Fight For The Right of Sight: VonZipper Eyewear Launches Charity For Clarity
Irvine, CA, April 7, 2010—VonZipper Eyewear celebrates their 10 Year Anniversary and the official launch of their 2010 Optical Collection—which debuted to buyers and media at the VEE Show in New York—with a new quest to give back by giving the gift of sight to those in need. In partnership with Physicians for Peace, VonZipper will use the One for One model to donate one optical frame for every optical frame sold from their collection.
“We are a company based on daydreams and the belief in them coming true, so we are excited to bring our program “Charity for Clarity” to life,” says Founder Greg (GT) Tomlinson. “Once the wheels started turning we realized: What’s better then giving the gift of sight to those in need? We are thankful to Physicians for Peace for helping make this dream a reality as we feel it is important to share our success, give something back and change a life forever.”
VonZipper’s 2010 Optical Collection is aimed at the optical and boutique specialty market and is priced to be accessible to many consumers. Styles range from: geek chic contemporary looks juxtaposed with renegade sheik/Royal Tannenbaumesque fashion-forward frames and more. With no stone left unturned, the new optical line calls all Retina Revolutionaries to join VZ and Physicians for Peace in the fight to help those who need it most.
“Ninety percent of the world’s blind people live in developing countries,” said Ron Sconyers, President and CEO of Physicians for Peace. “Most of these cases are treatable or preventable through the simple gift of a pair of glasses. Through our new partnership with VonZipper, our Seeing Clearly program will certainly ramp up the amount of patients we are able to reach, providing them with the opportunity to live full, productive lives.”
Physicians for Peace goes above the call of duty in more than 20 developing countries such as Philippines, Honduras and Haiti; where they implement their Seeing Clearly program. The program provides access to quality eye care services and surgical care to reduce the high incidence of preventable blindness. With VonZipper’s donations Physicians for Peace is able to provide prescription glasses to children and adults in underprivileged communities.
VonZipper is about lifestyle and personality. Our mission to develop, design and deliver premium products to the alternative mindset through participation in the sideways subculture. Everything we do is a refection of relationships; from employees and team riders, to our retailers and their customers. We bring smiles to faces and touch people with our positive declarations of rebellion. For more information on VonZipper please visit www.vonzipper.com
About Physicians for Peace
Physicians for Peace is an international private voluntary organization that mobilizes healthcare educators to assist developing nations with unmet medical needs and scarce resources. Through effective, hands-on medical education and training, clinical care and donated medical supplies, Physicians for Peace creates long-term, sustainable, replicable, and evidence-based projects to help partner nations build medical capability and capacity to help themselves. Volunteers for the 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization have conducted medical missions in more than 50 countries.
With its headquarters in Norfolk, Va., Physicians for Peace has programs in 22 countries and offices in Manila, the Philippines and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 2009, the organization celebrated its 20th Anniversary. For more information, go to: www.physiciansforpeace.org
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