GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko Optical is pleased to announce its expansion of Project Eyecare in 2020. With over 80 locations around the United States, Shopko Optical, partnering with local Lions Clubs, will provide more than 800 deserving children opportunities to receive free eye exams and eyewear this year.
Starting Monday, February 10, Lions Clubs near Shopko Optical locations will identify and give vouchers to children in need between the ages of 5 and 17 within their communities. These children will receive a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of eyeglasses from Shopko Optical.
“This will be the twenty-first year of Project Eyecare and to watch it grow is a testament to the program’s success,” said Kirk Lauterback, Shopko Optical Chief Operating Officer. “We want to continue building healthier communities, starting with those in need of proper eye care.”
According to the AOA, children with uncorrected vision or undiagnosed eye problems can face physical and academic barriers. Comprehensive eye exams help detect vision and eye issues early, giving children the tools to succeed both in school and athletically.
As Shopko Optical continues to grow, more communities will have the ability to take part in Project
Eyecare. Those looking to participate can contact their local Lions Club.