National Vision Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partnership Helps More Than 4,400 Children and Teens See a Brighter Future

Partnership Receives 2016 Retailer Community Support Award by the
International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation

Vision Inc
., one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing
comprehensive, quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, and its America’s
Best Contacts and Eyeglasses
brand announced the results of its
successful inaugural year of partnership with Boys
& Girls Clubs of America
, having provided more than 4,400 kids
and teens access to free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and
glasses to-date.

The partnership has allowed National Vision to continue its ongoing
mission to make eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. The
partnership implemented a successful pilot program followed by full
implementation that resulted in these youth receiving screenings across
77 Clubs across 26 states. Of the kids and teens who participated in eye
exams and showed signs of vision impairment year-to-date, approximately
98 percent needed glasses, demonstrating that the partnership is meeting
a need for vision care among our nation’s youth.

“We believe that the ability to see clearly is absolutely essential in
giving children the opportunity to succeed in life, and we are honored
to provide these important services to members of Boys & Girls Clubs
around the country,” said Bob Stein, Chief Philanthropic Development
Officer of National Vision Inc., which includes the America’s Best
Contacts & Eyeglasses brand. “This partnership has shown us that there
is a true need for these services and we are proud to expand this
program nationally in order to continue to make a difference in the
lives of children around the country.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is extremely excited to count National
Vision as our partner, providing Boys & Girls Club members with the
opportunity to, literally, see great futures for themselves,” said Chad
Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President of Corporate & Cause Partnerships
with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “National Vision’s mission to
provide accessible, affordable eyewear supports our own mission of
enabling all youth, especially those who need us most, with the tools
and resources they need to achieve and succeed. With terrific results in
the inaugural year of this partnership, we are eager to support the eye
health of even more kids and teens in the years to come.”

Additionally, the partnership has been recognized by the International
Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation, which awarded National
Vision with the 2016 Retailer Community Support Award. In the spirit of
the partnership’s goals, the ICSC will be donating $5,000 to Boys &
Girls Clubs of America as National Vision’s partnering charity.

About National Vision

National Vision Inc. is one of the largest optical retail companies in
the United States with more than 930 stores in 44 states plus the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people
by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible,
the company operates five retail divisions: America’s
Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
, Eyeglass
, Vision
inside select Walmart stores, Vista
inside Fred Meyer and Optical
on select military bases offering a variety of products and
services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
( has enabled young people most in need to achieve
great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more
than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through
Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities,
towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and
serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring
adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development
programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority
programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and
healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the
Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
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National Vision Inc.
Kristina Gross, 470-448-2355