Visionworks, a Silver Corporate Partner of The First Tee, provided 14 chapters across the country with free vision screenings to participants in 2014. Young people in need of vision correction were given a voucher for a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses redeemable at any area Visionworks store.
As part of the company’s partnership, Visionworks will be present at The First Tee events in select markets, providing free vision screenings to youth in the program. Junior golfers in need of vision correction will be given a voucher for a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses that can be redeemed at local Visionworks store.
“Visionworks recognizes how important proper vision correction is for youth not just in a classroom setting but in physical activities as well,” Jim Eisen, president of Visionworks, said. “We are proud to align with The First Tee’s mission through our company’s focus on providing innovative solutions to support children’s active lifestyles.”
Visionworks offers a wide array of products that can help keep kids and teens active while protecting eye sight, such as UV-blocking lenses, anti-glare coating, impact-resistant lenses and a full line of protective eyewear that can be made with any prescription.
“The health and wellness of chapter participants is important and we are grateful to Visionworks for providing these complimentary services,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee.
“Visionworks is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. Our partnership with The First Tee is a welcome opportunity to support young people and to educate them about the importance of healthy sight,” Eisen said.
This strategic partnership helps educate participants and their families about the importance of eye health. Healthy sight has a positive impact on academic achievement and sports performance, and also helps build self-confidence.