the world to address eyecare, one of the world’s most pressing development issues, is open now. The meeting, which encourages experts, thought leaders and attendees to share ideas and mobilize to bring eye health to everyone by 2030 will build on discussions from the first event in 2022, to further define the strategies and research that will elevate vision as a fundamental economic, social and development issue, integrate eye health into wider health care systems and activate patient, consumer and market change.

Barry S. Honig Joins Lighthouse Guild Board of Directors

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Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Barry S. Honig, president and CEO of TruckPay, Inc., a start-up logistics technology company and president of Honig International, an executive search and management consulting firm, has joined the board of directors of Lighthouse Guild.

Eschenbach Sponsors Two Visually Impaired Students to Go to Space Camp

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:18 AM DANBURY, Conn.—This past fall, in a special giving-back initiative, Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. sponsored two visually impaired students to attend the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

InfantSEE Celebrates 165,000 Assessments Since 2005

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Concluding another groundbreaking year, InfantSEE, a program that provides no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision health assessments for infants, celebrated 165,000 assessments since the initiative’s inception in 2005.

Eversight and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi Partner to Establish UAE’s First Eye and Tissue Bank

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:15 AM ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Eversight, a  global nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through tansplantation and research, is partnering with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi for an eye and tissue bank in the United Arab Emirates.

Giving for Good

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Thursday, December 22, 2022 8:30 AM NEW YORK—The crescendo of a global pandemic’s impact on health care, geopolitical upheaval, rising racial, diversity and inclusion awareness, climate change and fundamental economic challenges have escalated many things, one of which is a mindset among many that a company can and needs to more clearly spell out its values, priorities and support on a range of issues and worthy causes. In the eyecare and eyewear field, there continues to be a growing roster of examples of ECPs, executives, companies and brands, that are more consistently speaking about such diverse social causes as racial and social inequities, access to regular quality eyecare and eyewear, environmental causes, sustainability practices and more.

Orbis Announces Five-Year Partnership Renewal With Omega

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Thursday, December 22, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Orbis International announces its renewed partnership with Swiss watchmaker Omega, providing the organization with $2.5 million over the next five years.

Optometry Giving Sight Expands Partnership With VuePoint IDS

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Monday, December 19, 2022 12:21 AM GOLDEN, Colo. and CALGARY, Alberta—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) has announced a newly expanded partnership with VuePoint IDS publications, including CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal and Optik Magazine for the 2023 calendar year.

RestoringVision’s Board of Directors Promotes Executive Director Pelin Munis to CEO as Organization's Growth Accelerates

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Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Pelin Munis, Ph.D., has been promoted to the position of chief executive officer of RestoringVision. Leading the global nonprofit through a period of growth this year, the organization will reach 3.5 million people living on less than $2 a day with the vision services and eyeglasses they need.

Giving for Good

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Monday, December 5, 2022 1:00 AM NEW YORK—The crescendo of a global pandemic’s impact on health care, geopolitical upheaval, rising racial, diversity and inclusion awareness, climate change and fundamental economic challenges have escalated many things, one of which is a mindset among many that a company, large and global or small and independent, can and needs to more clearly spell out its values, priorities and support on a range of issues and worthy causes.

Optometry Giving Sight Encourages Donations to ‘Light Up Their Eyes This Holiday Season’

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Friday, December 2, 2022 12:15 AM GOLDEN, COLO.—To raise awareness of its global impact and encourage fundraising through the end of the year, Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) has kicked off its “Light Up Their Eyes This Holiday Season” campaign. The appeal features stories of how the organization—through the generosity of individual and corporate donors—has provided the gift of sight to people around the world.

VSP's Giving Tuesday Donation Supports Non-Profit That Expands Access for Marginalized Groups

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision celebrated Giving Tuesday by making a $200,000 donation to the Direct Relief Fund for Health Equity as part of its commitment to increase diversity in optometry while removing barriers to vision care for people in need. The Fund for Health Equity, a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates globally, was established to increase access to health care and improve health outcomes for marginalized communities by funding organizations working to diversify the health care workforce, eliminate health disparities, and support digital health. Employees can also make a personal donation, and VSP Vision will match it at 200 percent.

ABB Optical Group Makes Giving Easy for Employees

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:59 AM As a leading distributor of contact lenses and major provider of prescription laboratory services and business solutions for eyecare professionals, ABB Optical Group has a broad impact on the North American optical industry. It follows, then, that the Florida-based company also takes an expansive approach to social purpose giving. Its ABB Cares program combines strategic relationships with local and national nonprofits, volunteer activities and other community investments, with the goal of contributing to solutions that help strengthen the communities in which ABB employees live and work.

National Vision Cares Empowers Doctors and Associates to Support Local Communities

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:58 AM Through its domestic National Vision Cares program, National Vision empowers doctors and associates to support people in need in their local communities. All of National Vision’s stores have access to the National Vision Cares Program. Each month, stores are provided with vouchers for a free eye exam and pair of glasses to give to eligible patients, customers or individuals in the community in need of vision care and who do not have vision insurance or participate in governmental health care programs, including those who have suffered major financial setbacks or have been affected by natural disasters.