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BusinessIssue 03-17

Eyeglass World: A National Brand With A Heart For Community

Eyeglass World on 4th St

There’s a lot more to Eyeglass World than being your one-stop shop for all things eyewear. As part of the National Vision Inc. family of optical retailers, Eyeglass World keeps customers happy with an impressively wide range of services and products. Part of their success may be attributed to one simple mission — “to help people see their best to live their best”. Eyeglass World has over 100 locations across the U.S. and offers eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and protective eyewear. The service they deliver is top-notch, providing same-day service for most prescriptions. If you’re picky about your glasses, just know they have hundreds if not thousands of frames in-store. Oakley®, Ray-Ban®, Cover Girl®, Daisy Fuentes™, you name it.

While the store excels on multiple levels, Eyeglass World also does a lot to give back to the local community. The St. Petersburg store partners with elementary schools and nonprofits like the Lions Club to educate and provide discounted services to those in need.

The partnership between the St. Petersburg store and the St. Pete chapter of the Lions Club is four years strong, now. Each year, the store hosts an event where less fortunate in the area are invited in for a free vision screening and to pick out frames for new glasses. The Eyeglass World team then dispenses the glasses and educates their owners on how to care for frames and lenses. This event alone helps around 90- 110 people per year and continues to grow. Throughout the year, the St. Pete store also provides glasses at a large discount to customers associated with the Lions Club, ensuring that everyone who needs help seeing gets the opportunity.

Another annual tradition for the St. Petersburg store is to partner with elementary schools in the area to educate and contribute where needed. The District Manager attends school events and gives health professionals kits that include an eye chart, 100 disposable occluders, flyers, stickers, and vouchers for children especially in need.

Even though they operate on a national scale, Eyeglass World makes sure to reach out and help the local communities the stores are a part of. They’re a big brand with a local heart.

Eyeglass World in 33704 is located at 3520 4th St N and can be reached at (727) 369-0043. For more information please visit their website at www.eyeglassworld.com/storelist/ st-petersburg-fl-33704/.

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The author Alan Venable

Alan Venable is a native Floridian and a literature addict. He spends a lot of his free time covering Tampa Bay happenings and local stories, utilizing an English degree from USF Tampa. He’s written for a wide range of audiences, from NYC tech fanatics to over-the-road truck drivers; from spirited fashionistas to bar crawlers. You might catch him downtown reading a book on a green bench, but probably not. He spends most his days behind his computer. You can contact him or learn more at AlanVenable.com.

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