SEEING IN THE STREETS!
High-quality eye tests, eyeglass prescriptions and glasses free of charge to our local homeless population!
WEDNESDAY, November 12th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Eye Tent will be located at the Out of Town News Kiosk Plaza in the heart of Harvard Square!
Brought to you by the Harvard Square Business Association and our community partner EyeNetra, we are excited to introduce you to a kind and generous offer for our homeless population. Our board member, and founder of Cambridge Historical Tours, Daniel Berger-Jones [who also works for EyeNetra] proposed this event.
Daniel writes, “Please meet Blink: a new mobile service that uses the latest in eye testing technology to provide communities with better vision. Blink is powered by EyeNetra, a Boston-based startup that combines the most advanced smartphone technology from MIT’s Media Lab with a mission to empower the millions of people worldwide whose vision needs are underserved. With our readily portable smartphone technology, we can bring better vision to schools, local glasses shops, neighborhood squares, and even to the streets! We are delighted to once again bring our Blink service at HSBA’s event, “Seeing in the Street,” which will provide high-quality eye tests, eyeglass prescriptions and glasses free of charge to our local homeless population.
Friends, we need your help. Please let your clients/guests know about this event…..and to the extent possible, please register them for an appointment. Name and agency is all we need. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Once their glasses are ready, (in two weeks or so) we will arrange another event to have glasses fitted and checked.
Weather permitting, there will be tents on the plaza where the exams will take place. If it is not feasible to be outside, folks will be directed to an office location just minutes from the tent. HSBA staff will be on hand to help organize and serve hot coffee, hot cider and pastries which will be provided by Harvard Square Business Association restaurant partners.