CHICAGO—For this year's International Women's Month, telehealth technology company Visibly is partnering with Vint & York, a New York-based eyewear brand, to support the nonprofit Bottomless Closet as a way to empower disadvantaged and unemployed New York City women as they enter the workforce and achieve success, according to an announcement. Visibly and Vint & York will co-host a March 24 event exclusively for Bottomless Closet, and the event will focus on the importance of vision health.

Founded in 1999, Bottomless Closet is a women's empowerment organization with a mission to be the connection that inspires and guides disadvantaged New York City women to enter the workforce and achieve success through a host of services and programming. The programming includes selection of interview attire, one-to-one resume review, interview coaching, and a broad workshop curriculum that promotes professional development, financial management, and personal enrichment, according to the announcement.

"Visibly was founded with the belief that vision prescriptions should be accessible and affordable to everyone, and we're eager to provide online vision tests to the women of Bottomless Closet,” Brent Rasmussen, chief executive of Visibly, said in the announcement. "Our hope is that by partnering with VINT & YORK for this wonderful event, we can provide educational and health resources to those in need."

Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Dorman, OD, will speak about the importance of managing your vision, highlighting topics such as: anatomy, how our eyes work, how to correct your vision and how to maintain the health of your vision.

"Our hope is to introduce these women to the importance of eye health while also sharing their stories with our community, and raising awareness for this wonderful organization. We partnered with Visibly, a clinic that creates digital eyecare technologies," said founder of Vint & York Larisa Ginzburg.

Following the workshop, Visibly will provide complimentary, virtual vision tests for all participants and Vint & York will offer free, custom-made prescription glasses for all interested participants. A portion of revenue from VINT & YORK'S newly launched La Femme Collection also will be donated to Bottomless Closet.

Currently, Visibly operates under the Enforcement Policy for Remote Ophthalmic Assessment and Monitoring Devices during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency issued by the FDA in April 2020.