Miami Hispanic Families to Receive Free Vision Screenings from Transitions Optical at...

Miami Hispanic Families to Receive Free Vision Screenings from Transitions Optical at The American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud por Tu Familia(TM)

Transitions Optical partners with two local colleges to bring free vision screenings and share with Hispanic families how to Protect Their Eyes from the Dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation


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Pinellas Park, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 9, 2007–Transitions Optical, Inc. reinforces its commitment to Hispanic eye health and partners with Broward Community College and the Miami Dade College to provide free eye screenings at the American Diabetes Association’s health fair – Feria de Salud por Tu Familia(TM) . The fair which also gives attendees the opportunity to learn how to protect their eyes from the UV radiation, will take place Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Bayfront Park – Tina Hills Pavilion located in 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

“Partnering with eye care professionals from Broward Community College and the Miami Dade College, to provide fair participants free eye screenings and the opportunity to learn how to better care for their eyes, is of great importance for Transitions Optical because it allows us to reinforce our commitment to the communities which we serve and to interact directly with our Hispanics consumers increasing our knowledge about their eye health needs and challenges,” said Grady Lenski, director, marketing, North America, Transitions.

Transitions wants to highlight at the fair the importance of yearly eye exams, particularly since recent studies point out that while Hispanics still need to make a direct connection between the long term dangers that UV rays pose to the eyes.

“Exposure to ultra violet radiation over several years may lead to cataracts, however, other conditions may arise as well from too much exposure to UV rays,” said Dr. Madeline Romeu, O.D., F.A.A.O. “If a person is going to be exposed to sunlight, it is important not only to take care of their skin by wearing sun block but to wear the right kind of lenses to protect the eyes. Photocromic lenses like Transitions(R) lenses protect the eyes by blocking 100% of UV light.”

In general, Hispanics are predisposed in greater rates to certain eye ailments, such as cataracts – one in every five suffers from them – and early macular degeneration. Both conditions have been linked to extended exposure to UV rays from the sun, but can be identified early through an eye exam.

During a regular visit to a local and trusted eyecare professional, you can learn how to guard against this and other environmental factors, which can not only hinder eye sight, but also cause permanent eye damage and even blindness. Wearing photochromic lenses, like Transitions lenses, will block 100% of UV radiation by automatically adjusting from clear to sunglass-dark depending on the intensity of UV radiation. Transitions lenses also help to reduce painful and discomforting glare. This not only offers automatic UV protection, but also visual comfort to anyone who wears prescription glasses.

For more information about Transitions lenses or Transitions Optical’s Latino eye health educational initiatives, visit www.transitions.com/us/espanol.

About Transitions

Based in Pinellas Park, Florida, Transitions Optical, Inc., is the manufacturer of Transitions(R) lenses, the #1 eyecare professional-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. Transitions Optical has developed the world’s most advanced photochromic lens technology. Transitions lenses are available in the widest selection of lens designs, materials, and products.

Transitions lenses are the ideal choice for your everyday eyewear, because they are as good as a clear lens but better! They enhance visual quality, visual comfort, and provide convenient protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glare. They adjust automatically to changing light conditions—going from clear indoors to as dark as sunglasses in bright, glaring sunlight.

Transitions Optical owns and operates plants in the US (Pinellas Park), Ireland (Tuam), Brazil (Sumaré), ,Philippines (Laguna) and Thailand (Chonburi). Its sales offices are located in the US, Canada and other nations.

For more information about the company and about Transitions lenses visit http://transitions.com or contact a Transitions Optical Customer Service Representative at 1.800.848.1506 (US) or 877.254.2590 (Canada).

Miami Hispanic Families to Receive Free Vision Screenings from Transitions Optical at The American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud por Tu Familia(TM)