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Donation to The Gift of Reading


Optometric Services Inc. (OSI), Canadas Largest Network of Optometrists, and Johnson and Johnson Vision Care (JJVC), manufacturers of Acuvue brand contact lenses, are proud to have been able to make a contribution to the project The Gift of Reading from the Literacy Foundation.

During the Reading is Cool promotion (September 1 to November 30, 2006), patients that purchased either 4, 8 or 12 boxes of Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses received a $20 gift-certificate redeemable at Chapters-Indigo-Coles bookstores. For each gift-certificate that was given, a portion was donated to the project The Gift of Reading from the Literacy Foundation, for an accumulated sum of more than $ 4,000.

The check was remitted at the Literacy Foundations offices on February 15, 2007. Pictured are (from left to right): Mr. Carl Baillargeon, Marketing and Advertising Director for OSI, Ms. Sylvie Trolo, Marketing Account Manager for OSI, Ms. Maryse Perreault, President and Chief Executive Officer for The Literacy Foundation, Mr. Chris Simms, National Accounts Business Director for JJVC and Michael Duench, Key Account Manager for JJVC.

Since the beginning of the Reading is Cool Promotion, OSI and JJVC have given a total amount of more than $14 000 to the Literacy Foundation.

For further information on The Gift of Reading, visit the Prevention section of the Literacy Foundations site at www.fqa.qc.ca.

About Optometric Services Inc.:
Founded in Montral, Qubec, in 1983, Optometric Services Inc. (OSI) is Canadas Largest Network of Eyecare Providers, connecting 1,450 optometrists practicing in 725 clinics across the country. OSI operates as a multiservice group providing its members with volume discounts, advertising and marketing services, specialized computer software and support, as well as accredited continuing education courses. The company has a workforce of 85 and is located in Montral (Nuns Island).

Contact :
Carl Baillargeon
Marketing and Advertising DirectorTelephone: (514) 762-2020 / 1 (800) 363-4096
Optometric Services Inc. (OSI)Email: cbaillargeon@opto.com www.opto.com


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