Maui Jim, Unite for Sight join forces for charity

Every online purchase of any new pair of Maui Jim sunglasses from www.mauijim.com through July 31 will result in the donation of a pair of new Maui Jim sunglasses to Unite for Sight, a non-profit group that has as its goal improving eye health and eliminating preventable blindness among severely impoverished people.

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Lahaina, HI-Every online purchase of any new pair of Maui Jim sunglasses from http://www.mauijim.com/ through July 31 will result in the donation of a pair of new Maui Jim sunglasses to Unite for Sight, a non-profit group that has as its goal improving eye health and eliminating preventable blindness among severely impoverished people.

According to Jennifer Staple, president, chief executive officer, and founder of Unite for Sight, the Maui Jim online Buy One, Give One program will enable the organization to provide protection from glare and ultraviolet (UV) light and help prevent sun-related eye conditions in patients in need in Ghana, Honduras, and India who have undergone surgery for cataract or pterygium.

"There is great need for quality sunglass protection, and the participation of online buyers of Maui Jim in this offer will help immeasurably," said Staple. "The polarized sunglasses we'll receive through the Maui Jim program will help protect patients' eyes from damaging UV light that, over time, can lead to eye disease such as cataracts and macular degeneration."

For more information, visit Unite for Sight online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/.