CLIFTON, N.J., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Optical Academy is pleased to announce their continued partnership with the New York City Department of Education and Department of Health for the 2016-2017 school year. Since 2010, Optical Academy has been the fastest growing vison care company, providing onsite eye exams and eyewear for schools, communities and companies.
“Our partnership with New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) and Health (DOH) spans more than 6 years. In New York alone, we provide over 100,000 students with onsite eye exams and eyewear annually; helping each child grow and learn through proper eye health,” said Abby Ayoub, CEO.
New York City is one of the most fragile and diverse school systems in the US, and understands that all children need to have access to the best vision care to support its students. Optical Academy provides onsite vision services including communication at all levels – educators, administrators, children and their parents. Their communication is tailored to each audience, helping them understand the need for a comprehensive eye exam beyond a basic vision screening. Ayoub said, “Screenings are basic and commonplace across our nation’s schools. They often hurt more than help when compared to a proper eye exam because a screening cannot identify the unseen issues, such as color-blindness. Schools are going digital and educators using smart-boards and computers means a child who is color-blind can’t see all the colors and struggles to keep pace with their peers. That’s why Optical Academy brings eye exams, eyewear and labs to the schools of New York and other states. Having our lab onsite means children who are suffering don’t have to wait and they get them their glasses the same day without having to leave the school. The statistics say a lot about what needs to change in our schools and New York has been at the forefront in making a positive change…”
- 80% of what a child learns is through their eyes and before a child turns 12 years old.
- Over 90% of children needing glasses don’t have them or even know they need them.
- Over 25% of school aged children in the US have a severe vision problem that effects their learning and over 90% of these problems can be treated and corrected right onsite.
With the learning and expertise gained from their partnership with New York’s DOE and DOH, Optical Academy is now in conversations with similar organizations across the country. “We have changed the delivery of eye care locally. With the help of our partners, we listened, we learned and are now positioned to make a positive change, nationwide,” said Ayoub.
About Optical Academy
Optical Academy provides On-Site Eye Exams, Contact Lens Exams, and Eyewear at the comfort of your School-Site, Work-Site or Community Event. Eye care and Eyewear has never been more convenient and cost efficient. Eyewear mark-up is insanely high and we are here to be the community’s vision voice and eye care provider. Many organizations turn to us as their direct vision provider and partner. We will not stop delivering convenient eye care and eyewear until everyone can See a Beautiful Day, Every Day!
Media Contact: Shadia Richardson, Optical Academy, 1-800-530-2730, Shadia@Optical-Academy.com
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