Women’s Health magazine and fashion designer, Steven Alan have partnered to create a pair of exclusive, limited-edition sunglasses for charity. Duality functionality, saving your eyesight with UV protected lenses and helping others. Steven Alan Optical will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to Eye Care America, a public service program that provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to medically underserved seniors who qualify.
The Agnes in Aqua Stripe was specifically designed in collaboration with Women’s Health Magazine to promote eye care awareness. A large dramatic cat eye frame, the Women’s Health Agnes features 100% UVA/UVB olive gradient lenses designed to protect the entire eye from harmful sun rays.
Fewer than 10 percent of people realize it’s critical to safeguard their eyes. “That whole area is vulnerable to UV rays,” says Anne Sumers, M.D., of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). “We’re seeing more cases of eye sunburn, more people with damage to the whites of the eyes, and more cancers in and around the eye.
“Our optical line provided a great opportunity for a philanthropic collaboration; Women’s Health focuses on health and lifestyle, and with such a large audience they’re the perfect partner to help us also reach our donation goal to EyeCare America.” –Steven Alan
About EyeCare America
Established in 1985, EyeCare America, is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It is committed to the preservation of sight, and accomplishes this mission through public service and education. EyeCare America provides year-round eye care services to medically underserved seniors and those at increased risk for eye disease. More than 90 percent of the care made available is provided by volunteer ophthalmologists at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. The program has helped more than 1.8 million people since its inception, and is co-sponsored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., with additional support provided by Alcon and Genentech. More information can be found at www.eyecareamerica.org.