No longer a problem just in big cities, homelessness has permeated our nation’s culture and the very fabric of our society. And with winter upon us, the homeless community and shelters can use all the help they can get. If you can’t give in that way, consider volunteering for an organization that serves those in need or support businesses that give to the homeless community.
At Vontélle Eyewear, we’ve partnered with our local homeless shelter Win NYC (Women in Need). Every pair of sunglasses, eyeglasses and T- Shirts we sell helps us to provide free eye exams and glasses to the homeless community. Vontélle Eyewear is the first female African American owned and operated eyewear company to offer ethnic and cultural patterns that speak boldly to, and honor, our African, Latinx, and Caribbean heritages. Our patterns use many textiles and designs from highly identifiable, recognizable and respected materials like mud cloth and kente cloth. These designs are tailored to empower humanity to see the world through a cultural and global lens. At Vontélle, our mission is to address vision health disparities in deserving communities of color. Check out our selection at www.vontelle.com.
No matter the time of year, the sun can do some serious damage to your eyes. Prolonged or intense UV exposure without eye protection can result in blurred vision, sensitivity to the light, excessive tearing, blindness, and more.
Our precious eyes deserve only the best care, so it’s imperative to prioritize protection whenever possible. We all know that exposure to the summer sun is inevitable, but we can control how much time we spend outside and what we do to shield ourselves from harmful UV rays.