Project Eyesight Helps Provide Free Glasses to Disabled and Low Income Communities
Brookville- Chris Collora reports on a new innovative called Project Eyesight from Emerging Vision which aims to provide free glasses to disabled and low income communities.
Sterling Optical Proves A Shining Example By Giving Back During Its 100th Anniversary Year
What: Emerging Vision Launches NEW Charitable Organization with Event at the Brookville Center for Children's Services
When: Friday, June 14, 2013 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
On Friday, June 14, 2013, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m., students with developmental disabilities from the Brookville Center for Children's Services, and their families, will be the first beneficiaries of Emerging Vision's newest national initiative, Project Eyesight, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides free on-site eye exams and glasses to low-income and special needs communities in the United States who might not otherwise have ready access to treatment. This initiative is especially meaningful to Emerging Vision's Chief Executive Officer Glenn Spina, who has traveled the world providing vision care in impoverished areas.
"Across the United States, vision is a luxury that many take for granted. Sterling Optical's 100th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to give back and engage with our customers and the communities we serve in ways we've never had the ability to before," Mr. Spina stated. "Project Eyesight will enable us to be charitable right here at home and fulfill our vision of providing free eye care to low-income and special needs communities throughout the United States."
"We are grateful to Emerging Vision to be the first in the country to benefit from Project Eyesight," said Michael Mascari, Executive Director. "Children with special needs and their families often struggle with medical and dental visits many people would consider routine. While we certainly promote community inclusion, what Emerging Vision is offering is nothing short of professional, compassionate care to our children and families. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to start a healthy routine of eye care that will last a lifetime. "
Who: Emerging Vision's Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Spina Representative from Brookville Center for Children's Services Project Eyesight Recipients
Where: Brookville Center for Children's Services AHRC NASSAU campus – Brookville Mansion* 189 Wheatley Road, Brookville, NY 11545 *Mansion Ballroom
When: Friday, June 14, 2013 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
For more information on Project Eyesight, please contact:
520 Eighth Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10018