CHICAGO (Sept. 10, 2013) – Prevent Blindness America has announced the state winners of its 2013 “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest.” From June 24- July 31, parents were asked to submit a photo of their child, aged 17 or younger to the Prevent Blindness America Facebook page. From Aug. 1-31, members of the public were encouraged to go online and vote for their favorite entries once per day. The photo gallery of all state winners can be found at: http://www.preventblindness.org/2013-most-beautiful-eyes-state-contest-winners.
Eagle Eyes® Optics is a proud sponsor of this annual event. States Alan Mittelman, CEO/President of Eagle Eyes, “For this, our third year, our company is most honored to partake in this important annual event. Prevent Blindness America is a wonderful organization that continues to bring increased worldwide awareness to the importance of proper eye care and protection and starting at an early age. We commend their continuing efforts and congratulate the state winners.”
The national winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges that includes ORA-TV’s Larry King, “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw. The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, where the scholarship will be officially awarded.
“We want to congratulate all of those who participated by entering and placing their votes. This year, the Contest generated close to 50,000 online votes!” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “We hope everyone had a fun time as well as took a moment to remember the importance of healthy vision, especially for our kids.”
For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please visit preventblindness.org, facebook.com/preventblindness, or call (800) 331-2020.
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 and regional offices, 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.