ClearVision Optical, the optical leader renowned for its do-good efforts, teams up with the Optometry Giving Sight to take part in this year’s World Sight Day Company Challenge.
On Thursday, October 13th, in conjunction with World Site Day, ClearVision will participate in the World Site Day Company Challenge, an opportunity for the optical industry to help raise funds to provide quality vision care in countries with little or no access to it. This year’s plans include an employee sunglass and cookie sale at ClearVision’s Hauppauge, Long Island headquarters. An advocator of hundreds of charitable interests, ClearVision will match the total funds raised during this event, donating all proceeds to support World Sight Day on behalf of the company and its employees.
“As a member of the optical community, we feel compelled to help transform lives of others through the gift of vision,” says Jennifer Trakhtenberg, ClearVision’s Senior Talent Leader. “ClearVision’s involvement in the World Sight Day Company Challenge is part of our commitment to giving back and helping to make an impact on those who need support.”
An estimated 670 million people in the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and glasses. Every year, World Sight Day raises global awareness on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired. The main advocacy event for “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight,” a global blindness prevention effort created by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, World Sight Day is observed worldwide by all partners involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is always held of the second Thursday in October.
Optometry Giving Sight has received tremendous support from the optical industry. In addition to ClearVision Optical, organizations such Optos, ABB Concise, Vision West, AllAboutVision, demandforce, Primary Eyecare Network, OcuSOFT, REM Eyewear, SpecialEyes LLC, Lens Dynamics, Inc., American Polarizers, AVT Advanced Vision Technology and Valley Contax, among others, have shown their commitment to this cause.
Deeply rooted in the belief that everyone can make a positive difference in the world, ClearVision plays an instrumental role in forging long-term relationships with various charitable organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Long Island Cares, UCP Suffolk and others. It has been honored by Big Brothers and Sisters of Suffolk County, Long Island Cares, LI Harvest, Madonna Heights, Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Newsday Charities Help–A-Family Campaign and the Optometry Giving Sight for its charitable efforts that include making the community, organization, and world a better place.
About Optometry Giving Sight
Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. We fund the solution by supporting programs that deliver vision care, training infrastructure development and more. Optometrists, opticians, their staff and patients, optical companies and their staff support Optometry Giving Sight by making donations and raising funds in their practices and work places. For more information, please visit www.givingsight.org
Founded in 1949, ClearVision Optical is an award-winning leader in the optical industry, designing and distributing eyewear and sunwear for top brands, such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Ocean Pacific, Jessica McClintock and Fisher-Price®. ClearVision’s house brands include ClearVision Collection, Junction City and Digit. A privately held company, ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and has more than 250 associates throughout the U.S. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries around the globe. To learn more about ClearVision Optical, visit www.cvoptical.com or join us Facebook community, www.facebook.com/clearvisionoptical and stay updated on all the latest ClearVision news.