Community Responsibility


We partner with key philanthropic organizations. For four years Spex has presented Little City Foundation’s annual spring fundraiser, “Seeing Hope Together.” The poker and casino games evening is becoming a must-attend, gaming for a cause event. Our sole, presenting sponsorship has helped Little City raise over $400k+ for their noble works in assisting children and young adults manage autism and other developmental disabilities.

In 2016 we continued our seventh year of co-sponsorship of the Eversight Illinois (formerly Illinois Eye-Bank) fundraising ‘gift of sight’ gala held annually at The Peninsula Chicago. Their core mission of sight restoration merits our support in spreading the word about corneal transplantation.

When our vision sees a need our ‘Spexsters’ step up! In 2013 and 2014 Spex doctors, opticians, and home office team members engaged By The Hand Club For Kids, a Chicago-based after school program, to offer no cost eye exams and free eyewear to children and young adults that needed professional eye care services. We remain delighted to partner with By The Hand. To date, the partnership has helped children — literally, see a brighter future, through the distribution of over 300+ new eyeglasses.