National eyewear retailer Eyemart Express donated more than 1,100 eyeglasses to Cedar Springs Vision, a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides eyecare to those who could not otherwise afford it. In a partnership dating back more than a decade, the retailer has provided thousands of eyeglasses and glasses cases to the nonprofit over the years.
With more than 28 years’ experience, Eyemart Express operates 179 stores in 35 states under its family of brands – Vision4Less, Visionmart Express and Eyewear Express. Cedar Springs Vision operates an eye clinic in partnership with the University of Houston College of Optometry that serves residents from organizations such as the Dallas Housing Authority, Interfaith Family Services and the Salvation Army.
“We are delighted to assist in providing a healthier quality of life through better eyesight with our eyewear and Cedar Springs Vision,” said Teresa Mason, Eyemart Express director of product merchandising. “The ability to see clearly should not be a right determined by economic status. It is so important to give back to your local community.”
“We are grateful to have a long-standing partner like Eyemart Express who believes in our local eyecare mission,” said Timothy Elinski, founder of Cedar Springs Vision. “We are able to touch so many lives in the community due to their generosity. A majority of people we serve have never had their eyes tested, so they need very strong prescriptions. We are able to give them the right glasses and lenses at little to no cost thanks to Eyemart Express.”