Legislator Lafazan, OPTYX New York Eye-Care 
Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International and Essilor Vision Foundation Partner to Host “Gift of Sight Day”

Gift of sight program launched by OPTYX & partners

Woodbury, NY – May 5, 2021

(WOODBURY, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) is partnering with OPTYX New York Eye Care, Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International, and Essilor Vision Foundation to provide complimentary eye exams, frames and lenses, for those in need during “Gift of Sight Day.”

“Providing young people with access to affordable, preventative eye care sets the foundation for a lifetime of practices that promote good eye health and prevent vision impairments,” Legislator Lafazan said. “I am honored to partner with these local stakeholders on this effort to ensure financial hardship is never an obstacle to receiving routine care.”

One in four children in the United States has a vision problem that affects their ability to learn, and many don’t have access to the vision care they need. In an effort to help bridge the gap, OPTYX  New York Eye-Care, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan and Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International, are partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation to participate in the Changing Life through Lenses™ program.

 “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”  OPTYX Owner, Harvey Ross “We hope to expand this program to our NYC locations all the way to OPTYX East Hampton” 12 million kids in the U.S. need vision care and over half of them will live with blurred vision in 2021, which affects their ability to learn.

WHO: OPTYX New York Eye-Care Boutiques

WHAT: Gift Of Sight Day

WHEN:  May12, 2021 12-2:30 -3:30-5PM

WHERE: OPTYX Woodbury Village 7947, Jericho TPKE Woodbury, NY

“Essilor and 21st Century are proud to be able to support Optyx and the people of our local community by improving their sight and their lives”, says Loic Anne, 21st Century Laboratory

“Both our brands connect when it comes to giving back to the community. We have been working with Optyx for a few years now, and special events like these create longer-lasting partnerships”, said Emmett Laffey, BHHS Laffey’s CEO

Additional partners include: Long Island Cares, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, Oyster Bay Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, and The Oyster Bay Life Enrichment Center.

Contact: Ingrid Dodd @Ingrid DoddPR  516-503-3971

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About Optyx: From Manhattan to the Hamptons, OPTYX Specializes in eye exams, contact lens fittings, and dry eye treatment to name a few.  The skilled Optometrists and Opticians on staff also take great care in making sure their patients eye sight is of the utmost importance, all while styling them with frames that will make them look and feel like smashing success.

Optyx is a full service eye care boutique that carries eyeglasses and sunglasses for every style. The finishing touch to the best-dressed outfit starts at Optyx with eyewear. Luxury Eyewear since 1971.  OPTYX.com

About Essilor Vision Foundation; We strive to give children a brighter future by helping them see the world more clearly. Since 2007, the Essilor Vision Foundation has provided more than 500,000 pairs of eyeglasses to individuals in need. The Essilor Vision Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public, non-profit organization, based in Dallas, Texas, committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences. To learn more or to donate, visit Essilor Vision Foundation at www.evfusa.org/ 1-866-385-0447.

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