Visionworks and Davis Vision in Year Two of National Sponsorship of American Diabetes Association's Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

October 11, 2016

SAN ANTONIO - Visionworks and Davis Vision are participating in the American Diabetes Association's (Association) Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes for the second year. The eyewear retailer and managed vision care provider will continue their support of the Association's walks by enlisting associates to promote the importance of healthy vision for people living with diabetes. Additionally, walk participants can pick up informational materials and special promotional coupons at Visionworks Healthy Vision Stations at more than 30 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes events throughout the U.S.

"Last year, we had several teams participating across the country to raise money and awareness for diabetes in their local communities. This year, we're taking it a step further and encouraging our employees and their families, company vendors, friends, and neighbors to join the cause and support our teams in their fundraising efforts nationwide," said Jim Eisen, president and CEO of HVHC Inc., and president of Visionworks. "We like that Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is a fun, healthy event that brings co-workers and their families together outside of work to help the American Diabetes Association stop diabetes and it's a cause our team is passionate about."

Visionworks and Davis Vision's goals are to educate and encourage both children and adults to get annual eye exams in an effort to protect their eyes and overall health. According to the American Diabetes Association, the leading cause of blindness in working-age American adults is diabetes. However, most people do not realize that a yearly eye exam is a critical component to regular diabetes care.

"This year, we are celebrating 25 years of our Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes events, which support our ongoing efforts to improve the lives of people with diabetes through research, advocacy, and education," said the American Diabetes Association Chief Development and Stewardship Officer Corey Gordon. "Our goal is to help the more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes, and the nearly 86 million Americans living with prediabetes. Thank you, Visionworks and Davis Vision, for your continued participation in Step Out and helping us share this valuable messageā€”annual eye exams are critical to diabetes care."

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is a family friendly event including music, food, kids' activities, local entertainment, and most importantly, the company of those who are passionate about the fight against diabetes. Register online at stepout.diabetes.org/ to support the millions of Americans living with diabetes.

At more than 700 locations across the country, Visionworks maintains a large selection of eyewear to promote healthy vision such as UV-treated lenses, polycarbonate impact-resistant lenses, polarized sun lenses, flexible frames, and Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events with Visionworks Healthy Vision Stations include:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Bridgewater, NJ
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lexington, KY
  • Long Island, NY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Memphis, TN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pheonix, AZ
  • San Antonio, TX
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tucson, AZ
  • West Palm Beach, FL

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop DiabetesĀ® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

About Visionworks

Visionworks is a leading provider of eye care services with more than 700 optical retail stores in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Whether in-store or online, Visionworks is committed to providing our customers with an excellent shopping experience and high quality products and services with the best value and selection in the industry. We offer famous fashion brands and our own exclusive brand frames, lenses, sunglasses and accessories along with leading technology in vision correction both in store and online. Our comprehensive service offerings include contact lens dispensing, in-store labs which provide one-hour service on many prescriptions at many locations and doctors of optometry at or next to every store. Visionworks also sells contact lenses online at visionworkscontacts.com. Visionworks is a wholly owned subsidiary of HVHC, Inc. For more information about Visionworks, visit www.visionworks.com.

About Davis Vision

Davis Vision's unique benefit structure through its state-of-the art labs, comprehensive provider network, key retail partnerships and exclusive collection of frames is why they are trusted by over 22 million members. Davis Vision members have access to a nationwide provider network of optometrists, ophthalmologists and dispensing locations at more than 55,000 points of access across the U.S. For more information about Davis Vision, visit www.DavisVision.com.

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