The Prevent Blindness America Third Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament is quickly approaching.  The event will be held on Oct. 6, 2010 at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev., during Vision Expo West.  The goal of the event is to raise much-needed funds to support Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization.

In addition to the opportunity to play golf alongside top vision industry and business leaders, for the second year in a row, Transitions Optical, Inc. has secured PGA swing and golf instructor, Matt Killen as well as Gary Koch, former PGA TOUR® Professional and NBC Sportscaster, to assess each golfer’s swing and provide pointers free-of-charge.

Individual golfers may sign up for $625 or foursomes for $2,500. The tournament is a four-person scramble with awards being given for the low gross team, longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and more.

Sponsorships are still available.  Leading vision industry companies and corporations that have already signed on to sponsor the Swing Fore Sight event include Transitions Optical, Inc., 1-800-Contacts, Advantica Eyewear, AO Safety, Carl Zeiss Vision, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Definity, Essilor, Eyecare Business, First Vision Media, Gerber Coburn,  Hilco, Hoya Vision Care, Jobson,  Kenmark Group, Leybold Optics USA, Luxottica/EyeMed, National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), Pro Fit Optix, Quest Optical, Refac Optical Group, REM Eyewear, Satisloh, Shamir Insight, Signet Armorlite, SoloHealth, Sperian, Stereo Optical, U.S. Vision, Vision-Ease, Viva International, VSP Global, Walman Optical, Zyloware ,The Vision Council and the International Vision Expo/Reed Exhibitions.

“We want to invite everyone to come and enjoy a relaxing day on the golf course while supporting important, sight-saving programs,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America.  “And of course, we must thank our generous sponsors for helping us continue our mission of promoting a lifetime of healthy vision.”

For more information on the Prevent Blindness America Third Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Colleen Robbins at 312-363-6023 or crobbins@preventblindness.org.

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 preventblindness.org or facebook.com/preventblindness.