Essilor donates eyeglasses to college of optometry

Chicago-Dallas-based Essilor of America will donate 9,000 pairs of customized eyeglasses over the next 3 years in support of the Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago. The donated glasses will be prescribed by faculty of the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, for area patients served through its charitable activities.

Chicago-Dallas-based Essilor of America will donate 9,000 pairs of customized eyeglasses over the next 3 years in support of the Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago. The donated glasses will be prescribed by faculty of the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, for area patients served through its charitable activities.

Children and adults within the institute's charitable programs will be able to choose from a selection of frames. Essilor will create lenses to meet the prescription and material needs of each patient. Single or bifocal lenses and polycarbonate material will be available when appropriate. Essilor will then deliver the prescribed eyewear to the Illinois College of Optometry each week for distribution to patients.

Dr. Arol Augsburger, president of the Illinois College of Optometry, added, "Essilor has been a tremendous partner in our efforts to offer the highest quality of services to our patients. These lenses will make a meaningful difference in helping patients in need to see so they can perform essential functions for daily living."

The Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) is the clinical arm of the Illinois College of Optometry. IEI is one of the leading U.S. clinics and research centers dedicated to eye care.