GVS and Restoring Vision
 Bring Clear Eyesight to Guatemala

New York, NY (October, 2017) — Earlier this year, General Vision Services (GVS) partnered with non-profit RestoringVision to improve vision across the globe. Together we created the “See Well, Do Good” program, which donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need every time a GVS member uses their vision benefits. As a vision bene […]

SmartBuyGlasses Partners With SightSavers Million Miracles

Buying a pair of specs will help give the gift of sight to a blind person in a developing country International development charity Sightsavers and global online retailer The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group have teamed up, so that for every pair of prescription glasses bought on any SmartBuyGlasses website throughout the month of April, £1.50 will […]

Eco Friendly Vision Options: Lasik or Contacts Or Eyeglasses?

I was on the site Optilase Eye Clinic reading about all the reasons to have Laser Eye Surgery. One thing that they didn’t bring up was that Lasik Surgery might be a more eco-friendly option. As we approach Earth Day on April 22, many of us might be thinking about greening their lifestyle.  For those […]

April Is Women’s Eye Health And Safety Month

CHICAGO (March, 2016) – Data from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” found that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind.  Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety […]

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Initiates Gene Therapy For Choroidermia

(Miami, FL)  A research team led by Byron L. Lam, M.D., at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, has performed gene therapy on a 47-year old man as part of a Phase 2 clinical trial […]

USC Eye Institute Patient First To Have Two Retinal Implants Restoring Sight

Doctors at USC Eye Institute helped develop the first FDA-approved implanted device to re-establish sight in blind patients LOS ANGELES—USC Eye Institute patient Terry Byland became the first person in the world to have two retinal prostheses – one in each eye – and his progress regaining some sight signals hope for people going blind […]

What Our Eyes Really See Infographic

Eyes might be the windows to the soul, but did you know that we blink 15,000 times a day? Did you know that the human eye can see 7 Million colors? And Red and Yellow are the most irritating colors to the eye? Infograhic Credit: Supersavers Opticians