Things suddenly became a lot more clear for some Four State residents. Lenscrafters held their annual Hometown Day at the Joplin Northpark Mall. Every year the company helps over 22,000 people nationwide get free glasses. These free eye exams are for people who can`t afford a costly exam. 31 individuals were selected today at the Joplin facility. Lenscrafters also teamed up with the Lions Club to help provide these eye exams and glasses. The event started at 8:00am and lasted until noon. Charla Mccullah - Joplin Lens Crafters "Watching anyone getting the gift of sight for the first time is really a neat thing. But the little kids are usually the best." The Gift of Sight Program also recycles used glass that are used overseas for less fortunate people.