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Hauppauge, NY – October 2013 – Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical joined the optical community in a global movement to eliminate avoidable blindness by taking the 2013 World Sight Day Company Challenge on Thursday, October 10.
As part of the challenge, ClearVision raised funds through an employee sunglass sale, donating all proceeds to the Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Site Day. The company matched the total funds raised through the sale, which surpassed its previous year’s donation by over 40%! In addition, employees were encouraged to donate unused frames to the Lions Club, which can be repurposed to “give sight” to those who otherwise would not be able to see without glasses.
“We feel compelled to give the gift of vision, and hope that we can help transform the lives of children and adults who otherwise might never see clearly at all,” says Jennifer Trakhtenberg, ClearVision’s Senior Talent Leader. “This is ClearVision’s fourth year of involvement in the World Sight Day Company Challenge and is part of our ongoing commitment to give back and make a difference to those who need support.”
An estimated 670 million people in the world are blind or visually impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and glasses. Each year, World Sight Day raises global awareness of this important issue. The main advocacy event for “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight,” a global blindness prevention effort created by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, World Sight Day is observed worldwide by all partners involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is always held on the second Thursday of October.
ClearVision is proud to support numerous charitable causes, and has been honored by many organizations including Big Brothers and Sisters of Suffolk County, Long Island Cares, and Optometry Giving Sight for making the community, organization and world a better place.
About ClearVision Optical
Founded in 1949, ClearVision Optical is an award-winning leader in the optical industry, designing and distributing eyewear and sunwear for top brands, such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Ocean Pacific, and Jessica McClintock. ClearVision’s house brands include ClearVision Collection, Junction City, and Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear. A privately held company, ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and has more than 250 associates throughout the U.S. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries around the globe. To learn more about ClearVision Optical, visit www.cvoptical.com, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/clearvisionoptical or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/cvoptical.com to stay connected to the latest ClearVision news.