Mia HammSoccer star signs autographs, meets fans during event in Gurnee, IllinoisRAMSEY, MINN. (Sept, 2014) – On Saturday, Coppertone Polarized Lenses brand ambassador and U.S. soccer legend Mia Hamm greeted hundreds of fans at Visionworks inside Gurnee Mills Mall in Gurnee, Illinois. The event, co-sponsored by Visionworks and Vision-Ease Lens, featured autographs and photo opportunities for soccer fans.

The event ran 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with some fans lining up as early as 7 a.m. In addition to signing photographs, Hamm autographed soccer balls, cleats and jerseys, and a poster for a local girls’ soccer team. More than 400 people attended the event and Hamm personally met 350; the remaining attendees received pre-signed photos as keepsakes.

“We were overwhelmed with the response to this event. It was wonderful to see so many people be able to meet Mia, from those who remember watching her Olympic wins live to youth soccer players who see her a role model,” said Kari Knapp, senior marketing manager at Vision-Ease Lens. “We are thankful to Visionworks for their partnership in this event.”

About Vision-Ease Lens

Headquartered in Ramsey, Minn., Vision-Ease Lens is a manufacturer of quality ophthalmic lenses including LifeRx® and ChangeRx light-responsive lenses, SunRx and Coppertone® polarized lenses, and Novel and Novella progressive line-free lenses. Vision-Ease Lens products are sold through independent opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists, as well as many retail chains and dispensing markets across the country. For more information about Vision-Ease Lens and its products, visit www.vision-ease.com.