Press Releases Vision Source Reaches Fundraising Milestone for Optometry Giving Sight of $500,000 Published 5 years ago on October 9, 2015 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (Press Release) North America’s largest independent optometric alliance Vision Source, has reached a fundraising milestone in its Million Dollar Campaign benefitting the people of Haiti. Through the generous donations of member optometrists, patients, employees of Vision Source, and matching funds from Essilor, the 2015 giving campaign total now exceeds $500,000. Vision Source has set forth the goal of raising $1,000,000 by August of 2016 in order to help underwrite the building of Haiti’s first optometry school, l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti, in a country with a population of 10,000,000 people and only three optometrists. The Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign will provide a significant part of the funding required to launch a school that will make a difference. Haitians will soon have the ability to receive education that will change the sight of the nation for generations to come. The diverse network of independent Vision Source optometric practices support in a variety of meaningful ways. Many practices donate monthly, some host fundraising events centered around World Sight Day, and others participate in missionary trips. The fundraising effort will continue throughout the year in order to reach the $1,000,000 goal. Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of Vision Source commented, “Optometry Giving Sight has been the Vision Source charity of choice for many years. This year, we have mobilized our network to build the school and related vision clinic. Raising $500K even before World Sight Day is an amazing testament to the selfless hearts of our clinicians.” Advertisement “The Million Dollar Campaign is proving to be a great way for Vision Source leadership, staff and members to take the World Sight Day Challenge and support the development of the first ever school of Optometry in Haiti,” said Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “We are delighted to see all the friendly competition between the regional teams. The team leaders in Kingwood are once again proving to be extraordinarily creative and we are very confident that we will reach the $1 million goal by December 31.” Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Alcon to Introduce Water Gradient DAILIES TOTAL1 Contact Lenses in Plus Paowers Don't Miss Challenge To AOA Attendees: Ride 2,020 Minutes Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY ESSILOR Ray-Ban® Authentic Introducing the perfect match of Ray-Ban's legendary style and Essilor's Expertise in sight. Click here for more information. You may like Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Products6 hours ago ECPs Share their Best-Selling Collections for December 2020 Press Releases7 hours ago The Opticians Association of America Opens Registration for the 2021 OAA Virtual Leadership Experience Press Releases7 hours ago Ocular Partners Names New CEO and CFO Press Releases7 hours ago The Vision Council Grows Research Team with Appointment of Alysse Henkel Headlines2 days ago GlassesUSA.com Raises $45M America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 week ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content2 months ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines1 week ago Ophthalmologist Convicted of Fraud Could Receive Pardon from Trump Headlines1 week ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Better Vision6 days ago The Latest Diagnostics to Help Eye Doctors Find and Monitor the Progression of Certain Eye Conditions Headlines2 days ago GlassesUSA.com Raises $45M Products1 week ago Innovation Meets Convenience With These 9 Clip Styles Products1 week ago Classic, Practical and Durable, 2021’s Latest Releases Coming In Strong Headlines6 days ago Ace Vision Raises $13.3M to Fund Laser Therapy Development Mark Hinton2 days ago It’s 2021! What’s Your Focus?