Visionworks Partnership with Pittsburgh Zoo Collects Thousands of Eyeglasses for Disadvantaged

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 General News J E 4

PITTSBURGH, May 24 Last month, Visionworks® partnered with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to collect more than 4,500 recycled prescription eyeglasses. The program offered free Zoo admission to those who donated a pair of glasses to New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit organization that improves the vision of poor people around the world.

"All of us at Visionworks were thrilled to offer free Zoo admission for Pittsburgh area residents while at the same time providing the gift of sight for disadvantaged folks around the world," said John DiIanni, Regional Vice President.

One of the nation's leading providers of eye care services, Visionworks has entered the Pittsburgh market with eight locations planned for Western PA. A full-service optical retail center that features several thousand private label and designer frames along with contact lenses at value prices, Visionworks stores also feature state-of-the-art processing laboratories on site, they provide one-hour service on most prescriptions.

Each year, New Eyes for the Needy provides prescription eyeglasses to more than 200,000 disadvantaged people through medical missions around the U.S. and in 25 developing nations. For additional information about New Eyes for the Needy, visit

Visionworks is a subsidiary of Eye Care Centers of America, Inc., a leading provider of eye care services with more than 430 optical retail stores in 35 states. Eye Care Centers of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of HVHC, Inc., a Highmark company. For more information about Eye Care Centers of America visit

SOURCE Visionworks


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