ClearVision Optical makes it a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Staying true to its philosophy, this optical leader recently donated eyewear and lenses to a local family featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Grace and John Lutz of East Setauket, NY, were unable to have children when they decided to adopt. Over the course of their marriage, they adopted a total of 18 children including seven with Down syndrome. After Grace and John both passed away, the oldest daughter Kathleen moved back home to take care of her younger siblings. Soon after, Kathleen was unexpectedly diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her brother, John Jr., then moved back home to care for his sister and other six siblings. Kathleen is since now in stable health condition, but her and her brother work together as a team to care for the family.
In June 2010, the family was awarded a brand-new home as part of the upcoming Extreme Makeover show. Upon hearing of the Lutzes’ circumstances, ClearVision decided to provide eyewear and lenses for the entire Lutz family.
In addition to funding several charitable causes, ClearVision gives directly to the optical community by providing free eyewear that is used to help those who cannot afford eyecare but are in desperate need. Over the past few years, ClearVision and members of the Friedfeld family have been honored by countless charities, including Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank, AHRC and United Cerebral Palsy.
The Lutzes’ Makeover will air in the Fall of 2010 on ABC.
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
ClearVision Optical is a leader in the eyewear industry with an extensive portfolio of distinctive brand names. A privately held company, ClearVision currently designs and markets optical quality frames and sunglasses for BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Ocean Pacific, Jessica McClintock and Fisher-Price®, as well as Junction City and several other well known house brands. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout the United States and throughout 20 countries internationally. To learn more about ClearVision Optical, visit www.cvoptical.com.