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Onesight Unveils Mural Showcasing the Importance of Community and Clear Sight

Also, supporters from over eight countries will be hosting local events in honor of World Sight Day.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CINCINNATI, OH – In honor of World Sight Day, OneSight unveiled an eye-catching street mural in the organization’s hometown, Cincinnati. The mural calls on passersby—with a bold headline that reads: WE ARE ONE. SIGHT FOR ALL.—to learn and help raise awareness of the importance of glasses and the role clear sight plays in the social, educational and professional success of their fellow Cincinnatians.

“This mural is a special moment for OneSight as it celebrates the importance of those in our community and around the world who come together for clear sight,” stated K-T Overbey, president and executive director of OneSight. “OneSight believes that everyone deserves to see their potential and their world clearly, no matter who they are or where they live. Together, we can help build a future everyone can see.”

The mural showcases a photo collage of OneSight team members, volunteers, patients, partners and community members. OneSight has been working for over three decades to ensure that lack of access to vision care is no longer a barrier to human potential. The installation reflects OneSight’s dedication to improving quality of life and unlocking potential for the 1.1 billion people who need glasses but have no way to get them.

In addition to the mural, OneSight supporters from over eight countries will be hosting local events in honor of World Sight Day and how together, we are building a future everyone can see. Luxottica is the founding sponsor of OneSight and in celebration of the day, OneSight will partner with hundreds of Luxottica retail stores across LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Sears Optical to provide vision care and glasses to those who otherwise could not financially afford it. Patients are preidentified through local nonprofits, such as the lions club and prevent blindness, and receive their glasses through the OneSight voucher program at participating retail stores.

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BHVI Collaborates with Global Experts to Launch the Myopia Education Program

The launch will see all three courses available in an anytime, anywhere format.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BHVI launches their leading Myopia Education Program at the 2019 American Optometry Academy. The launch will see all three courses available in an anytime, anywhere format. This enables eyecare professionals to complete the program in their own time.

“We want to make our education program easily available to our community of professionals, so they have the flexibility to sign up and learn while still managing myopia in their busy practices” said Pamela Capaldi, Director of Professional Services with BHVI

BHVI has developed the program in collaboration from both BHVI and global experts. The use of interactive case studies, videos, polls and discussions gives participants an interactive, engaging and supported learning experience. Participants have a six-week time frame in which to complete these internationally accredited and recognized courses.

Uniquely, the BHVI Myopia Education Program comprehensively addresses managing Myopia from both a clinical and business practice perspective. The current program includes three key modules; 1. Managing Myopia – Changes the way you understand and treat myopia. 2. Complex Cases – Strategies and tools to help confidently manage more complex myopia cases. 3. The Business of Myopia –Maximize business results and grow your practice through managing myopia.

More about the Myopia Education Program can be found at education.bhvi.org

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Optometry Giving Sight Establishes New Board

Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón is the president.

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(PRESS RELEASE) GOLDEN, CO – Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announces that it has established a new Board of Directors to oversee the organization. Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, president of CooperVision’s Specialty Eye Care Division, is the president of the new board. He previously served as Optometry Giving Sight’s chair of their Advisory Council U.S.A. and the Global Board for a several years.

Joining Dr. Aragón on the board are: Dr. Howard Purcell, president and CEO of the New England College of Optometry, Yvette Waddell, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, Dr. Susan Cooper, former president of the World Council of Optometry and Dr. Earl Smith, former dean of the University of Houston College of Optometry. The OGS Board is meeting in Orlando during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and the World Congress of Optometry.

The past year has been one of transition for Optometry Giving Sight, as it is now focusing most of its fundraising priorities in the United States and Canada. The Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, one of the founding members of OGS, continues as a major implementing project partner. The World Council of Optometry, also a founding member of OGS, continues as a partner.

“We are very excited for Optometry Giving Sight’s future as we will be building on our strong history of supporting projects that bring accessible and sustainable eye care to those who are in need in the developing world. We look forward to enhancing our existing relationships in the vision care community and to establishing new partners throughout the industry” says Dr. Aragón.

Currently, Optometry Giving Sight is conducting its largest fundraising campaign of the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. Optometrists, practices and staff, vision care companies and others are all invited to participate in giving sight and hope to thousands of people around the world.

To learn more or make a donation please visit: https://www.givingsight.org/giving/world-sight-day-challenge.html

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Essilor Laboratories of America to Move Bell Optical to ‘State-of-the-Art Industrial Lab’ in December

It will be the largest integrated lab in the ELOA network.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Essilor Laboratories of America announced that it is moving its Bell Optical Lab and building it out into a “state-of-the-art industrial lab” in Columbus, OH.

The Bell Columbus lab will be the largest integrated lab in the ELOA network and will co-locate with the company’s largest distribution center in the U.S., according to a press release. The move is occurring within the Columbus area, from 3671 Interchange Rd, Columbus, OH, to 2400 Spiegel Drive, Suite L, Groveport, OH.

“Bell Columbus will use the latest surfacing, coating, and finishing equipment with advanced sustainability standards to reduce waste and water usage, with faster processing – which supports the company’s efforts to be environmentally friendly and support the communities in which it serves,” the release states.

Employees from Bell Optical will move to the new location later this year, and the company will more than double the number of employees in Bell Columbus.

“Our lab network has a single ambition of improving lives by improving sight by serving customers, patients and consumers with the industry’s most technologically advanced products and highest service levels,” said Christophe Leger, Essilor of America’s senior vice president of operations and supply chain. “Moving Bell Columbus is the next step in our investment and vision of a truly integrated supply chain that leads the industry in delighting our customers and exceeding the expectations of their patients.”

The Bell Columbus Lab will be fully automated with “the most technologically advanced equipment and technology to deliver rapid turnaround times and the highest quality manufacturing of lenses for both Ohio customers and customers across the U.S.,” according to the release.

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