WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearle Vision stores
nationwide are celebrating the 80th birthday of founder Dr. Stanley C. Pearle
with free Spec Checks, birthday cards for customers to sign and a drive to
raise $80,000 for the Pearle Vision Foundation before his October 12th
birthday. Spec Checks offer a complete eyewear tune-up at no charge,
including a thorough cleaning of frames and lenses, realignment of frames and
temple pieces and, if requested, a UV screening to ensure lenses are providing
adequate protection from ultraviolet rays.
While Spec Checks are a free service, stores are hoping to collect
thousands of birthday card signatures in exchange for an 80 cent donation to
the Pearle Vision Foundation in honor of Dr. Pearle's 80th birthday. Dr.
Pearle is an active board member of the Pearle Vision Foundation, the charity
that bears his name and supports the mission of optimum lifetime vision. The
Foundation provides grants for research, community service and education
programs relating to treatable vision disorders.
"There could not be a more fitting tribute to Dr. Pearle's 80th birthday
than this. Requests for Pearle Vision Foundation grants have grown
significantly in recent years as word has spread about the honorable causes it
supports," explained Pearle Vision President Dave Pierson. "Dr. Pearle has
always instilled a commitment to helping those less fortunate in the
communities our stores serve."
Dr. Pearle opened the first Pearle Vision store in 1961 with the goal of
providing convenient optical services and an expanded eyewear selection.
Today there are over 1,000 optical stores worldwide that bear Dr. Pearle's
name and he is largely credited with creating modern day optical retailing.
Pearle Vision is a subsidiary of Cleveland Ohio-based Cole National, a $1
billion optical and gift retailer with a combined total of more than 3,000
To locate the Pearle Vision store nearest you, visit the web site
www.pearlevision.com or call 800-YES-EYES.
SOURCE Pearle Vision