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Essilor and Essilor Vision Foundation are on the “Road to Minnesota”

By Essilor News

If you’re among the millions of Americans planning to watch the big game on Sunday, you know how important good vision is for everyone involved – from players to officials to fans of all ages. In the buildup to the event, Essilor of America and Essilor Vision Foundation are focused on improving lives by improving sight, helping kids in need score 20/20 vision on and off the field.

We’re partnering with the Eagles Charitable Foundation on the Eagles Eye Mobile 2018 Road to Minnesota Tour, which will take the Eagles Eye Mobile to four stops en route to Minneapolis. Each tour stop will be at a player's school to provide free vision screenings and glasses to children in need.

We’re a big part of the action this week, providing onsite operational support, lab services and in-kind donations, and helping local independent eyecare professionals and optical industry groups get the word out. EVF has also secured eye doctors who are Essilor partners to conduct the vision screenings at all four schools as we help students get a touchdown for good vision.  

Here’s where we’ll be this week:

  • Monday, January 29 - Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL, hometown of kicker Jake Elliott
  • Tuesday, January 30 - Horlick High School, Racine, WI, hometown of safety Chris Maragos
  • Wednesday, January 31 - Riverside High School, Milwaukee, WI, hometown of guard Brandon Brooks
  • Friday, February 2 - Horizon Middle School, Bismarck, ND, hometown of quarterback Carson Wentz

“This is a natural partnership for us, as we share the same goal of bringing vision to the forefront in these communities,” says EVF President Kim Schuy. “Vision impairment is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the U.S., impacting not only their ability to function successfully in school but also their ability to function in life. The lead-up to the big game is a perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of good vision and to help give vision a louder voice.”

You can be a part of the tour by following Essilor of America, Essilor PRO, and EVF on social media. We’ll highlight the #DifferenceMakers who are the true MVPs, helping us fulfill our mission of improving lives by improving sight and making sure everyone scores with good vision.