Shopko and local Lions Clubs work together to provide eye care for area children in need

Published 9:29 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

In its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, Shopko is again partnering with the Lions Club for Project Eyecare, a program that provides complimentary eye examinations and eyewear to children in need.

“Our clubs truly appreciate the Project Eyecare program through Shopko,” said Peggy Daluge, Lions Club spokesperson. “They enable our clubs to help qualified children and adults obtain better vision care, and we look forward to working with Shopko again in 2017.”

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.

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“In our eighteenth 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 Darren Singer, Shopko senior vice president of Retail Health and Wellness. “Their tremendous support has allowed Shopko and the Lions Club to help children who would otherwise not receive essential eye care and the quality eyewear they need to succeed in school and in extracurricular activities.”

For more information on this program, contact a local participating Lions Club.