Davis Vision provides free vision-care services

Davis Vision Inc.'s 2009 community outreach program has provided more than $200,000 to date in free vision-care services to more than 150,000 people across America, including vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses.

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Plainview, NY-Davis Vision Inc.'s 2009 community outreach program has provided more than $200,000 to date in free vision-care services to more than 150,000 people across America, including vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses.

Since the beginning of this year, Davis Vision has partnered with its sister company, Eye Care Centers of America, and many community-based organizations to provide services to those in need. Services are provided at the company's wholly owned retail locations including Davis Vision, Total Vision Care, Empire Vision, EyeMasters, and Cambridge Eye Doctors.

"We bring our 'Focus on America' vision program to a variety of communities across the country to help those who are uninsured or underinsured receive the vision care they need," said Laura Dyer, Davis Vision's assistant vice president of community outreach and media relations. "We are only at the midpoint of our community outreach work this year, but it is clear that the tough economic climate we are in has prompted many children and families to take advantage of the free services we provide."

"When students go without the basics, they lose the very chance to be successful in school and in life," said Lynne Filderman, executive director of Neediest Kids. "Our relationship with Davis Vision and the DC-area Hour Eyes retail locations has already enabled more than 550 children in our area to receive the vision-care services they need."