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FGX International Celebrates World Sight Day By Announcing 17 Million Pairs Of Glasses Donated | Business


SMITHFIELD, RI – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 13, 2021–

FGX International, a leading designer and manufacturer of eyewear, celebrates 14 years of partnership with RestoringVision, the world’s largest supplier of non-profit reading glasses to those in need. Through this long-standing relationship, FGX has helped more than 17 million people living in poverty around the world see clearly and protect their eyesight through the RestoringVision eyewear delivery program.

“Uncorrected visual impairment is one of the most prevalent health problems in the world, and World Sight Day is a great time to draw attention to the needs of those who suffer from this problem on a daily basis,” he said. said Denna Singleton, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Portfolio Transformation. , FGX International. “As a leader in our industry, FGX International and our premier brand Foster Grant are proud to be able to make a difference by providing eyewear to poor communities through our continued partnership with RestoringVision. “

About 2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from uncorrected visual impairment, and for 500 million of them, reading glasses are a simple solution to correcting their problems and improving their quality of life. The FGX and RestoringVision partnership has impacted the lives of millions of people living in developing countries without access to available and affordable eyewear.

Over the past 14 years, FGX has made significant and consistent contributions through philanthropic giving programs, including:

  • Eyeglass donations: FGX is the largest contributor to RestoringVision to date, having donated over 17 million reading glasses and sunglasses which in turn have been delivered to people in need in 130 countries.
  • Cause marketing programs: FGX has developed programs that give away additional pairs of glasses every time a customer purchases, including:
    • Specifications for specifications: For each pair of glasses purchased on FosterGrant.com in the United States, FGX donates a pair of reading glasses directly to RestoringVision, which has a positive impact on the well-being and quality of life of those who receive them in poor communities.
    • Readers.com Causes Collection – RestoringVision collaborated with FGX to design a style of eyewear, The visionary, presented in the Causes collection. Every time an American customer purchases a pair of The Visionary glasses on Readers.com, a pair of reading glasses is offered at RestoringVision.

“We are proud to have been able to help over 17 million people to date in over 136 countries,” said Pelin Munis, Executive Director of RestoringVision. “FGX has been a valuable and constant partner in our crusade. Their donations have allowed us to significantly increase our capacity to support new, larger groups in developing countries. “

This World Sight Day announcement is part of a larger global campaign led by EssilorLuxottica to raise awareness about eye health and its mission to help people see more, be more, and live fully. Learn more about protecting your vision by visiting https://putvisionfirst.com/.

About FGX International

FGX International is a 100% subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica. FGX International is a leading designer and distributor of non-prescription sunglasses, optical frames and reading glasses with a portfolio of established and highly recognized eyewear brands, including our flagship brand, Foster Grant®. Our collection also includes Ryders®, Gargoyles®, Corinne McCormack®, Readers.com® and Sunglass Warehouse®. FGX International also holds licenses for brands such as Disney®, Steve Madden®, French Connection®, Reebok®, Ironman®, Dockers®, Nine West® and Panama Jack®. Based in Smithfield, Rhode Island in the United States, FGX International has additional offices located in New York and Indianapolis in the United States; Vancouver, Canada; Milan, Italy; Stoke-on-Trent, England; Chessington, England; Mexico City, Mexico and Shenzhen, China. For more information on FGX International, please visit www.fgxi.com.

About RestoringVision

RestoringVision is the world’s largest nonprofit provider of reading glasses for people in need living in poor communities around the world. Since 2003, RestoringVision has improved the lives of over 19 million people in over 136 countries and continues to impact millions of lives every year. To learn more and contribute, please visit www.RestoringVision.org.

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