The Eagles are world champions in more ways than one. Sure, they brought home the Vince Lombardi trophy for winning the Big Game, but off the field they’re championing vision care for uninsured and under-insured children in Greater Philadelphia. The Eagles Charitable Foundation has been providing free vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses since 1996.
Shortly after being selected by the Eagles in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, offensive lineman Jermane Mayberry, made it his mission to help area children with their eye care. He had suffered from an underdeveloped optic nerve in his left eye as a youth, so he knew first-hand how debilitating it can be for a child to suffer from an eye condition. As a result, his desire to help those in need inspired the creation of the Eagles Eye Mobile.
The Eagles Eye Mobile and Eye Glasses Lab travels to more than 120 schools each year. Since 1996, the program has benefited more than 81,000 children and distributed more than 56,000 glasses. And Bell Ophthalmic is a proud part of that team, providing technical support to the Eagles Eye Mobile over the years.
If you’d like to donate to the program, check out the Eagles Charitable Foundation.