ABB OPTICAL GROUP to Participate in Optometry Giving Sight’s 2018 World Sight Day Challenge

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP to Participate in Optometry Giving Sight's 2018 World Sight Day Challenge
The company is donating a percentage of all DIGITAL EYE LAB Network sales

 

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (September 18, 2018) – There are more than 1.2 billion people around the world who are blind or vision impaired because they lack access to eye exams or glasses. A donation of just $5 to Optometry Giving Sight can change that, providing someone in need with vision care and eyewear to help improve their overall quality of life.

"It's astounding how many people don't have access to vision care," said ABB OPTICAL GROUP president Brad Weinbrum. "A little can go such a long way in making an impact, especially for children, for whom a pair of glasses can make a world of difference by improving their school and learning experiences. Together we can change their lives."

To raise funds for Optometry Giving Sight, ABB OPTICAL GROUP is once again participating in the organization's World Sight Day Challenge. Observed annually on the second Thursday in October, World Sight Day is an international day of awareness designed to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. As part of the initiative, ABB OPTICAL GROUP will donate a percentage of its DIGITAL EYE LAB Network sales through the month of October to Optometry Giving Sight.

Since 2011, ABB OPTICAL has donated nearly $250,000 to Optometry Giving Sight through its annual World Sight Day Challenge fundraising initiatives, employee donations and other fundraising initiatives year-round. Donations collected through fundraising can help in many ways:

  • $1,000 provides glasses for 200 children
  • $2,000 pays for a clinical equipment kit for community outreach services
  • $3,000 educates clinical staff to provide eye examinations for children
  • $4,000 trains 100 teachers to conduct child eye health screenings
  • $5,000 sponsors a school eye health screening for 2,000 children
  • $10,000 purchases equipment to set up a clinical eye health examination room

Donations to this year's World Sight Day Challenge will help fund projects that aim to give sight and hope to more than one million children around the world.

For more information about Optometry Giving Sight's World Sight Day Challenge, visit GivingSight.org.


ABOUT ABB OPTICAL GROUP
ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading distributor of optical products in the United States. The company supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand name contact lenses, fully customizable gas permeable and custom specialty soft contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. ABB OPTICAL GROUP also offers practice building services such as pricing strategy tools, business reviews, annual supply staff training and e-commerce solutions. For additional information, visit ABBOptical.com.

ABOUT THE DIGITAL EYE LAB NETWORK
A division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, the DIGITAL EYE LAB Network is dedicated to producing eyewear that is truly personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. The DEL Network includes state-of-the-art facilities in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville, and New York, home to the first fully automated optical lab dedicated to digital lens fabrication in the United States. Ranked as one of Vision Monday's Top Labs in 2017, the DEL Network utilizes advanced technology to deliver innovative products, extraordinary service and the fastest turn-around times in the industry. For more information, visit DigitalEyeLab.com. Connect @DigitalEyeLab on Facebook and @Digital_Eye_Lab on Twitter.

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