PPG donates lenses for 'hands-on' experience

Pittsburgh-PPG Industries Inc. has pledged to donate 8,000 lenses made from Trivex material to help support the mission of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) to advance opticianry education. Students will use the lenses when they learn to block and edge lenses.

Pittsburgh-PPG Industries Inc. has pledged to donate 8,000 lenses made from Trivex material to help support the mission of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) to advance opticianry education. Students will use the lenses when they learn to block and edge lenses.

The lenses to be donated include single-vision, progressive, and bifocal designs in finished and semi-finished form. PPG also provided the NFOS with copies of the recently published Trivex Lens Material User's Guide and the first and second volumes of The Trivex Material Edge CDs.

Christine Camsuzou, general manager, optical materials, PPG, said, "We know that having a repository of practice lenses for students is vital. As the supplier of a new and growing category of lens material, we feel a sense of duty to provide them."