Contact lens manufacturing firm CooperVision has announced that it will continue as a âglobal gold sponsorâ of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) for the next three years until the end of 2019.
After CooperVision renewed its sponsorship of the charity, OGS Chief Executive Officer Clive Miller highlighted that its continued support of vision care projects will help to eliminate uncorrected refractive error across the world and is due to exceed $2m (USD) by the end of this year.
Mr Miller commented: We are delighted that CooperVision will continue to partner with us in this way. This kind of charitable financial support enables us to plan for the future and ensures that we are able to continue funding key programme areas including optometry development and child eye health.
As well as CooperVisionâs charitable donation to OGS, it will help to fund a patient rebate donation scheme in the US.
CooperVision also supports a series of specific programmes in partnership with OGS, including the One Bright Vision initiative.
Through this campaign, 30,000 children aged 7â12 in the Chennai region of India will have their vision screened this year. This follows on from a similar effort that screened 100,000 children in Tanzania from 2013â15.
President of CooperVision, Daniel G McBride, said: The goals and mission of OGS are directly aligned with our CooperVision purpose to help improve the way people see each day. Itâs inspiring to know that hundreds of thousands of individuals are benefitting from initiatives funded in whole or part by our commitment.
Interserve aims to reduce costs and provide a more environmentally efficient service by delivering a 24/7 service using new, sustainable technologies such as chemical free scrubber driers and pre-dosed chemical cleaning.
The contract extension comes a week after the service provider’s partnership with the Environment Agency was renewed for a further two years.
The new contract is valued at £11 million, and sees Interserve continue to provide its cleaning, maintenance and security operation across more than 100 locations.