Volunteers help needy kids access eyewear

March 15, 2012

Students in more than 100 area schools in the Cincinnati tri-state region received vision screenings from EyeMed and fellow Luxottica employees. More than 1,400 students received free full vision exams and new eyewear at the OneSight Optical Clinic held at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Mason, OH - Students in more than 100 area schools in the Cincinnati tri-state region received vision screenings from EyeMed and fellow Luxottica employees. More than 1,400 students received free full vision exams and new eyewear at the OneSight Optical Clinic held at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

“Each year our associates generously volunteer to organize and conduct these screenings and volunteer at the OneSight Clinic as a natural extension of EyeMed’s focus on providing vision wellness,” said Liz DiGiandomenico, president of EyeMed Vision Care. “Cycle of Sight offers us the opportunity to fulfill our commitment to OneSight and to serve people in need.”

As many as 94% of children with reading problems have reduced visual skills that can impede their ability to do well in school, according to the American Optometric Association. Cycle of Sight is a program of OneSight, a family of charitable programs dedicated to improving vision for those in need globally and across the United States. EyeMed Vision Care is part of Luxottica S.p.A.

The Cincinnati One Sight Optical Clinic volunteers included 300 local doctors and associates of EyeMed Vision Care, Luxottica’s Mason headquarters, and retail brands including LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical and ILORI. Several community partners including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, and The Charles H. Dater Foundation also supported the Clinic.

OneSight has been serving the Greater Cincinnati area since 1998. Over the past 13 years, more than 45,000 Greater Cincinnati children have received free eye care from OneSight and nearly 89% of these children required and received free prescription eyewear.

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