Star Pupils Visa Credit Card- Gives The Gift Of Sight

Star Pupils- For The Gift Of Sight

CHICAGO (Jan. 10, 2011) – Star Pupils, the new children’s eye health and safety education program from Prevent Blindness America, is announcing the availability of the Star Pupils Capital One Visa Platinum credit card.  The credit card provides donations to the program through every purchase made with the Star Pupils Capital One Visa card.

Upon approval, the Star Pupils program will receive:

  • $50 donation with each card holder’s first purchase
  • 2 percent cash rewards on gas and grocery purchases
  • 1 percent cash rewards on all other purchases

Current Capital One card holders may also donate cash and/or their accrued rewards to the Star Pupils at the Capital One No Hassle Giving Site ( Capital One covers the transaction costs for every donation so that 100 percent of the donation goes to the Star Pupils program.

“The new Star Pupils credit card is a great way to help the 25 percent of school-age children who have some form of vision problem,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America.  “Just by making everyday purchases, we can help our children to see a brighter future.”

The Star Pupils program was launched in 2010 to help educate parents about the importance of maintaining their children’s eye health as well as stressing the link between vision and school performance.  Parents may simply log on to to receive free information on everything from common eye problems in children to how to make effective eye safety precautions. also houses a unique and easy-to-use comprehensive database for children’s vision care requirements for entering schools.

For more details or to sign up for the Star Pupils Capital One Platinum Visa, please go to For more information on children’s eye health, please visit or call (800) 331-2020.

About Prevent Blindness America

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.  Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research.  These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public.  Together with a network of affiliates, divisions and chapters, Prevent Blindness America is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America.  For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-800-331-2020. Or, visit us on the Web at or

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