Match Eyewear is teaming up with Vision Source and members of the optical community to support a relief effort bringing eye care to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
In the aftermath of the devastating tornado that killed at least 24 people and destroyed as many as 13,000 homes last Monday, opticians, ophthalmologists, optical retailers and eyewear companies, some just miles from the ravaged areas, have joined forced to organize a relief effort for those left in need. Spearheaded by Taylor Oliphant of Advanced Family Eyecare in Oklahoma City, a Vision Source practice, dozens of doctors have volunteered to participate and donations of equipment, medicine, protective goggles, lenses and frames have already been sent to Graceway Community Baptist Church in Moore from all over the US. Residents of the affected areas are invited to come in starting Tuesday, May 25th through Friday, May 31st for free eye care, including trauma treatment, eye exams, medications, lenses and frames.
Gregory Crews, Match’s Oklahoma Sales Consultant, will be on the scene in Moore to help set up the event and lend a hand all next week. ‘Match Eyewear is proud to support this admirable effort and help in any way possible,’ says Jonathan Pratt, CEO of Match Eyewear. ‘Based upon turnout by the community, we will continue to donate as many frames as necessary to replace what has been lost or destroyed. The victims of this tragedy are in all of our thoughts as we continue to hope for a rapid recovery.’