News 12 Visits OPTYX Woodbury Village As They Give The Gift of 20/20 in 2020

Elisa DiStefano and Elizabeth Hashagen

“The Perfect Year In Sight”

News 12 Long Island was on site at our Woodbury Village location for the inaugural Gift of Sight Program, hosted by OPTYX, where Bradley a 9 year old boy in remission from Leukemia, was one of the recipients of an eye-exam, frames and lenses.

According to the American Optometric Association, one in four children in the United States has a vision problem that goes undetected, and affects their ability to learn. Many don’t have access to the vision care they need to properly diagnose eye health issues.

In an effort to help bridge the gap, OPTYX and Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International,  are partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation to participate in the Changing Life through Lenses™ program. This program provides lenses and lab services at no cost, enabling OPTYX to enhance its charitable giving. Berkshire Hathaway Laffey, a local realtor, recently brought children from the Stonybrook Childrens Hospital to the OPTYX Woodbury Village location for complimentary eye-exams, frames and lenses.

OPTYX is proud to offer this program, through our partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation to bring awareness and vision services to children in need in our community,” says Dr Law. “The Changing Life through Lenses™ program gives us the tools we need to truly make a difference.”

 “We strive to give children in our community a brighter future by helping them see the world more clearly – our eyes are the most precious gifts we have” says OPTYX Owner, Harvey Ross “We are thrilled to expand this program to our NYC locations all the way to OPTYX East Hampton” 

OPTYX will offer eye exams and glasses through the Changing Life Through Lenses™ program at different OPTYX locations, from NYC to the Hamptons. No-cost vision services will only be offered through select non-profit organizations. While we realize there is an overwhelming need for vision services in the community, charitable services are limited based on eligibility and restricted to predetermined community outreach.

“Vision is an invisible problem; unlike hunger or tooth decay, children are often unable to self-identify that their vision is impaired,” explains Kim Schuy, President of Essilor Vision Foundation. “By participating in the Changing Lives through Lenses™ program, OPTYX is taking an active role in advocating for the children in their community.”

Without charitable eye doctors, millions of children across the United States would be unable to obtain vision services. The Changing Life through Lenses™ program allows eye doctors to make a significant impact in their communities at no cost to them or those they help.

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