April 9, 2020         
One City Entertainment Launches a New Platform   •   Kia Sedona Receives PARENTS Magazine 2020 Best Family Cars Award   •   Goya Foods Makes Initial Donation of Over 200,000 Pounds of Food and Over 20,000 Masks Nationwide During COVID-19 Pandemic   •   The Songs of Love Foundation Plays On Through The Coronavirus Crisis   •   Hannon Armstrong Donates $150,000 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Maryland   •   Veterans United Home Loans and Realtor.com® Launch Stars, Stripes and Summer $75K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway   •   Mustimuhw Improves First Nations Patient Safety through PrescribeIT®   •   Infant Fecal pH Revealed as a Critical Indicator of Infant Gut Health and Resistance against Gut Pathogen Invasion   •   New Consumer Research from Alpha: Only 45% of Consumers Say That Accessing Cash is Important Right Now; Understanding How to Bes   •   YouCam Makeup Extends Hours for Live Shows and Beauty Advisor 1-on-1 Consultations to Meet Record High Activity as Users Stay Ho   •   Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin   •   Merck Announces $3M Commitment to Address Critical Maternal Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic   •   Nintendo Download: Eggs Mark the Spot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!   •   BRAVADA International Provides Full Year 2020 Outlook and Update to Shareholders on its Business     •   Dark & Lovely Goes Underneath It All With New Line Of Hair Care For Protective Styles   •   Liberty Global Announces Creation of $4 Million COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund   •   UPDATE Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin   •   Cofense Announces Key Additions to Leadership Team Including Former Proofpoint Executive   •   SurveyVitals Releases National COVID-19 ‘Patient Views’ Report   •   Amidst Coronavirus Crisis, Italcambio Group Implements a Technological Strategy to Preserve the Inflow of Remittances in Venezue
Bookmark and Share

Vision Impact Institute and Optometry Giving Sight Extend Collaboration on Kids See: Success

Vision Impact Institute and Optometry Giving Sight Extend Collaboration on Kids See: Success

Three-year-old initiative advocates for eye exams for children before they start school

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vision Impact Institute (VII) and Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) have announced an extension of their collaboration, Kids See: Success, that includes a generous financial commitment from OGS.  Launched in 2017, Kids See: Success promotes the importance of healthy vision for children and educates parents, legislators, advocacy groups, nurses, school teachers and administrators about the need for comprehensive eye exams for school-age children. The initiative is active in several US states.  In the U.S., more than 12.1 million school-age children have some form of vision problem.

Vision Impact Institute logo (PRNewsfoto/Vision Impact Institute)

The partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. The VII raises awareness and advocates for the priority of good vision, while OGS supports programs globally that train eye care professionals, promote community education, raise awareness of the importance of eye health, establish optometry schools and deliver eye care and glasses.

"The continued support of OGS ensures that more children will have access to a level playing field when it comes to their education," says Kristan Gross, VII's global executive director. "When children can't see well it impacts so many aspects of their lives, including their learning and chance for future success."

"It's heartening to know that we have a solution for poor vision for the youngest members of our population," says Eric Anderson, interim executive director at OGS.  "A comprehensive eye exam and access to a pair of glasses is a simple way to have a big impact on a child's life for years to come. It's the reason we continue our commitment to Kids See: Success."

About the Vision Impact Institute

The Vision Impact Institute's mission is to raise awareness of the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority. Its Advisory Board is comprised of six independent international experts: Pr. Kevin Frick (United States), Pr. Clare Gilbert (United Kingdom), Mr. Allyala Nandakumar (United States), Mr. Arun Bharat Ram (India), Dr. Serge Resnikoff (Switzerland), and Dr. Wang Wei (China).

The Vision Impact Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which receives support from the Vision for Life Fund from Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics. The Vision Impact Institute hosts a unique database of research at visionimpactinstitute.org.

Contact:

Andrea Kirsten-Coleman

Global Communications Manager

andrea.kirsten@visionimpactinstitute.org

Cision View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vision-impact-institute-and-optometry-giving-sight-extend-collaboration-on-kids-see-success-301008590.html

SOURCE Vision Impact Institute



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News