14 November 2016
November 14th is World Diabetes Day and this year the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has chosen the theme Eyes on Diabetes. As part of the World Diabetes Day campaign, IDF has set a target of 1 million people worldwide being screened either for diabetes or for diabetic retinopathy.
10 October 2016
The World Council of Optometry is seeking a talented individual to serve as Manager Director in the St. Louis, Missouri (USA) office.
3 October 2016
Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children's Vision Take Aim at Avoidable 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
12 April 2016
OUR CHILDRENS 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 Childrens 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 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 Sights 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.