25. January 2011 18:03
One of the leading manufacturers of contact lenses is expanding its sports initiative. According to the company, it has increased its Gear Up Grant by an additional $25,000 (£16,000).
The initiative’s aim is to promote knowledge about issues associated with eye care (and the relationship between appropriate vision and sports results in particular) among schoolchildren as well as to help them to obtain sports equipment. $2,500 Gear Up Grants to buy essential sports equipment and a year supply of CooperVision contact lenses are given to teenagers (aged 13 to 19) who have registered at a special website and are able to justify why they deserve to receive help.
Dennis Murphy, CooperVision’s president of the Americas region, explained that the further finding has been made available because of the success of the scheme. He added that the company was very excited that the impact of the grant money and contact lenses on the teams that were awarded the grant was so positive.
CooperVision manufactures several brands of contact lenses, including Crazy® Lenses, Expressions®, Frequency® and Proclear®.