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  1. Guatemala is the fourth country to eliminate river blindness!!

    30 September 2016

    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.”

  2. Today is National Women's Day

    9 August 2016

    WCO is please to support National Women's Day and is proud of these women who will all be speaking at the IAPB 10th General Assembly!

  3. VOSH Corps News: UNAN Graduates its First Class!

    1 July 2016

    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.

  4. ASCO 2016 Industry Leadership Award Winner Announced

    30 June 2016

    Association of Schools and Colleges of of Optometry's 2016 Industry Leadership Award Winner is The Vision Council's R. Mike Daley

  5. Former WCO President, Vic Connors, O.D. passed away

    13 June 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.

  6. OUR CHILDREN'S VISION CAMPAIGN TO SCREEN 50 MILLION CHILDREN BY 2020

    12 April 2016

    OUR CHILDREN’S VISION CAMPAIGN TO SCREEN 50 MILLION CHILDREN BY 2020 Global Optometric community invited to help stem the dramatic impact of myopia (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.

  7. OGS Philanthropists of the Year

    7 April 2016

    PRESS RELEASE Thanks a Million, Vision Source! 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 School of Optometry in Haiti. The target was achieved at the recent Vision Source Exchange meeting in San Antonio.

  8. Peter Arthur Smith, OBE FCOptom AMCT: 1931-2016

    6 April 2016

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Peter Smith FCOptom, who passed away last month at the age of 84.

  9. IACLE announces 2016 awards winners from three global regions

    21 March 2016

    IACLE has today announced the winners of the 2016 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards to recognise and reward achievement in contact lens education worldwide, and the IACLE Travel Award for an educator starting out on his/her career. Each will receive a bursary of up to US$3,000 towards the cost of attending a major international conference during 2016.

  10. Optometry and Vision Science publishes study results regarding URE

    1 March 2016

    Optometry and Vision Science published its article regarding Global Vision Impairment and Blindness due to Uncorrected Refractive Error.

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