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Warby Parker Is Giving New York City Children the Gift of Vision

Driely S.

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Our fashion-friendly mayor is at it again. WWD reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio is teaming up with Warby Parker to donate eyeglasses to every child in need at 130 New York City schools, resulting in more than 65,000 eye exams and 20,000 pairs given away over the next four years.

"This is a great new partnership—one of many we are building between homegrown tech companies like Warby Parker and the city to invest in our young people and our future," the mayor told the paper, with Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal adding: ""Our goal is to provide these students with their first pair of glasses for free so they can experience the immediate and direct positive impact that a pair of glasses can have on their life, especially academics."

Consider this your official warning that you might be wearing the same tortoiseshell frames as a hip elementary-schooler on the subway on your way to work in the coming years.