Metro Optics Bronx NY - Parkchester, Westchester Square, Hunts Point, and Throggs Neck
Community Engagement and Events
National Sunglasses Day
We partnered with Bronx family and lifestyle blogger BronxMama to raise awareness of the importance of protecting eyes from UV damage at all ages with a fun social media contest! On 6/27/17, "CappyTann" (a.k.a. Bronx photographer and event planner Harry, won new shades from Metro Optics to protect his eyes in all seasons, whenever spending time outdoors!
As a Bronx-based business for over 38 years, community is at the heart of our service philosophy.
Metro Optics supports numerous nonprofit organizations around the Bronx whose missions advance the eyehealth and overall health & wellness of its residents, and their enjoyment of our vibrant borough, as well as initiatives to promote a sustainable environment for local business.
Metro staff and leadership attend and participate in several events throughout the year to raise awareness of and funds for important local institutions and endeavors. Our leadership team has also been recognized for our contributions to the Bronx community.
3/18/16 Women of Distinction Luncheon, where Metro Optics presented a college scholarship to Ms. Vandanna Haripersaud (back row, 4th from left). Image credit: Victor Chu Photography
Vision Screening Events
Over the years, we have provided FREE Vision Screening services* to interested participants at many locales in the Bronx, from schools, to community events, church feasts, Business Improvement District events, nonprofits serving the elderly, and more.
If you’d like to submit a request to have Metro Optics provide a Vision Screening booth at your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month in advance of your event date, and we will contact you to make arrangements.
*Vision Screenings are not a substitute for a comprehensive yearly eye examination
Hip Hop Pioneers Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel Visit Metro Optics of Throggs Neck for Their 2017 Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams & New Eyewear
Video produced by Bronx nonprofit Windows of Hip Hop
Upcoming Events (Updated Weekly)
September 22 from 4pm to 6:30pm: FREE Vision Screenings, Eye Health Education, Access to Resources, & Giveaways at the Church of God's Children (127 Dreiser Loop - lower level - in Co-Op City). Event may run later, depending on turnout.
August 26 [Time TBD]: Eye Health Discussion, Access to Resources, and Giveaways at the Parkchester Baptist Church Street Fair (Guerlain and Leland Sreets)
August 19 from 11am-4pm: FREE Vision Screenings, Eye Health Education, Access to Resources, & Giveaways at the Westchester Square BID's Annual Back to School Event at Owen Dolen Park Recreation Center! Right next to the Westchester Square-East Tremont Ave. stop on the #6 train.
August 12 from 11am-1pm: Eye Health Discussion, Access to Resources, and Giveaways at the Harvest Church in Westchester Square (Corner of East Tremont Ave, and St. Raymond Avenue)
August 1 from 2pm - 6pm: Fun with "Minion," Eye Health Discussion, Access to Resources, and Giveaways at the National Night Out Event in Parkchester. Metropolitan Oval, NYPD 43rd Precinct
June 17, 2017: We are sponsoring and participating in the annual Fair at the Square in Westchester Square, with Free Vision Screenings, Eye Health Education, and Pictures with Minion, alongside all the other great activities and entertainment the Fair at the Square is known for.
June 10, 2017: We are participating in the annual Parkchester Health Fair at the beautiful Parkchester Oval Fountain, with Free Vision Screenings, Eye Health Education, and Pictures with Minion. Look for the Metro Optics tent!
May 20, 2017: 9am - 12pm FREE Community Vision Screenings and Eye Health Education at the P.S, 83 Health Fair. 950 Rhinelander Ave, Bronx, NY 10462
May 13, 2017: We are sponsoring the annual Bronx River Alliance Amazing Flotilla, canoeing 5 miles down the beautiful Bronx River to help raise funds for the Alliance's many programs that keep the River clean, healthy, and able to be enjoyed by Bronx residents - plus, we're filming the canoe ride hands-free using Smart Glasses from our Throggs Neck location's Wearable Tech collection. Click HERE to support the Flotilla with a tax-deductible donation
May 6, 2017: 12-4pm, We'll be participating in the 2nd Annual Community Board 11 Health Fair at Loreto Park in Morris Park (on Morris Park Avenue between Tomlinson and Haight Avenues) with eye health education, access to eye care resources & giveaways
April 29, 2017: 10am - 3pm FREE Community Vision Screenings and Eye Health Education at the Bronx YMCA Healthy Kids Day. 2 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473
Metro Optics GM John with the Pioneers of Hip Hop at the Annual Fair at the Square in the Westchester Square BID. Photo Credit: Windows of Hip Hop
From Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner's Health Expo on 10/24/15
1st Photo: Health & Wellness Fair at Bronx House 4/10/15, sponsored by AM Mark Gjonaj