The Eagles Eye Mobile (EEM) and Eagles Glasses Lab (EGL) leave today for a week of service road trip to provide free vision care to children at Eagles players' hometown schools from Philadelphia to Minnesota. Partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation, locally licensed doctors will be identified to provide full eye exams and if needed, glasses at every stop to local children in need.
- Monday, January 29 - Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL (Jake Elliott)
- Tuesday, January 30 – Horlick High School, Racine, WI (Chris Maragos)
- Wednesday, January 31 – Riverside High School, Milwaukee, WI (Brandon Brooks)
- Friday, February 2 – Horizon Middle School, Bismarck, ND (Carson Wentz)
"At the Eagles, we believe strongly that every child should have access to comprehensive eye care," said Christina Weiss Lurie, President Eagles Charitable Foundation and Eagles Social Responsibility. "If you can't see, you can't read. If you can't read, you can't learn. We're thrilled to partner with AMETEK Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, and Essilor Vision Foundation to be able to extend our services across the country on the road to Minnesota in honor of our wonderful players."
A signature program of the Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF), the Eagles Eye Mobile leverages the celebrity and excitement of the Philadelphia Eagles football team to capture the attention of the hardest-to-reach children in the greater Philadelphia region. One in four of all school children in the United States have a vision problem significant enough to affect learning, yet 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. Providing vision care in the region since 1996, ECF has traveled to more than 120 schools annually, reaching more than 81,000 children with more than 56,000 eyeglasses, eye exams, and follow-up care at no cost to the children and their families.