Shamir goes mobile, volunteering mobile laboratories to test and fit eyeglasses for Ukrainian refugees.
On March 29, 2022, the employees of the Shamir Group in various countries volunteered their services to provide aid to Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw. Through their mobile laboratories, they can provide testing and fitting services to the refugees.
The mobile laboratories are equipped with the latest technology to produce advanced lenses and lens coatings. They can fit up to 150 pairs of glasses per day. Three facilities were established at the site, including a reception complex, a complex for selecting glasses frames and a mobile laboratory for production.
Shamir Optics' delegation in Poland consists of 16 of the company's employees from Israel, (including former immigrants from Ukraine) who volunteer together with other workers from Portugal, Poland, and France all for the benefit of the refugees led by Nir Shmuel, Shamir Group COO & Ronen Tsur Shamir Poland GM, Luis Feijo Shamir Portugal GM.
The mobile laboratories located in the Patk Expo Complex in Warsaw, serves as a center for refugees from Ukraine where more than 8000 refugees stay on average every day.
The refugees, children and adults arrive at the site where a vision test is performed to adjust the type of lenses, they then choose a frame for the glasses and before the end of the day, they receive ready-made glasses.
The thousands of frames brought to Poland were donated from Israel by leading companies such as Opticana along with many others in addition to donations made by customers of Shamir companies in Portugal, Spain, Germany, UK, and the Netherlands.