Meet Alito An Eyecare Nurse in East Timor

Father of two young children, Alito, has been working as an Eye Care Nurse in East Timor for six years. “…in East Timor people are not educated, they live in the rural areas and there it is difficult to get access to the media. That’s why they live with blindness as they don’t know where they can go. […]

MedOp Proving Eyecare Dietary Supplements

Nutritional supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry and Eyecare professionals have a role in it. There are specific supplements for dry eye and other ocular needs. We have been sampling products from MedOp, Inc. and really like their formula MaxiTears. Here is some information about them from the MedOp, Inc website: MedOp, Inc. was founded […]

Legally Blind Brian Fishchler Laugh For Sight NonProfit

Optelec teamed up with writers, directors and producers Drew Antzis and Tamara Bick who are most notable for work with The film stars Brian Fischler, a nationally recognized, legally blind stand-up comedian and Founder of Laugh for Sight not-for-profit who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. It was shot throughout San Diego, including footage from […]

Restoring Vision Issues 1,000,000 Pair of Glasses

One man had a vision – and now one million underprivileged people can see better for it. Non-profit group issues its 1,000,000th pair of glasses By day, Mark Sachs is a product manager for Blue Shield of California, where he helps California policyholders get the support they need to protect their health. By night, Sachs […]

Blind Vet Reaches Top of Mexican Mountain- Iztaccihuatl

LORI RACKL, Chicago Sun-Times GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) ― After three days climbing one of the highest mountains in North America, it was time to make the final push to the summit. Chicago-area mountaineers Tom Lillig and Steve Baskis shivered in the cold, thin air as they packed their gear, ate some oatmeal and filled their water […]

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse foundation partners with local doctors to provide free and reduced-cost eyeglasses, eye surgeries, and hearing aids to the working poor across Georgia. Find out more at

Optelec Gets Creative: CSUN San Diego and VisionZone Premier with Movie Debut

Optelec will gather with industry professionals to display the latest technology for persons with disabilities and reveal new nationwide movement to promote ocular health awareness San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2010 — Optelec US Inc., a world leader in innovative and life changing assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired, attends the California […]