Celebrating Community and Vision: Zenni’s Impact at de Youngsters Day Out 2024


At Zenni, we believe in the power of community and the importance of vision health for all ages. That’s why we were thrilled to have participated in de Youngsters Day Out 2024, a day-long free community celebration designed to spark curiosity and empowerment through art, entertainment, and more. This marks our third year of participation, during which we’ve continued to expand eye care access through product donations, glasses vouchers, and vision screenings. This year alone we had the privilege of conducting 400 vision screenings on children aged 2-18 years old, making a meaningful impact on the young attendees’ lives.

Empowering Vision Health with Zenni

At de Youngsters Day Out, Zenni took the opportunity to prioritize vision health by offering complimentary vision screenings. Our team conducted thorough screenings to ensure that each child’s vision was assessed accurately. For children who required further vision care, Zenni provided them with a voucher, ensuring continued support for their visual health journey. Additionally, children had the chance to experience our VR demo, providing them with an immersive glimpse into the world of vision and eye care.

Young child getting her pupillary distance measured

Promoting Mental Health Awareness with Affirmation Frames

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Zenni took an extra step to support the mental and emotional well-being of children at de Youngsters Day Out. All children who participated in the Zenni vision screening received a special gift: a pair of affirmation frames with EyeQLenz. These frames feature empowering inspirational quotes designed to boost confidence and self-esteem, promoting positivity and resilience in young minds.

Encouraging Positivity with Inspirational Quotes

Each pair of children’s glasses donated by Zenni was engraved with inspirational quotes such as “Be Your Hero,” “You Are Enough,” “Just Be You,” and “See Your Future.” These small touches can make a big impact on a child’s day-to-day life, fostering a sense of optimism and self-assurance. By equipping children with glasses that not only improve vision but also uplift spirits, Zenni aims to empower the next generation to see the world with clarity and confidence.

Interactive Experiences for All

Zenni elevated the experience of de Youngsters Day Out by introducing an AI Sketch Bot Photobooth, igniting children’s creativity and imagination. In just 45 seconds, personalized guest portraits came to life, capturing the essence of each child’s uniqueness. This interactive addition brought an extra layer of excitement and engagement to the event, inspiring youngsters to express themselves through the fusion of art and technology.

Young boy with AI Sketch Bot image

A Commitment to Community and Well-Being

At Zenni, we’re dedicated to supporting our communities and promoting vision health and mental wellness for all. Our participation in events like de Youngsters Day Out reflects our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families. By providing vision screenings, donating affirmation frames, and offering interactive experiences, Zenni strives to empower young minds and inspire a brighter future for all.

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Alyssa Buchanan

Dr. Alyssa Buchanan is an optometrist based in Lubbock, Texas. She received her doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and has practiced in various settings including Fort Cavazos where she provided eye care for deploying soldiers. Dr. Buchanan has since received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and continues to strive to provide top-notch eyecare and make a meaningful impact in the eyecare industry.