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Prevent Blindness Ohio
Stacie Lehman
Phone: 800-301-2020 ext. 119


- National Winner to Receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship-



Columbus,  OH (Sept.13, 2013) –Prevent Blindness Ohio is pleased to announce that  Eaton resident  Brielle Hamilton has been voted “Most Beautiful Eyes” for the state of  Ohio.  Through the national contest by Prevent Blindness America, Hamilton received the highest number of online votes between Aug. 1-31, 2013.  The photo gallery of all state winners can be found at:

Hamilton and all state winners will receive a free pair of Real Kids Shades (RKS)sunglasses and a copy of the new book, “Jacob’s Eye Patch”by Beth Kobliner Shaw and Jacob Shaw.  All state winners advance to the final round of judging for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship from Marchon Eyewear. Additional contest sponsors include Eagle Eyes® Opticsand Walters Golf.


The national winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges that includes ORA-TV’s Larry King, “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw.  The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, where the scholarship will be officially awarded. 


“We want to congratulate Brielle Hamilton and all of those who participated by entering and placing their votes,” said Sherry Williams, President & CEO Prevent Blindness Ohio. “We hope everyone had a fun time as well as took a moment to remember the importance of healthy vision, especially for our kids.” 

For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please visit,, or call (800) 301-2020 ext. 105.


About Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957, is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country’s second-oldest national voluntary health organization. For more information or to make a donation call 800-301-2020 or visit us on the web at





Nine-month old Brielle Hamilton from Eaton, Ohio was chosen as the 2013 state winner of the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest sponsored by Prevent Blindness America.