OneSight works with schools to integrate vision care into their comprehensive healthcare approach.
OneSight Names 5 New Grant Recipients
OneSight’s Focus on Sight program helps provide vision care and glasses for underserved students and their families. This year’s grant recipients are Albany Area Primary Healthcare’s Alice Coachmen Elementary program in Albany, GA; La Clinica de la Raza’s Youth Heart Health Center program in Oakland, CA; Advanced Center for Eyecare’s Delano Union School District program in Delano, CA; Cincinnati Health Department’s Academy of World Languages program in Cincinnati; and Community HealthNet’s program at Calumet High School in Gary, IN. onesight.org/focusonsight
Text to Join Our Children's Vision
Optometry Giving Sight now allows members of the optometric profession to join in support of the Our Children’s Vision campaign by texting their donation. Members of the optical industry, and even patients, who want to make $5 donations can do so by texting GIFT to 27722. To register your practice or company participation, order promotional and social media materials, or make an online donation visit the Giving Sight website. givingsight.org
B+L Contact Lens Recycling Program
Bausch+Lomb reports that over 180,000 units of used contact lenses and blister packs have been recycled through their ONE by ONE Recycling Program in collaboration with TerraCycle. To date, over 1,800 optometry offices have signed up to recycle used contact lenses and blister packs through this free program, which collects contact lenses and blister packs of any brand at no cost. Bausch+Lomb educated consumers about the program during an Earth Day celebration on April 18 in NYC. For each pound of waste that is recycled through the program, Bausch+Lomb will make a $1 donation to Optometry Giving Sight. bauschrecycles.com
Snapchat’s Claim on ‘Spectacles’ Rejected
The Patent Trademark Office (PTO) has refused Snapchat’s application for trademark protection of the term “spectacles.” In the refusal letter, the PTO noted that the Snapchat application describes hardware and peripherals that are optical instruments, including lenses and a frame, and that the term “spectacles” is used to describe many other optical products, including an existing device advertised as a “spectacle with a camera.” The applied-for mark was determined to be merely a descriptive term and is not eligible for registration. Snapchat will not be able to claim and trademark ownership for the word “spectacles.”
Kering Eyewear and Cartier Partner
Kering Eyewear and Maison Cartier, owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont, plan to enter into a strategic partnership for the development, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Cartier eyewear collection. Under the agreement, which is subject to clearance by antitrust authorities, Richemont will acquire a minority stake in Kering Eyewear and Kering Eyewear will manufacture Cartier Lunettes. If successful, the Cartier 2018 Spring/Summer collection, launching at Silmo 2017, will mark the official beginning of the partnership. kering.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 edition of INVISION.