SOURCE: Eyeglass World

July 12, 2008 15:12 ET

Goodyear Mayor James Cavanaugh, The Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and Eyeglass World Team-Up to Help Phoenix-Area Underprivileged Children

Fanfare, Festivities and Goodwill Mark Opening of New Eyeglass World in Goodyear

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - July 12, 2008) - Eyeglass World, a leading national eyewear retailer that offers quality, selection, service and fashionable brand names at affordable prices, today celebrated the grand opening of its new store in the metropolitan Phoenix area by helping local underprivileged children with undiagnosed vision problems. The store also held a full day of festivities to mark its arrival in Goodyear, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Goodyear Mayor James Cavanaugh, music, food and giveaways.

As part of its Live With Vision program, Eyeglass World invited underprivileged children from the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix to the new store to receive free eye exams and glasses.

Live With Vision is a national program developed by Eyeglass World that provides eye care products and services to children in need, and raises awareness of the importance of vision screenings and proper eye care. Undiagnosed vision among children is a growing issue that contributes to a child's performance in school and overall behavior. Many children are struggling with issues at school and at home that are stemming from unidentified and undiagnosed vision problems.

"We're very pleased Eyeglass World has become a part of our community," said Mayor Cavanaugh. "And we are grateful for their commitment to helping children in our area who cannot afford proper eye care."

The new 4,000 square foot location features more than 2,000 brand name frames in the latest eyewear styles and designs from brand names such as Nike, Gucci, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. An optometrist is available on site 7 days a week for eye exams, prescriptions and even Lasik eligibility screenings and post-operative appointments.

"Goodyear has become one of the fastest-growing areas in metropolitan Phoenix and we are looking forward to becoming a part of this thriving community," said Veronica Stiteler, general manager of the Goodyear Eyeglass World. "We offer consumers the most well-known brands in eyewear at affordable prices plus trusted eye care, making us the ultimate one-stop shop for eyewear in the area."

Hours for the Goodyear store are: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The store is located at 15465 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear; phone: 623-247-2706.

Eyeglass World is a leading retailer of eyewear, offering consumers the best quality, most current and fashionable brand names, finest service and a large selection in a professional superstore environment. Eyeglass World has 63 stores in 23 states across the country that offer a wide selection of more than 2,000 name brand frames from top designers such as Nike, Gucci, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. In many locations, Eyeglass World's on-site labs can manufacture any prescription in as fast as one hour. Eyeglass World also offers top brands of contact lenses, such as ACUVUE and CIBA Vision, as well as an assortment of sunglasses. As one of the country's largest eyewear retailers, Eyeglass World has strong buying power that enables it to offer consumers the best quality eyewear at great prices. Eyeglass World accepts most insurance plans, with frequent promotions making vision care even more affordable. More information is available at www.eyeglassworld.com.

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