Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings i Gary, IN on World Sight Day!
Great news!! Please join us in congratulating Guatemala for becoming the fourth country in the world (after Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico) to eliminate river blindness. In a statement from Merck & Co., Inc. (known as MSD outside North America) Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier stated: “We celebrate this important achievement with the people of Guatemala. River blindness is a debilitating disease that affects individuals and their families, as well as the larger health care system and the economy. Until river blindness is entirely eliminated around the world, we remain committed to working with our partners in the fight against this preventable disease.”
WCO is proud of these women who will all be speaking at the IAPB 10th General Assmembly!
ROCKVILLE, MD, June 30, 2016 – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Special Recognition Awards.
R. Mike Daley, The Vision Council’s Chief Executive Officer, is this year’s Industry Leadership Award winner.
Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, the Brien Holden Vision Institute, and Optometry Giving Sight have supported the development of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) School of Optometry for 7 years to witness this first graduation ceremony on June 24, 2016.
WCO mourns the passing of former President Vic Connors, O.D. He was also the former President of AOA and was active board member of the AOA and OGS working and developing optometry with partners, such as Brien Holden Vision Institute.
(New York, NY, 12 April 2016): Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to co-host the official launch of the Our Children’s Vision Campaign at the Australian Consulate in New York today.
This new global campaign has been initiated by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Vision for Life™ fund, created by Essilor. It seeks to bring together governments, development agencies, the private sector, eye health practitioners and communities with the goal of screening 50 million children worldwide for vision impairments by 2020.
Denver CO (7 April, 2016): Optometry Giving Sight is delighted to announce that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now achieved its target. The campaign, which was initiated in April 2014, sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight's funded projects throughout the world, with a specific focus on the proposed new Schoool of Optometry in Haiti. The target was achieved at the recent Vision Source Exchange meeting in San Antonio.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Peter Smith FCOptom, who passed away last month at the age of 84.