Shopko, Lions Clubs Giving Eye Exams, Glasses To Kids

Shopko is once again partnering with the Lions Club for Project Eyecare, a program that provides complimentary eye examinations and eyewear to children in need. 

“Lions are so very grateful for the support from Shopko’s Project Eyecare Program,” said Evett Hartwig, Lions Club spokesperson. “There is nothing more gratifying than helping a child to see better … it can literally change their life!”

The Lions Club identifies up to five qualified children for each Shopko store who receive complimentary eye examinations and eyeglasses from Shopko and its doctors of optometry. Doctors donate their services, and Shopko Eyecare Centers provide materials at no cost to the patient. Since starting Project Eyecare in 1999, Shopko has helped thousands of people see the world in a whole new way!

“In our nineteenth year of providing free eyecare and eyewear, we are grateful to our passionate team members for helping us make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Kirk Lauterback, Shopko Director of Optical Services. “Their tremendous support has allowed Shopko and the Lions Club to help children who would otherwise not receive essential eyecare and the quality eyewear they need, that can enable children to succeed academically.”

For more information on this program, please contact your participating Lions Club.

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