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Shopko Optical Sets Sights on New Center in Machesney Park, IL

July 8, 2020

Optical center will bring patient-centric care and eyewear to Machesney Park community

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko Optical, a leader in providing trusted eye care to communities for over 40 years, is looking forward to being a part of Machesney Park’s community. The new location at 1550 W Lane Road is expected to open in October and will be the fourth Shopko Optical center in the Rockford, Illinois area. Patients can anticipate complete eye care services, including eye exams, contact lens fitting and diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

“We selected this location based on its convenience for patients seeking eye care,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO. “We are pleased to join the Machesney Park community and deliver the patient-centered care we are known for.”

With the opening of Shopko Optical in Machesney Park, five to six jobs will be created.

In addition, Shopko Optical’s Project Eyecare program will work with Machesney Park’s local Lions Club to identify deserving children within the area to receive a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses. Those looking to participate can contact their local Lions Club.

Shopko Optical accepts most major vision plans, including EyeMed, Spectera and many more. To certify coverage, book an appointment with an optometrist or find a Shopko Optical center, visit Shopko.com.


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.

For More Information, Contact:
Chloe Albrecht
Public Relations Manager, Element
Phone: (920) 702-1245
Email: chloe@goelement.com


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