PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware is inviting all eyecare professionals and eyewear enthusiasts to once again join the company in celebration of the 9th annual National Eyewear Day on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Each year, Zyloware celebrates National Eyewear Day by promoting tips, tools and philanthropic initiatives that bring awareness to comprehensive eye exams and overall eye health and the company encourages others to join in. The company chose Zyloware founder Joseph Shyer’s birthday, June 6, as the designated day to raise awareness about comprehensive eye exams.

To celebrate National Eyewear Day, Zyloware created an online hub for the industry to get involved via an ECP toolkit. The hub includes a printable poster and easel card, sample social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X, social media hashtags (#NationalEyewearDay, #ZylowareEyewear and #WeAreZyloware), imagery and more. It is available online here.

In addition, Zyloware said it has partnered with Optical Academy, an on-site and mobile provider of eye exams and optical solutions. The two organizations will partner to provide free eye exams and eyewear at their National Eyewear Day community event on June 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Zyloware’s corporate office in Port Chester, N.Y. As at past events, members of the community will receive free access to vision services, including an eye exam, vision screening and quality eyewear with each patients’ prescription to “help people see a beautiful day, every day,” Zyloware said in an announcement.

The company said, “Not only does eyewear help us see better, it makes us who we are. Over the years, eyewear has transformed from a visual aid into an iconic fashion accessory. Eyewear can define, outline and punctuate a personality, it can complete an outfit and compliment a person’s facial shape. Eyewear has grown in popularity and has become a massive part of our lives, which is why Zyloware has recognized this significance and created National Eyewear Day.”

Zyloware Eyewear was founded in 1923 by Joseph Shyer as a manufacturing facility in Long Island City, N.Y. Zyloware founded National Eyewear Day in 2015 after submitting it to the Registrar at National Day Calendar.