Local vision clinic provides Orlando community members with free eye health care

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The clinic, connected with Transitions Academy, aims to address the unmet needs of more than 80 local Pathlight HOME clients who may have otherwise lacked access to eye exams and glasses.

The clinic was staffed by a team of Foundation and Transitions personnel, Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board (in which members represent expertise in the largest and fastest-growing minority groups in the United States), and local Pathlight HOME volunteers. (Photo courtesy of OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation)

The clinic was staffed by a team of Foundation and Transitions personnel, Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board (in which members represent expertise in the largest and fastest-growing minority groups in the United States), and local Pathlight HOME volunteers. (Photo courtesy of OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation)

The second annual local vision clinic hosted by the North America affiliate of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation in partnership with Transitions was held last month in Orlando. The clinic aims to address the unmet needs of 83 local Pathlight HOME clients who may have otherwise lacked access to eye exams and glasses.

After last year’s clinic, seeing the positive role the comprehensive eye exams played in Orlando, Transitions and Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board wanted to provide the opportunity for the second year in a row.

“Seeing and realizing possibilities is at the core of what we do at Transitions,” said Jérôme Butez, Global VP of Marketing, Transitions.

“By seeing possibilities in others and helping wherever we can, we can create together a more generous and inclusive society where everyone can elevate him and herself. We were honored and proud to support with our best-in-class vision care capabilities the men and women of the Pathlight HOME community who are looking to transition into a new life full of possibilities.”

Leveraging the clinic model of OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, the vision clinic empowered those needing new glasses to receive their newly prescribed, quality eyewear on-site. The clinic was staffed by a team of Foundation and Transitions personnel, Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board (in which members represent expertise in the largest and fastest-growing minority groups in the United States), and local Pathlight HOME volunteers.

“Good vision has the power to help us learn better, keep us safe and promote a more inclusive society,” said Becky Palm, Executive Director, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation North America. “It’s our privilege to partner with Transitions to ensure that underserved patients in the Orlando area are able to access the eye exams and glasses they need.”

To learn more about the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation and how to get involved, visit www.onesight.essilorluxottica.com

About the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation

The North America affiliate of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, registered in the United States. This regional affiliate supports the goals of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, a French registered charitable organization (endowment fund) reflecting the commitment and values of EssilorLuxottica to contribute to eliminating uncorrected poor vision in a generation. It is headquartered at 147 rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-Le-Pont, France. https://onesight.essilorluxottica.com/

About the Transitions® Brand

Transitions® eyeglass lenses and shields set new standards of advanced performance to provide ever increasing visual comfort and optimum harmful blue light protection, and always blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Product leadership, consumer focus, and operational excellence have made the Transitions® brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics. www.transitions.com

About Pathlight HOME

Pathlight HOME was founded in 1992 to uplift men and women who have experienced the overwhelming challenges of homelessness and poverty. Since its inception, Pathlight has helped house more than 7,000 individuals in Central Florida. Annually, more than 600 residents receive safe, dignified housing and supportive services. The organization is Central Florida’s first and largest provider of permanent supportive housing. Core programs and services include permanent and affordable housing, career training, a community resource center and several social enterprises that help sustain its mission. Learn more at www.pathlighthome.org

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