CLIFTON, N.J., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Please watch us LIVE, UNEDITED and UNFILTERED to see why we call it Magical Chaos!
At first, you will see a beautiful community, educators and families coming together, laughing, enjoying eye exams, freedom, safety, food, and beautiful faces with beautifully designed eyewear and, finally, all walking out with their eyewear and being able to see a beautiful day, every day!
What you won’t see in this video is the three women who have blood behind their eyes because of domestic physical abuse. You won’t see the two children who have endured abuse. You won’t see the two children who are legally blind. We saw these people, through their eyes. They came to us at our community events and we were able to treat them, and in some cases correct their vision. They would never have been allowed to be seen by an eye care professional because the abuser would not have allowed it. But because we held an event in the child’s school, they had access to high-quality care.
You won’t see the child who walked around for four years with a lens he found and carried, using it when he needed to see in his right eye because his family could not afford to get him an eye exam and glasses. You won’t see the father that cried with joy because we supplied his whole family with eye exams and glasses he couldn’t pay for because he can’t get a job because he is ill. You won’t see the 20 children that say they want to work for the Optical Academy when they grow up because we are nice. You won’t see the families that have become friends and look to us for more than just eye care. There are many many things you won’t see in our Magical Chaos, but we do! We see it, we examine it, and we treat it, right ON-SITE!
Optical Academy has the humble opportunity to help a community in one day. We see and treat what most eye care professionals do not see in their whole career! We will see the community that will never step a foot into a private practice for MANY reasons! Do you want to know why? Because they feel they cannot communicate, whether because of a language barrier, trauma, lack of money, not knowing where to go or what to say, or simply that they have no time.
THIS IS WHY WE WILL NOT STOP DELIVERING ON-SITE EYECARE AND EYEWEAR IN THE PLACES OUR COMMUNITY NEED IT MOST, WHERE THEY CAN FEEL SAFE AND CARED FOR!
“WE MET, RUBBED SHOULDERS AND PROVIDED A SAFE HAVEN FOR A VARIETY OF FAMILIES. OVER 80% OF THE PEOPLE WE EXAMINED NEEDED EYEWEAR… THAT’S AWESOME!!! IMAGINE THAT COMMUNITY WITHOUT OPTICAL ACADEMY, BECAUSE I CAN’T. IT MAY SEEM RAW BUT THAT’S HOW ITS HANDED TO US AND THAT’S HOW WE HANDLE WHAT WE DO ON A DAY IN AND DAY OUT BASIS. YOU PUT ALL YOUR PROBLEMS ASIDE WHEN YOU SEE AN URGENCY UNFOLD RIGHT IN FRONT YOU. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING AND ASSISTING IN COORDINATING THIS EVENT AND NEVER IN MANY YEARS OF WORKING MANY PLACES HAVE I BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE FRUITS OF MY LABOR RESULT IN SUCH A POSITIVE OUTCOME AND EFFECT SO MANY FAMILIES. I CAN’T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!” – DEMETRIUS DIAZ EVENT COORDINATOR
Community Leaders & Organizations interested in coordinating On-site Eye Exams & Eyewear with the Optical Academy can sign up directly by visiting online at www.optical-academy.com/on-site-events/ or by calling
To view this video on YouTube, please visit: https://youtu.be/vLHw0pcykQI
Media Contact: Abby Ayoub, Optical Academy, Ext 3030, Abby@Optical-Academy.com
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