Liberty Sport has proudly committed to renewing a global partnership agreement with Special Olympics, providing key support to the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes® (Opening Eyes) global vision care program. Through this renewed commitment to the eye health and vision care of individuals with intellectual disabilities, Liberty Sport will provide thousands of sports protective eyewear to participating Special Olympics athletes in an effort to ensure full protection - both on and off the field of play.
The Opening Eyes program is part of the Special Olympics global health platform made possible by support of the Golisano Foundation and key stakeholders such as Lions Clubs International Foundation. Opening Eyes provides Special Olympics athletes with vision examinations, prescription eyewear, and valuable referrals for follow-up care for all participating athletes. The global partnership renewal will allow more athletes with a chance to receive potentially sight-saving eyewear, while sensitizing the vision care professional community as to the importance of protecting the eyes of athletes during sports training and competition.In the last three years alone, over 8,000 Special Olympics athletes in over 80 nations have received protective sports eyewear from Liberty Sport, empowering athletes both on and off the field of play.