Executive Director of RestoringVision Named One of Vision Monday’s 2022 Most Influential Women in Optical

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AUGUST 2, 2022) – RestoringVision is thrilled to announce that Pelin Munis, Ph.D., has been named one of Vision Monday’s 2022 Most Influential Women in Optical honorees during the 20th anniversary of the publication’s annual awards. Leading as RestoringVision’s executive director since 2015, Munis is being honored in the category of Executive Suite. Munis is […]

RestoringVision and SNDIF Provide Clear Vision for the Elderly in Mexico

RestoringVision and The National System for Integral Family Development – SNDIF – located in Mexico, have collaborated to empower more than 150,000 people with clear vision so far this year, with a shared goal of reaching 300,000 people by the end of 2022. “In Mexico, there are 19 million people over the age of 39 […]

Vision Health is the Key to Ending Poverty in All its Forms

Author: Pelin Munis, Ph.D., Executive Director, RestoringVision “In a world built on the ability to see, vision, the most dominant of our senses, is vital at every turn of our lives.” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization Restoring someone’s sight is the single most cost-effective health intervention to reduce poverty. These simple facts, […]

Meet RestoringVision’s Sr. Director of Development: Aminah Yoba

Aminah Yoba joined RestoringVision in December 2020. Aminah brings over two decades of experience working with nonprofit and for-profit entities advancing business goals and objectives and organizational development initiatives. Prior to joining RestoringVision, Aminah served as Director of Institutional and Major Gifts at Breaking Ground, a nonprofit organization working to combat homelessness in NYC, and […]

The Delta Gamma Foundation Awards Service for Sight Grant to RestoringVision

The Delta Gamma Foundation is continuing its support for clear vision in impoverished communities, awarding a Service for Sight grant to RestoringVision for the second year in a row. As poverty rates continue to rise, Delta Gamma’s support will help us reach low and very-low-income people living across underserved communities in the U.S. These are […]

Meet RestoringVision’s New Sr. Communications and Marketing Manager: Stephanie Godward

Stephanie Godward joined RestoringVision in April 2022 as the organization’s Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing. Stephanie has more than a decade of experience as a communications leader for nonprofit organizations, including most recently The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania, where she has successfully managed public relations, statewide advertising campaigns, and more while writing for […]

RestoringVision to Create Connections to Eye Health at International Rotary Convention

RestoringVision was born out of founder Mark Sachs’ observation and desire to help. When Sachs was working as a Marketing Director in the optical industry, he was invited by LensCrafters to join their corporate social responsibility program on trips to Albania and Mexico. Optometrists performed eye exams while non-eyecare professionals like Sachs fitted people with […]

Providing Clear Vision in Times of Crisis

Author: Pelin Munis, Ph.D. As we witness the horrors of war unfold in Ukraine as a global community, many of us are plagued with feelings of helplessness. Families face unspeakable loss, trauma beyond our comprehension, and displacement that will leave more than 6 million refugees destabilized for months – or years – to come. But […]