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LION Eye Group to Launch LION READS

READS is an acronym for Recycle, Educate, Advocate, Donate, Support.




(PRESS RELEASE) LION Eye Group, an alliance of independent optometry practices in New York, announces the formation of LION READS. LION READS is a not-for-profit currently under development, and is the undertaking of James Vena, retained CEO and interim executive operating partner of LION Eye Group. READS is an acronym for Recycle, Educate, Advocate, Donate, Support. Gail Correale, Committee Lead for Philanthropic and Charitable Giving will be making a formal announcement with more details in the coming weeks.

The mission of LION READS is to positively impact the lives of children facing economic injustice through literacy, by providing access to eye care and vision correction eyewear, promoting empowerment through education, and securing self-confidence for greater achievement.

It is important to the LION Eye Group to stay true to their brand, “Committed to Vision” is part of their tagline. As the LION Network continues to grow at a brisk pace, they are selecting partner vendors with similar value systems for advancement of the LION READS initiative.

  • RECYCLE– Repurpose eyewear and work with vendors who use earth friendly materials.
  • EDUCATE– Public awareness to detect when children are struggling with vision issues.
  • ADVOCATE– Work with vendors and organizations on behalf of at-risk youth.
  • DONATE– Free or reduced fees for children’s eyecare and eyewear.
  • SUPPORT– Financial assistance to literacy, educational, and mobile book programs.


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