(L to R) The RetroSpex Band performed a set of Led Zeppelin songs performed by Steph Hamilton, Ashley Tatarsky, George Alexandrovich and Franz Dornstauder.
NEW YORK—Rock ‘n’ roll fans danced and sang along to some of their favorite tunes last Saturday night at Rock4Sight, the fundraising concert for ECN Purpose, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing both eye health education and connection to vision care to the underserved. The show, which took place at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, featured optical industry performers who volunteered their time and talent. With the support of corporate sponsors and revenue from ticket sales, the show raised $172,402 for ECN Purpose.

“ECN Purpose is so appreciative of the Rock4Sight sponsors and supporters,” said Aspasia Shappet, CEO and president of ECN Purpose. “A special shout out to National Vision, John Alofs, Bob Stein and Denise Mogil for their charitable spirit in making this night possible. The performances were fantastic by the generous industry musicians. It was entertaining and the tributes to The Blues Brothers, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin were awesome!

“Last year, the net proceeds from the Rock4Sight fundraiser purchased a vehicle,” Shappet noted. “This year, every dollar of the net proceeds is being employed to customize the vehicle into a fully functioning mobile unit for ECN Purpose’s Mobile Eye Health Program. It is because of the sponsor’s generosity we will be able to connect underserved individuals to vision care who may not otherwise have services available to them.

 MC Bill Gerber (l) introducing Punktum Remotum, a band composed of optometric students who performed a set of Fleetwood Mac hits.
 ECN Purpose staffers with mobile eye health van.
"This mobile unit will allow us to meet people where they are and safely provide care. We are so grateful for the industry’s support! Thank you to all the sponsors, coordinators, and the musicians for making this wonderful night possible,” Shappet said.

The following companies and organizations sponsored Rock4Sight:

Diamond Guitar Sponsor
● National Vision, Inc.
Premiere Media Sponsor
● Jobson Optical

Gold Guitar Sponsors
● Eyewear by R.O.I.
● Denise and Scott Mogil
● Stein Family Charity
● Karen Kane
● Case Optics
● Aerial Vision International (AVI)

Silver Sponsors
● L’Amy America
● Modo
● Colours by Alexander Julian
● M.C.Q.
● United Healthcare
● The McGee Group
● Marcolin
● Nouveau Eyewear (Walman)
● Bulova
● Eyewear Designs
● Zyloware
● Kirk Lauterback
● Ocuco
● D.I. Ware