Event Filled with Family Activities, Prizes and Children’s Eyeglasses Awareness
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 5, 2015 – Optiwow, the new online eyewear retailer that caters exclusively to children and teens, hosted an exciting Great Glasses Play Day at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science on Saturday, May 2. Children adorned with stylish eyewear and their families and friends attended the celebration.
Guests were welcomed into the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which was transformed into an Optiwow-themed playground. An array of fun games and activities, including a photo booth and raffles to win a pair of MiraFlex® glasses and Nike sunglasses, were highlights of the day. Dr. Roberto Warman, co-founder of Optiwow.com and an acclaimed PEDIATRIC NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGIST, spoke to the families about eye safety. Papa John’s pizza and Optiwow-themed Misha’s Cupcakes were provided at the event.
The Great Glasses Play Day is an international initiative to celebrate glasses and the children who need them. It is meant to be a day of imaginative play, celebration and support, and to connect families with children who wear glasses. It also assists in raising awareness of early detection and treatment of childhood vision issues, and the need to follow up and treat any issues that are identified. According to Great Glasses Play Day, Inc, around one in 20 preschool children and one in 10 young school-age children need some form of vision correction.
Event supporters included the American Optometric Association, the Children’s Eye Foundation, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and numerous independent optical retailers including Optiwow. The Great Glasses Play Day was co-founded by Little Four Eyes and Peeps Eyewear, along with Board member Eye Power Kid’s Wear. For more information, visit www.greatglassesplayday.com.
Owners of Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultants at Miami Children’s Hospital for more than 25 years, Ivonne Goldstein, CEO of Optiwow.com, and her husband Dr. Warman created Optiwow.com to offer kids and teens access to a reasonably-priced, large selection of attractive, well-fit, high quality, age-appropriate children’s prescription eyewear. Goldstein and Dr. Warman created the site when their optical shop of the same name – Optiwow – recently celebrated 15 years in business.
Optiwow.com is an online eyewear retailer dedicated to kids and teens frames and lenses. Optiwow offers the largest online selection of curated high-quality, great-looking prescription kids’ and teens’ eyewear, from top designers of children’s glasses like Disney®, Nike®, Lucky®, Guess®, MiraFlex® and Ray-Ban®. Every pair is custom created, custom fit with top-quality lenses and quality checked by a licensed optician with more than 15 years’ experience dedicated to kids and a complete pediatric optical team. For more information visit www.optiwow.com or call 1-855-optiwow (678-4969).
About the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Formerly Miami Science Museum)
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For nearly 65 years, the Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2016, the museum will continue to inspire visitors in a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects currently under construction at Museum Park, in the heart of downtown Miami. The Museum will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream tank experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility will also feature a state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Cafe, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits: Feathers to the Stars and The River of Grass. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Learn more at www.miamisci.org or call (305)-646-4200.
The existing Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.