Optical Resources: The Ultimate List of Eyewear Companies that Give Back

Each month in 2016 we will be featuring a guest post from our friends at The Optical Vision Site. To kick off the year they provided us with the ultimate list of 100 eyewear companies that give back. How will your eyecare practice give back this year?

Optical Resources: Eyewear Companies that Give Back

Did you know that many eyewear and sunwear companies, both wholesale and online, participate in give-back programs? We have compiled a list of eyewear companies that have a Philanthropic Statement listed on their website. Many other companies may also have sustainable corporate programs in which they give back to local and national charities, or they may also participate in helping ECPs give back as well. 

One for One Platforms

This portion of the list displays companies who all offer one for one programs along with additional charity programs that they may also be contributing to.

1. 141 Eyewear - wholesale eyewear company based in Oregonoptical resources

2. Ace and Tate (UK) - wholesaler and retailer of eyewear

3. Adlens - variable focus eyewear. In partnership with Fight for Sight, and winner of numerous design and philanthropic awards

4. Benji Frank - online program

5. Blue Planet Eyewear (CA) - one for one program, and gives back to Lions Club

6. Collins Bridge Eyewear (FL) - online company and wholesale products

7. Contacts for Good - online company started by OD that gives an eye exam for every pair of contacts sold

8. Diff Eyewear (CA)

9. Eye4Eyewear (OH) - one for one program, and gives back to education

10. Eyenack (Washington DC) - bamboo eyewear online and through selected retailers

11. Indivijual Eyes (TX) - Bespoke online dealer

12. Jimmy Fairly (France)

13. Karmoie Eyewear - wholesale and retail frames

14. Milk Eyewear (CA) - donates to New Eyes for the Needy

15. Modo (NY) - planting trees

16. Modern Optical - readerwear

17. Smart Buy Glasses

18. Toms - wholesale and retail

19. Von Zipper Eyewear (CA)

20. We Wear Wood (UT)

Companies Giving Back to Vision Charities

21. Allyn Scura (CA) - Lions Bluc, and other charities for recyling eyewear

22. Anthropose (Nepal) - Every 10 pair sold a cataract surgery is given. Frames sold online and through retailers

23. Article One (IL) - Hellen Keller International

24. Bambooka (UK) - online company, gives back to Eyewear Africa

25. Bohten (Canada) - partnered with Sight Savers

26. Chromos Eyewear (PA) - retail store and wholesale. Provides eye exams for children in need

27. Coastal Contacts (Essilor) - Gives back to Change the View to distribute glasses and Vitamin A to those in need

28. Dharma Eyewear (NY) - Gives 5% to Optometry Giving Sight

29. Ellison Eyewear (IA) - Aravind Eyecare System

30. Envision Eyewear (OH) - Provides glasses to those in need

31. Eyejusters (UK) - donate a pair if you buy a pair

32. Eyewear Pros (NY) - $5 back for every frame sold

33. Eyes of Faith (PA) - donates to vision charities and attends mission trips

34. Femie Eyewear (MD) - 5% of sales to Optometry Giving Sight

35. FGX (Essilor) - gives back to restoringvision.org and other local charities

36. Green Eyes Eyewear - partners with Prevent Blindness America and donates a portion for every frame sold 

37. Jambo Eyewear (UK) - Sight Savers

38. Naked Specs (AUS) - purchasers choose between 5 vision charities

39. Panda Eyewear (DC) - Optometry Giving Sight

40. Proof Eyewear (ID) - give back programs, has helped build eye clinics in India and El Salvador

41. Front Row Eyewear - buyers choose to give back to SEVA or Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

42. Pterys - prevention of Pterys in Haiti

43. Rejwan Eyewear (CA) - Prevent Blindness

44. Revo Eyewear - Gives back $10 of every frame to Fight for Sight

45. Shauns of California (CA) - Give Sight

46. Waveborn Eyewear (Washington DC) - contributes back to Cataract Surgery

Giving Back to Animals

47. Extinct Eyewear (CA) 

48. Fetch Eyewear (OR) - 100% of eyewear to animal shelters

49. HF Eyewear (NE) - 10% of each sale goes to saving pandas 

50. Kaenon - participates in Sup with a Pup

51. Monkey Glasses - gives back to orangutans

52. Paws N Claws (PA) - gives back to ASPCA


The list doesn't end there. Check out the original article at The Optical Vision Site for the full list


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