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Essilor Vision Foundation Receives Dallas ISD Superintendent's Award

By Essilor News


DALLAS – May 9, 2013 – Dallas Independent School District Superintendent of Schools, Mike Miles, recognized Essilor Vision Foundation with the 2013 Superintendent’s Award for the organization’s outstanding ongoing support of Dallas ISD. Since 2008, Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with schools across the district to provide vision screenings, eye exams, and new eyeglasses to thousands of children in need at no cost to their families.

The mission of the Essilor Vision Foundation is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. In addition to providing vision services, the Foundation also educates parents, teachers and the general public about eye health and the critical role it plays in literacy, education, society, community, safety, and the economy. Additionally, the Foundation takes a leadership role in creating partnerships in communities to increase access to good vision care.

“Essilor Vision Foundation is proud of our long-term relationship with Dallas ISD, and receiving the Superintendent’s Award is a true testament of our commitment to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences among our local communities and throughout the world,” said Stephen Shawler, president of Essilor Vision Foundation. “This partnership has impacted the lives of thousands of students, teachers, principals, and families across the district by providing the opportunity for children to see life with a new set of eyes thus improving their behavior both in and out of the classroom.”

The Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Award is traditionally presented to an individual, business, or group that has given outstanding support on a district-wide basis, including volunteer service, special programs, funding, or a combination of all of these. Essilor Vision Foundation has provided eye exams and glasses to more than 21,000 U.S. children and is also making an impact on a global scale.

To learn more about Essilor Vision Foundation and its programs, including details of upcoming events, tips for families and vision facts, or to make a donation, visit essilorvisionfoundation.org.


About Essilor Vision Foundation

Essilor Vision Foundation is a public non-profit charity established by Dallas-based Essilor of America, the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. We are a 501 (c) (3) public charity organized with a mission to "eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences."

We strive to give children a brighter future by helping them see the world more clearly. Our programs focus on improving the quality of school vision screenings so fewer children slip through the cracks. We provide free vision screenings, eye exams and eyeglasses to children who would not get them otherwise. We also work to educate parents and communities about the importance of children’s vision care and the role it plays in literacy, society and the economy. To learn more or to donate, visit Essilor Vision Foundation at www.essilorvisionfoundation.org. Engage with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.