Healthy Sight Ambassador Kenny Perry Makes Champions Tour Debut

Fourteen-time PGA TOUR® Winner to Bring Healthy Sight Awareness to More Pros and Spectators During Champions Tour Events

Oct 21, 2010, 12:20 ET from Transitions Optical, Inc.

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR pro Kenny Perry announced he will make his Champions Tour debut Friday at the Administaff Small Business Classic at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course in The Woodlands, Texas.

Since 2009, Perry has served as a Healthy Sight Ambassador for Transitions Optical, helping to raise awareness among players and spectators at various PGA TOUR events about the importance of healthy sight and its connection to sports performance.  With his Champions Tour debut, Perry aims to bring that message to more audiences, who may not be aware of the role healthy sight plays as part of an overall healthy, active lifestyle.

Perry is very familiar with the effect healthy vision has on his game, having struggled with vision problems throughout his entire life.

"Throughout my career, I have had to overcome many obstacles, especially with the problems I've had with my vision.  I recently turned 50, and realize now, more than ever, how important it is to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle at any age, particularly when it comes to taking care of my eyes," said Perry.  "Now that I'm playing a few events on the Champions Tour, I have the opportunity to spread the word about taking the proper steps to preserve quality eyesight, particularly later on in life, to a whole new audience who may not be aware of the impact that vision has on their game and in their everyday lives."

In 2011, Perry is planning to continue to play some of his favorite PGA TOUR events, including the Transitions Championship, but will also play a few Champions Tour events throughout the year.  Being exempt on the PGA TOUR for the next four years, Perry will continue to compete as he works toward reaching his goal of 20 total PGA TOUR victories.

"Our focus at Transitions Optical is to educate consumers worldwide about the need for healthy, quality sight," said Connie Falvo, director of external affairs, Transitions Optical. "Our official marketing partnership with the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour continues to provide us with a relevant platform to communicate about this important issue.  Kenny Perry does a tremendous job as a Healthy Sight Ambassador on behalf of our company, and we wish him the best of luck as he makes his Champions Tour debut."

In addition to the Administaff Small Business Classic, Perry will play the AT&T Championship at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas as his second Champions Tour event at the end of the month.

As the Official Eyewear of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour, Transitions Optical is the title sponsor of the Transitions Championship, the PGA TOUR's Tampa Bay area event, which tees off March 14-20, 2011 at Innisbrook Resort.    

About Transitions Optical, Inc.

Transitions Optical is a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International.  The first to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens in 1990, today the company is a leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers worldwide. Transitions Optical offers the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of lens designs, materials and brand names.

Transitions® lenses are the ideal everyday choice for healthy sight.  They are clear indoors and at night.  Outdoors, they automatically darken as light conditions change.  Transitions lenses provide visual comfort, and enhance visual quality by reducing glare and enhancing contrast, helping you to see better today.  Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays -- helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes -- so you can see better tomorrow as well.  

For more information about the company and Transitions lenses, the first to earn the American Optometric Association's Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers/Blockers, visit or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506 (United States) or (877) 254-2590 (Canada).

SOURCE Transitions Optical, Inc.