DIGITAL EYE LAB Network Receives Corporate Partner Award from The Arc Westchester
Award recognizes DEL Network's commitment to providing employment opportunities for local residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (November 13, 2018) – DIGITAL EYE LAB Network (DEL Network), a division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, received the Corporate Partner Award from The Arc Westchester for its commitment to giving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to be contributing members of the workforce.
The Arc Westchester has been connecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with autism spectrum disorder, to the Westchester employment community since 1949. DEL Network in Hawthorne has eight full-time employees recruited through The Arc Westchester and regularly partners with the organization to promote a diverse workplace.
"We are truly grateful. Grateful not only as the recipients of The Arc Westchester's Corporate Partner Award but also for the contributions of the eight staff members we have as a result of our relationship with the Arc Westchester," said Scott Pearl, managing director of DEL Network.
"DEL Network has proven to be a perfect employment partner to our organization," said Nancy Patota, executive director of The Arc Westchester Foundation. "They were selected because of their enlightened employment policies and for believing like Arc, that a work environment is always improved when it is made up of a diverse population. This is a Win, Win, Win – a win for the individual, a win for the Arc Westchester and a win for DEL Network."
DIGITAL EYE LAB Network has state-of-the-art facilities in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Hawthorne, New York, home to the first fully automated optical lab dedicated to digital lens fabrication in the United States. At its Hawthorne facility, team members hired through The Arc Westchester play an integral role in the manufacturing of spectacle lenses, spanning the process from surfacing to coating to lens cleaning.
"The Arc Westchester has become a strategic business partner of ours. This relationship has opened our eyes to what success should look like," said Pearl. "We will stop reacting to Arc knocking at our door; instead we will begin to proactively go to them and share our plans; we want to begin to work together in a new and better way."
ABOUT THE DIGITAL EYE LAB NETWORK
A division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, the DIGITAL EYE LAB Network is dedicated to producing eyewear that is truly personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. The DEL Network includes state-of-the-art facilities in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville, and New York, home to the first fully automated optical lab dedicated to digital lens fabrication in the United States. The DEL Network utilizes advanced technology to deliver innovative products, extraordinary service and the fastest turn-around times in the industry. For more information, visit DigitalEyeLab.com. Connect @DigitalEyeLab on Facebook and @Digital_Eye_Lab on Twitter.
ABOUT ABB OPTICAL GROUP
ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading distributor of optical products in the United States. The company supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. ABB OPTICAL also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL's DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. For additional information, visit ABBOptical.com.