Preventing and treating blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives
Omega has announced that it will work in cooperation with actor and brand ambassador Daniel Craig to support ORBIS International and its Flying Eye Hospital in the fight against preventable blindness.
A special watch – the Hour Vision Blue – has been created to celebrate the partnership, and OMEGA has guaranteed that at least one million U.S. dollars from its sale will be donated to ORBIS, an organization which delivers eye care to some of the world’s most remote and developing regions.
OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart spoke of his brand’s commitment saying, “OMEGA is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to ORBIS’ remarkable mission. It’s particularly gratifying to be working with Daniel in support of an organization whose work we all believe in.”
Since it was founded in 1982, ORBIS has carried out programs in 88 countries to provide medical training, tools and technology for local partners to address the tragedy of avoidable blindness in their communities. As a result of ORBIS’ support, more than 12 million individuals have received medical care and more than a quarter of a million eye care professionals have been trained.
About ORBIS International
ORBIS International is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and treating blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives. ORBIS provides the tools, training and technology necessary for local partners to assess their needs and develop workable and lasting solutions to the tragedy of unnecessary blindness. By building their long-term capabilities, ORBIS helps its partner institutions take action to reach a state where they can provide, on their own, quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. To learn more about ORBIS, please visitwww.orbis.org.
The prestige watch manufacturer OMEGA was founded in Switzerland in 1848 and since then has been defined by its pioneering spirit and its innovative watchmaking. OMEGA is closely involved with a world of achievements including the conquest of space (its Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the Moon) and the ocean’s depths, unparalleled experience in sports timekeeping and the establishment of numerous precision records. OMEGA is also a Main Partner in the Solar Impulse project which aims to circle the globe in an airplane powered only by the sun. The brand’s Co-Axial calibre is widely considered to be among the world’s finest mechanical watch movements. OMEGA has been Official Olympic Timekeeper 24 times. OMEGA and the International Olympic Committee have extended their partnership through 2020. www.omegawatches.com