On One of Her Last Assignments as Miss America 2022, Emma Broyles Travels to Rural Alaska to Provide Prescription Eyewear to Kids in Need, in Partnership With GlassesUSA.com

Leading online optical retailer GlassesUSA.com partnered with The Miss America Organization and National School Boards Association, the advocate for public education in America, to provide free prescription eyeglasses to children. The program rolled out in Saint Mary’s, Alaska, one of the most remote locations in the country—where the entire community lives below the poverty line. In Saint Mary’s, access to eye care is challenging, including everything from seeing an eye doctor and the ability to purchase prescription glasses, as neither are available in Saint Mary’s. When community members do require seeing an eye doctor to obtain their prescription to purchase new glasses, they must travel by plane for an appointment, which can prove very challenging. To address this problem, GlassesUSA.com organized free vision screenings for the community and provided free eyewear to kids and staff.
“Prescription eyewear is an essential for children that require vision correction, and new glasses are out of reach for many kids in America due to high costs or limited accessibility. Additionally, many regular check-ups and eye exams were postponed during the pandemic, leading to more children with undiagnosed vision problems, especially in rural areas, like Saint Mary’s, Alaska,” said Arie Tom, GlassesUSA.com’s CMO. 
“Ensuring a high-quality education for each student requires a variety of support and resources,” said NSBA Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim. “For students in rural areas, including our most remote cities, educational challenges may include limited broadband access and hard-to-find medical, dental, and vision care—necessities that some of us may take for granted. That’s why NSBA was delighted to partner with GlassesUSA.com to ensure that students in Saint Mary’s, Alaska, received the vision screening and eyewear necessary for their future success—both in school and in life.”
To address these challenges, fellow glasses wearer Miss America 2022 and Miss Alaska 2021 Emma Broyles and Miss Alaska 2022 Jessica Reisinger were in attendance at St. Mary’s School to help the children at Saint Mary’s school pick out their brand-new GlassesUSA.com frames. 
“As a glasses wearer myself, I understand all too well the importance of finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses. It was an honor to work with GlassesUSA.com to have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives by setting them up to excel, by helping them find the perfect pair of prescription eyewear.” – Emma Broyles, Miss America 2022.  
“GlassesUSA.com is excited to launch this program to help bridge these gaps, and provide kids in need with access to eye care to ensure they have the proper tools to fulfill their life potential.” – Arie Tom, GlassesUSA.com CMO. 
About GlassesUSA.com
GlassesUSA.com is the fastest-growing leading online eyewear retailer in the United States, using data and technology to enhance the lives of their customers, providing the perfect pair of glasses to meet each unique style and budget. Offering high-quality designer and private label brands, all designed in-house, GlassesUSA.com is built on the belief that eyewear can and should be made affordable for all. Be it single-vision lenses, progressives, sunglasses, sports glasses, kids’ glasses, contact lenses, blue light lenses, hydrophobic lenses, or Bluetooth glasses, the brands you know and love are waiting for you at GlassesUSA.com.
GlassesUSA.com continues to innovate the industry with tools that further the brand’s mission. A feature-focused company, customers can benefit from their proprietary Prescription Scanner app, Virtual Try-On, and Find Your Frame quiz, the former of which extracts the current prescription for any pair of glasses.
Source: GlassesUSA.com