What’s New At Metro: Looking Forward With 2020 Vision

The ball has dropped, the confetti has settled, but our Vision For 2020 is full speed ahead: to continue building upon the legacy of our founder, who opened the original Metro Optics in 1978 (still thriving in Parkchester!) to serve a growing Bronx with personalized, knowledgeable eye care, the latest in high-quality eyewear, and a community focus. What’s New in 2020 Our Original Home Is Getting A Makeover!Our first location at 1332 Metropolitan Ave. is undergoing a complete renovation to better serve our patients. A heated Mobile Unit is parked right outside the storefront with staff available Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm to dispense & service eyewear, contact lens pickups, & more. Complimentary transportation is also available to our other locations for complete eye care services including eye exams, special testing and selecting new glasses. Renovations are anticipated to be completed in mid-late February. While that location is under construction, we are taking every possible step to alleviate friction for our patients as we work to debut our new 2020 look ASAP.

New At Metro: Enhanced Eye TestingWe now offer Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which produces a highly detailed image of the layers of each retina in under 60 seconds. Along with Fundus photography – another recent addition to our suite of available special testing – these visuals provide your doctor with an in-depth view of key areas of the eye, in order to identify signs of developing eye disease in early stages (when treatment is most effective). These images will be saved to your records, allowing the doctor to compare any changes in your eye from visit to visit. Now Available: EnChromaEnChroma lens technology is engineered to enhance the ability of those with color deficiency (commonly referred to as “color blindness”) to see more of the broad spectrum of bright color. Learn more about the lenses here, and how they can help certain patients.Not sure if your vision is color deficient? Take their test. Overdue For Your Eye Exam?Request An Appointment Launching Soon: Our Contact Lens Recycling Program!Starting in February 2020 at all of our locations, you will be able to drop off the following contact lens-associated waste for recycling: Used contact lensesTop foilOpened plastic packs*Check our website & social media for the official launch date*Our 2019 HighlightsThis summer, Metro Optics was a proud sponsor of the South Bronx Culture Trail. This diverse, performance-rich event series is an annual production of community arts institution Casita Maria, locatedjustblocks away from our Hunts Point location. Our outreach team participated in several events to increase awareness of healthy eye care habits & access to resources.  Pictured: Our vision ambassador Rhina Valentin & Community Outreach ManagerWe continued our support of Fair at the Square, the annual community festival in Westchester Square (home to our second-oldest location). Visitors at our booth received a free vision screening and a chance to win sunglasses in our raffle, helping promote UV eye protection. Our COO joined with fellow small business & community leaders to serve up drinks in costume at the annual VISIONS bartending fundraiser, raising money to fund free services for Blind & visually impaired Bronx residents.Far left: “Metro Man” (our COO John B.) We joined Community Board 9 at  National Night Out in the 43rd Precinct (home to our Parkchester location), supporting this lively event with family-friendly, health-oriented activities.At Back-To-School time, we launched the first edition of our Community Coloring Book. All artwork was supplied by contributors living or working in the Bronx.The book provides engaging, non-digital enjoyment for young visitors to our locations, which we hope will inspire the next generation of local artists.We hosted a free Coloring, Self Care, & Frame Styling event in November at our Westchester Square location, for patients & new friends to check their vision, relax and engage before the chaos of the holidays. **Gift Cards Available In Any Amount**
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