The McGee Group, a family-owned, American eyewear company specializing in the design and manufacturing of eyewear, sunglasses, readers and cases, is marking its 40th anniversary this year. The company has reinforced its commitment to breast cancer research by supporting the Vera Bradley Foundation and its own extensive support of the work to find a cure.

(Top) Andrea P. is an oversized silhouette with an uplift that also features a vertical metal décor piece and metal foil logo on its temple. In addition to Happiness Returns Pink, it also is available in Black Bandana Medallion and Rose Toile. (Bottom) Kim H. is an aviator frame with a metal end piece décor. It’s available in Happiness Returns Pink and Black Bandana Medallion.

To help raise awareness and funding for the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer, Vera Bradley designs a series of unique patterns every year. The specialty patterns are then applied to a number of products including bags, accessories and eyewear. The McGee Group designs eyewear each year that incorporate the latest Vera Bradley Foundation patterns and releases them into its product offering every October.

In the 2022 edition of its exclusive lineup of eyewear benefitting the cause, The McGee Group has been featuring three new frames, each one highlighting the Happiness Returns Pink pattern as well as other coloring options.

Vera Bradley launched its efforts to raise money for breast cancer research in 1993, and it has secured nearly $35 million in contributions during the past 25 years. Researchers at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind., collaborate and lead clinical trials with researchers nationwide. They are focused on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer.

Cheryl P., available in Black Bandana Medallion and Rose Toile, is named for a beloved member of The McGee Group staff who is a breast cancer survivor. The petite frame features polarized lenses and a small metal décor piece with recessed enameling.

Based in Marietta, Ga., The McGee Group, celebrating 40-plus years since its inception in 1976, markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear, reading glasses and cases to all customer groups throughout North America and many international markets including eyecare professionals, distributors, large optical chains, mass merchants and department stores.