“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank
Eye See You: Our Way of Giving Back
The power of a small business lies in the independence of its workers, uniqueness of its product assortment and the human-centered nature of its services. With such a close personal tie to their customers, small businesses directly feel the effects of social events and fluctuations. OGI Eyewear is here to help find a solution and help our customers to support independent optical communities during challenging times.
At OGI Eyewear, we stand for clear vision—which includes seeing when people around the world need our help. In May 2020, we started our Eye See You program to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the years since, it has evolved into a support channel for various humanitarian, health and social causes, both in the U.S. and globally.
OGI Eyewear Partners with Phillips Eye Institue in Support of Back-to-School Eye Care
It has been over a decade since OGI Eyewear became the exclusive eyewear provider for the Phillips Eye Institute’s mobile clinic providing glasses to the program for children in need. This year, on August 23rd, the Kirby Puckett Mobile Eye Clinic came to visit OGI’s offices. Over 700 pairs of OGI Eyewear brand frames were donated to help children start the school year on the right foot.
While OGI Eyewear participates in a variety of philanthropic initiatives through its Eye See You program, the partnership with Phillips Eye holds a special place. “With this partnership, we’re helping the kids down the block, the kids in the hometown that we love so much.” Greg Hodgson, Director of Operations at OGI Eyewear, speaks to this longstanding relationship.
As the exclusive eyewear provider for this project, OGI Eyewear gives these students the full shopping experience. Rather than being stuck with a limited selection that may not reflect each child’s individuality and spirit, they can browse OGI Eyewear’s varied styles and find just the right pair for their back-to-class look.
“OGI Eyewear’s mission has always been to create high-quality, eye-catching styles that amplify the wearers personality,” shared Hodgson, “so seeing young students find the perfect pair that does just that is a great moment of fulfilling our vision.”
Our past contributions
OGI Eyewear has a long history of supporting humanitarian, health, and social causes. View past activities from the Eye See You program and OGI Eyewear brands:
The Eye See You Program reinforces our commitment to build up communities with your help .