Shamir is launching #VisionFirst, a program that will allow health care workers and first responders to get complimentary prescription lens designs for safety eyewear or other lens types. Shamir is working in partnership with participating optical labs to create this safety eyewear.

Eyecare professionals can participate in the program by submitting a first responder’s prescription to a participating lab. Over 20 optical laboratories are already participating in the program with more expected to join, according to Shamir. A list of participating #VisionFirst labs is available online at Shamir’s CEO Raanan Naftalovich says, “We are all in this together. The nation will return to normal, but first we need to ensure the safety of our health care professionals holding the front line.”

    –Andrew Karp