Guinness World Record™ Attempt

Be a part of history at
Optometry’s Meeting®!


Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation, The Vision Council, The American Optometric Student Association and Essilor of America are aiming to make history at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting® in Seattle, Washington, by breaking a Guinness World Record™ for “the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.”

The event will be held Thursday, June 25, during the 24th Annual Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™!

“We are holding this event, in part, to celebrate ‘National Sunglasses Day,’ June 27, and to bring awareness to the dangers of UV light on the visual system,” said Mike Daley, CEO of The Vision Council and board member of Optometry Cares.

So grab a friend, pick up a pair of sunglasses and help raise awareness for the importance of eye and vision care!

A special THANK YOU to The Vision Council for providing the exclusive Guinness World Record™ sunglasses and to the 24th Annual Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl for letting us hold this exciting record attempt during their event!

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If you have any questions about this fantastic event, please contact Rebecca Hildebrand at 314-983-4154, or via email,


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