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Third Annual Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Raises Close to $140,000

Money Raised Will Go Directly To Fund Sight-Saving Services Of Prevent Blindness America

CHICAGO (Oct. 8, 2010) – Prevent Blindness America, the nation's oldest non-profit eye health and safety organization, is announcing the results of the third annual Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament.  The outing was held on Oct. 6, 2010 in conjunction with Vision Expo West at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.  Thanks to participants and sponsors, the tournament raised close to $140,000 to go towards programs and services of Prevent Blindness America. 

PGA swing coach and golf instructor, Matt Killen was on-hand to offer free tips to all of the golfers, sponsored by Transitions Optical, Inc.

Participating sponsors included Transitions Optical, Inc.,1-800-Contacts, Advantica Eyewear, AO Safety, Carl Zeiss Vision, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Definity, Essilor, Eyecare Business, First Vision Media, Gerber Coburn,  Hilco, Hoya Vision Care, Jobson,  Kenmark Group, Leybold Optics USA, Luxottica/EyeMed, National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), Pro Fit Optix, Quest Optical, Refac Optical Group, REM Eyewear, Satisloh, Shamir Insight, Signet Armorlite, SoloHealth, Sperian, Stereo Optical, U.S. Vision, Vision-Ease, Viva International, VSP Global, Walman Optical, Zyloware ,The Vision Council and the International Vision Expo/Reed Exhibitions.

“We want offer our profound thanks to all of our generous sponsors as well as our participants, who helped to make this tournament a complete success,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America.  “We also want to thank everyone on our planning committee including our committee chairperson, Dave Pierson.  Because of their dedication, the Third Annual Swing Fore Sight tournament was the most successful we have ever had!”

Prevent Blindness America offers congratulations to all the Swing Fore Sight tournament prize winners including the “First Place Foursome” from Advantica Eyewear, “Second Place Foursome” from Transitions Optical, Inc, and the “Third Place Foursome” from Satisloh.

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