Mineola, New York — Match Eyewear announces the signing of Danny Gokey, country/pop artist and philanthropist for distribution of prescription eyewear with an “edge”. The collection will highlight Danny’s personal flair with 12 styles set for initial launch in March 2012.

The collaboration between Match Eyewear and Danny began in 2010 sparked by his love of fashion eyewear.
“It has been a dream of mine to create my own brand of fashion frames” says Danny, “I have been impressed with Match Eyewear’s designs and quality and see them as the perfect partner.”

The Danny Gokey Eyewear collection will further diversify Match Eyewear’s brand assortment by delivering trend-setting designs influenced by Danny’s sense of style and personal brand of music. “We are excited to establish a partnership with Danny.” states Ethan Goodman, President of Match Eyewear. “It has been fun developing this collection with Danny and it’s refreshing to work with an artist with so much passion for eyewear.”

Danny will be making a special appearance at Vision Expo East 2012 in New York to premiere the Danny Gokey Eyewear collection. Danny will be signing autographs and taking photos at the Match Eyewear booth during the exhibit.

Best known for his third place finish on season eight of “American Idol”, Danny Gokey’s music shares the spotlight with Sophia’s Heart which helps children in need. He continues to tour the country most recently with Grammy Award winning artist Taylor Swift and in February 2012, the Danny Gokey 2nd Annual Cruise to benefit Sophia’s Heart will take sail to Cozumel and Key West with Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts as a special guest.

Celebrating 10 years in business, Match Eyewear is a New York based designer and manufacturer of quality Italian eyewear. Match Eyewear’s family of brands include: Adrienne Vittadini, Helium Paris, Float Milan, Float Kids, Aero by Float and Match Eyewear.