While much of the optical world will be zeroing in on Vegas for Vision Expo West, Sàfilo Group’s attention will be eastward bound—far eastward, in Shanghai. Once again, Sàfilo will be lending themselves to a good cause for the October 2007 Special Olympics World Games, where 7,500 Special Olympics athletes from 165 countries compete in Olympics-type sports. Sàfilo is a global supplier for the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs Inter-national Opening Eyes vision program. Opening Eyes, part of the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes public health initiative, is the largest program in the world dedicated to providing vision care for the global population with intellectual disabilities. Sàfilo has become a crucial player in the game by providing important ophthalmic supplies for the program and delivering ophthalmic frames and sunglasses to Special Olympics events.   

 —Melissa Arkin