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Prevent Blindness and Celebrate Healthy Vision

Artist Gregory Burns + ThinOptics Reading Glasses

Venice V
from  Euro Rising 2001

15% of net sales directly benefit the 20/20 at 40 program

ThinOptics has joined forces with Prevent Blindness to promote healthy vision for people ages 40 and older through the 20/20 at 40 program.

Why 40? This is an age when eye conditions such as presbyobia may begin to affect your vision for the first time. Prevent Blindness and ThinOptics encourage all Americans to get a baseline eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist at the age of 40, and regular eye care thereafter. Vision changes detected and treated early may prevent significant vision loss in cases of eye disease, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and cataract.

A Collaboration with Artist Gregory Burns

The power and ingenuity of the human spirit.

Dolphin 2

from Maldives

Venice V

from Euro Rising 2001

Start with Gratitude

from Homecoming 2015


from Shangri La 2006

Carry On-Keep Walking

from Ladakh


from Homecoming II

About Gregory Burns

Inspiration in motion.

American born artist Gregory Burns began swimming in the White House pool after contracting polio as a child while his family was living in Jerusalem. Encouraged by the freedom and beauty it offered, he later began surfing and scuba diving, which provided an intimate view into the oceans of the world. Competing in the 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games and capturing five world records taught him the value of disciplined training. The passion he once reserved for sports is now directed into his art.

Since 1980, Gregory has navigated the world sketching and painting. Through traveling and casting a wide net, he continues to pull in a diverse collection of colors and imagery with which he tries to synthesize and portray the beauty of nature and the power of the human spirit. Over the past sixteen years he has been the celebrated Artist-in-Residence at thirty prestigious venues across the globe. In 2016, the United States Sports Academy named Gregory the Sports Artist of the Year.

Gregory holds an MFA in painting and has exhibited in fifteen countries throughout Asia, Europe and America for over thirty years. He has published three books in English and Mandarin and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CNBC, ESPN, CNA, CCTV and in The AWSJ, Time Magazine and The China Daily. He lives in Singapore and California.

1996 Atlanta Paralympics.
Meeting President Clinton at the White House in 2000.
2006 Korea Ironman Finish.
Trekking in Ladakh, India in 2014.
Diving in the Maldives, 2016.

About the Supporting Organizations

15% of net sales directly benefit the 20/20 at 40 program

Prevent Blindnessbrings Americans to eye care. Its programs touch the lives of millions of Americans each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. Find out more about sight-saving programs and services:


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