Suntech Optics and London Drugs support (TWECS) The Third World Eye Care Society Of Canada with its "Get Style and Give Sight" eye glasses donation campaign

    VANCOUVER, July 28 /CNW/ - Suntech Optics, producers of Infokus, a line
of readers eyewear, is teaming up with retail partner London Drugs and the
Third World Eye Care Society of Canada (TWECS) to launch the "Get Style and
Give Sight" Program. For every pair of Infokus reading glasses purchased at
London Drugs (68 locations) between July 29th and September 1st, 2008, one
pair of reading glasses will be donated to individuals in need in Third World
    James Murray, President and COO, Suntech Optics comments, "As an eyewear
supplier, we understand the importance of sight and when we were approached by
TWECS, we were all very moved by a story shared with us by Dr. Marina-Roma
March, President of this Canadian charity. She helped open our eyes to the
very important work that TWECS has been doing since 1995. TWECS
is a 100% volunteer Canadian charity in which every volunteer on an eye care
project pays for their own airfare and accommodations.
    Dr. Marina-Roma March told us many stories about how individuals had lost
their ability to work and support their families due to failing eyesight, but
with the simple gift of a pair of reading glasses their world literally
changed. Not only could they now provide economic support for their family,
they could also enjoy the simple pleasure of seeing the smiles of their
children or grandchildren. Over the past 13 years, the Third World Eye Care
Society of Canada has traveled to 12 countries around the world providing free
eye care and eye glasses and giving nearly 50,000 the gift of sight."
    "London Drugs is proud to be part of this important initiative," said
Wynne Powell, president of London Drugs. "We have learned from Dr. Marina-Roma
March, that through her missions in these third world countries, people can
now work and live better thanks to the donations of reading glasses from
Canadians. We hope our customers will take the opportunity to be part of the
"Get Style and Give Sight" campaign, resulting in brand new readers being
donated to people in need."

    Suntech Optics, the name behind one of Canada's leading eyewear companies
since 1990, has been providing an eye for style with its Infokus readers
collection. For more information about Infokus and Suntech Optics, please
visit and for more information regarding London Drugs,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: Pamela Kennedy, PK Communications, (416)
402-3364,; Kevin Greenwood, Suntech Optics, (604)
982-3378,; Wendy Hartley, London Drugs, (604)

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