2013 – Hauppauge, NY – This year marks the 15th year that Santinelli International has provided state-of-the-art lens finishing equipment and had associates volunteer their time and skills for the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes vision screening program. Through these 15 years, the company has participated in over 375 events, fabricating tens of thousands of pairs of prescription eyewear distributed to the athletes with intellectual disabilities taking part in various state and local games.
The company confirms that they will continue with their commitment to provide the Santinelli equipment required for on-site fabrication and have its associates participate at the service of Special Olympics athletes. “The Opening Eyes program is one of the most significant philanthropic initiatives and organizations that we support and it one of the first major programs we’ve consistently partnered with through our 40 years in business”, said Gerard Santinelli, President & CEO. “I get tremendous feedback from our folks whenever they participate. Our associates genuinely look forward to these inspiring events and their interaction with these amazing athletes.”
###About Santinelli International
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, Santinelli International is the leading distributor of lens edging equipment in the United States, representing NIDEK machinery. The family-owned company is the current and four-time recipient of the EyeVote Award “Reader’s Choice” for Best Optical Equipment Company and the VCPN Products of the Decade Award.