Posted on October 12th, 2020 in Blog | 1 Comment »

Local partnership aims to address vision problems in the classroom

October 8, 2020 – Indianapolis – Today on World Sight Day, Dr. Tavel announces a two-year eye care partnership with local education and mentoring non-profit Elevate Indianapolis. Dr. Tavel will provide free vision screenings for all Indianapolis Public School students who participate in Elevate Indianapolis’ programming through 2022, as well as up to 200 free comprehensive eye exams and a free, complete pair of glasses for those students in need of correction.

“Recognizing that 1 in 4 children has a vision problem that can affect their ability to learn, we are thrilled to work with Elevate Indianapolis to help IPS students achieve success both inside and out of the classroom,” said Mollie Tavel Kaback, Director of Growth & Community Engagement at Dr. Tavel. “As a family-owned-and-operated vision care provider for over 80 years, Dr. Tavel is committed to helping Hoosiers see better, look better, and feel better, and this partnership helps us continue to address unmet needs in our community.”

“Elevate Indianapolis is very pleased to have been selected as a partner with Dr. Tavel for this initiative to provide such an incredible benefit to hundreds of our students living in economically disadvantaged communities over the coming years,” said Aaron Story, President & CEO, Elevate Indianapolis. Launching on World Sight Day 2020, the partnership between Dr. Tavel and Elevate Indianapolis will continue through December 31, 2022.

Given Dr. Tavel is celebrating its 80-year anniversary in 2020, World Sight Day was an ideal moment for the team to launch a robust series of initiatives that reiterate their commitment to making eye care accessible for all. These initiatives include:

  • A one-day fundraising effort with Indianapolis Monthly that aims to raise awareness for preventable and uncorrected vision problems. On October 8, for every “like” on Indy Monthly’s Instagram post, Dr. Tavel will donate $1 to Essilor Vision Foundation, an organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to the 1 in 4 kids who have a vision problem that affects their ability to learn.*
  • Partnerships with four local social media influencers — @EclecticKurves, @Melanated.Motherhood, @Bailey.Oschman and @IndianapolisMoms – who will help raise awareness for the importance of vision correction and give away pairs of free glasses.
  • On the Dr. Tavel Instagram account, the team is educating followers on the importance of regular eye exams and giving away a Modo frame to one lucky winner.
  • To make an immediate impact on our local community, Dr. Tavel also gifted each member of #TeamTavel with a certificate for free eyewear to distribute to someone in need.

ABOUT ELEVATE INDY
Elevate Indianapolis is an education and mentoring non-profit working with students living in economically disadvantaged communities in Indianapolis. Elevate serves hundreds of students with in-class, accredited courses on character and life skills, after school mentoring, college & career preparation, adventure activities, and relief assistance. Our mission is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth. We firmly believe that no one gets there alone–that’s why Elevate shows up to help. To learn more about our programs or to support our work, visit www.elevateindy.org.

ABOUT DR. TAVEL
Dr. Tavel’s mission is to provide Indiana families with easy, affordable access to spectacular eyecare and to raise awareness for preventable and uncorrected vision problems. With the kickoff of this partnership with Elevate Indianapolis, Dr. Tavel continues their 80-year history of helping Hoosiers see better, look better, and feel better. With 22 locations across Indiana, Dr. Tavel offers a range of eye health services that help patients correct and protect their vision. When you think about your eyes, think Dr. Tavel. To learn more about their services and fashion-forward offerings, visit www.drtavel.com.

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*Up to $1,000 total donation 



One response to “Dr. Tavel Partners with Elevate Indianapolis to Provide Free Eye Exams and Glasses to IPS Students”

  1. […] We announced a two-year eye care partnership with local education and mentoring non-profit Elevate Indianapolis! Dr. Tavel will provide free vision screenings for all Indianapolis Public School students who participate in Elevate Indianapolis’ programming through 2022, as well as up to 200 free comprehensive eye exams and a free, complete pair of glasses for those students in need of correction. Read more about our partnership here. […]