ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces Sixth Annual ABB Cares Program

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces Sixth Annual ABB Cares Program
Eye care professionals are encouraged to nominate community organizations for grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 beginning August 1


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (May 30, 2019) – In the past five years, ABB OPTICAL GROUP's ABB Cares signature community grants program has awarded non-profit organizations across the country with more than $65,000 in grants. ABB OPTICAL is pleased to announce that applications for the Sixth Annual ABB Cares program will be accepted beginning Thursday, August 1.

"Through ABB Cares, we have been introduced to some truly remarkable charities that are supporting children in need, feeding the hungry, providing healthcare and vision care to vulnerable populations, creating opportunities for people with disabilities and more," said ABB OPTICAL GROUP Chief Executive Officer Tom Burke. "Thanks to eye care professionals around the country, we can spotlight these organizations and the tremendous impact they have on their communities. Every year we look forward to learning more about what they do and helping them in achieving their mission through ABB Cares."

This year, ABB OPTICAL GROUP will award one ABB Cares Platinum Grant of $5,000, two Gold Grants of $2,500 each, and four Silver Grants of $1,000 to charities nominated by professionals in the eye care industry, including optometrists, opticians and office staff. Organizations do not need to focus on eye health to qualify for a grant.

To be considered as a grant recipient, all candidates must comply with the following:

  • The organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization and provide proof of that status.
  • The organization's local office must be within 30 miles of the nominating practice's primary location.
  • The organization must be located in the United States.
  • All applications must be submitted in English.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted online.
  • The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, September 16, 2019.

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading, national provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry. The company is focused on ensuring that eye care practitioners succeed by improving efficiencies, increasing profitably and effectively navigating market changes. Among its services, ABB OPTICAL supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL’s DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients’ needs and lifestyles. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with seven additional facilities across the country, ABB OPTICAL employs more than 1,000 team members who are passionate about customer success. For additional information, visit

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