Fight For Sight 2010 Grant Winners

Fight for Sight, an organization that has supported eye and vision research since 1946 by providing funds to promising scientists early in their careers, today announced its 64th annual selection of grantees for outstanding eye research projects. This year, 35 grants valued at $288,300 have been awarded to researchers in three categories: seven Post-Doctoral Awards, […]

The EyePod Vision Aid

The World Health Organization estimates there are over a billion people in developing countries who need eyeglasses but are unable to afford them or lack access to eye care facilities. TheEyePod is a universal vision aid, that is, it improves vision for people with all kinds of eyesight problems, and at all viewing distances. Simple, […]

VisionSpring Wins Awards For Helping To Reduce Poverty

Jordan Kassalows idea for VisionSpring grew out of over 20 years experience providing eye care to the worlds poor, and a chance visit with a weaver in rural Mexico who lost her job due to failing vision. Jordan realized that something as simple as inexpensive, ready-made eyeglasses could have a significant impact on reducing poverty […]

Oakley Donates $5 Million LiveStrong For Cancer

LIVESTRONG announced that support from Oakley, Inc. has exceeded $5 million through customer contributions from the sale of Oakley LIVESTRONG™ sunglasses and prescription frames. With each sale of LIVESTRONG eyewear, Oakley contributes $20 to LIVESTRONG in support of its mission to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. Oakley’s charitable work with LIVESTRONG began in […]

Safilo Gives 75 Eyeglasses To Special Olympics

A three-sport Special Olympics athlete, Holzli will wear his new sunglasses when he plays tennis, his favorite sport to compete in. Holzi was one of 75 Special Olympics athletes from New Jersey to receive free eyewear through the Opening Eyes vision care program at the Safilo USA corporate headquarters in Parsippany Tuesday. This is the first […]

Foundation For Eye Health Awareness Summit

The Foundation for Eye Health Awareness hosted the second  Eye Health Summit on July 20-21, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Themed From the Foundation Up, the Eye Health Summit provided its 150 attendees with an  opportunity to participate in small group and breakout activities, as well as a number of  networking […]

Helen Keller International Childsight in LA, Offers Vision Care For Needy

Helen Keller International’s Childsight® Los Angeles offers Vision Care for Needy Schoolchildren ChildSight® Los Angeles, a US-based program of Helen Keller International, recently participated in the Feria Deja Huella (Leave Your Mark) education fair, sponsored by Univision LA and CommuniCard, LLC. More than 20,000 Spanish-speaking parents and their K-12 children – double the expected turnout […]