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    PBA launches 2013 Most Beautiful Eyes Contest

    Chicago—Prevent Blindness America (PBA) officially has launched its “3rd Annual Most Beautiful Eyes Contest.” The contest allows children across the United States the chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship.

    From now through July 31, parents of children, ages 0 to 17, are encouraged to enter their child in the contest by submitting a photo to the PBA Facebook page. Only one contestant per Facebook account may be entered. The contest is sponsored by Marchon Eyewear, Real Kids Shades (RKS), Eagle Eye Optics, and Walters Golf. Marchon Eyewear will provide the $10,000 educational scholarship.

    From Aug. 1 to 31, the public will be encouraged to vote online for their choice of the child with the most beautiful eyes. Each contestant who receives the most votes from each state will advance to the second round of voting. All state winners will receive a free pair of RKS sunglasses and a copy of the children’s book “Jacob’s Eye Patch,” by Beth Kobliner Shaw and her 9-year-old son, Jacob.

    Once state winners are determined, a PBA celebrity panel of judges will select the national winner. The national winner and two family members will attend the PBA Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Chicago, where the $10,000 educational scholarship will be presented.

    For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, visit PBA online at preventblindness.org or call 800/331-2020.

    For more articles in this issue of Ophthalmology Times eReport, click here.


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