EyeCare Prime Teams With Optometry Giving Sight to Launch LensFerry S Gives Sight Initiative

Originally posted in "Vision Monday"

PLEASANTON, Calif.—In support of its ongoing commitment to provide basic eyecare to underserved populations around the world, EyeCare Prime has partnered with Optometry Giving Sight to introduce its own philanthropic initiative, LensFerry S Gives Sight, according to an announcement from EyeCare Prime.

LensFerry S Gives Sight operates on a 1:1 donation model to support Optometry Giving Sight in its mission. For each LensFerry S subscription, EyeCare Prime will make a donation to fund projects that provide access to vision care for people in need. To date, five million people around the world have benefited due to projects funded by Optometry Giving Sight.

In December, the LensFerry team had the opportunity to witness firsthand the impact that school eye health programs can have in underserved communities. In what will now become an annual commitment, the team spent five days in Oaxaca, Mexico, helping to provide eye exams and glasses to more than 1,500 students between the ages of five and 14 as part of the Our Children’s Vision campaign.

“More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need,” said Mark Lindsey, global general manager for EyeCare Prime. “Eighty percent of these people can be treated or cured if only they were provided basic eyecare services. Giving the gift of vision is what drives us every day. Practices that offer LensFerry S to their patients are not only taking steps to increase their annual supply sales, but are also contributing to bringing eyecare to those who need it most.”

LensFerry S is a doctor-friendly contact lens subscription service that enables patients to pay monthly for their lenses—from any major manufacturer, in any modality—and receive automatic deliveries of their lenses directly to their homes. The practice that prescribes the contact lenses and enrolls the patient in the service receives the sales revenue as if the lenses had been paid for in-office.

EyeCare Prime is a subsidiary of CooperVision, Inc., a long-time partner of Optometry Giving Sight. Over the years, CooperVision’s cumulative support for Optometry Giving Sight has exceeded $2 million.

LensFerry S Gives Sight
EyeCare Prime Introduces LensFerry S Gives Sight