Prevent Blindness America Names State Winners of 
Most Beautiful Eyes Contest

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 National Winner, to be Announced Nov. 2, to Receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship –

CHICAGO (Oct. 22, 2012) – Prevent Blindness America has announced the state winners of its “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest.”  From June 25- 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 entries with the highest number of votes per state received a certificate and a voucher for a free pair of Eagle Eyes® Optics Rock-It™ Sunglasses for Kids, as well as a kids’ Fisher® Space Pen.  State winners then advanced to the final round of judging for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship.  A photo gallery of all state winners can be found at: www.preventblindness.org/2012-most-beautiful-eyes-state-contest-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 and legendary performer, Barbara Eden.  The national winner and two family members will enjoy a trip to Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, where the scholarship will be officially awarded.  The scholarship prize has been made available by Marchon Eyewear.

“Congratulations to all of our state winners of the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest!  Together, we helped raise awareness for the importance of healthy vision for children,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “And, we want to thank all of our program sponsors for helping to make this fun and exciting contest possible, including Marchon Eyewear, Real Kids Shades (RKS), Eagle Eyes Optics and Walters Golf.”

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 Prevent Blindness America at (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.

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