February 10, 2020
Shopko Optical continues providing complimentary eyewear and exams to children in need
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko Optical is pleased to announce its expansion of Project Eyecare in 2020. With over 80 locations around the United States, Shopko Optical, partnering with local Lions Clubs, will provide more than 800 deserving children opportunities to receive free eye exams and eyewear this year.
Starting Monday, Feb. 10, Lions Clubs near Shopko Optical locations will identify and give vouchers to children in need between the ages of 5 and 17 within their communities. These children will receive a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of eyeglasses from Shopko Optical.
“This will be the twenty-first year of Project Eyecare and to watch it grow is a testament to the program’s success,” said Kirk Lauterback, Shopko Optical Chief Operating Officer. “We want to continue building healthier communities, starting with those in need of proper eye care.”
According to the AOA, children with uncorrected vision or undiagnosed eye problems can face physical and academic barriers. Comprehensive eye exams help detect vision and eye issues early, giving children the tools to succeed both in school and athletically.
As Shopko Optical continues to grow, more communities will have the ability to take part in Project Eyecare. Those looking to participate can contact their local Lions Club.
About Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical, is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists (independent doctors of optometry in IA, ID, MT, SD and WA) and opticians. Shopko Optical expects further growth in 2020 and beyond. For more information, visit Shopko.com.
About Monarch Alternative Capital LP
Monarch Alternative Capital LP is a private investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management across various investment vehicles. Monarch was founded in 2002 and focuses primarily on opportunistic investing across distressed debt, special situations equity and real estate. The firm has offices in New York and London.
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