“Breakfast With Tiffany” — Join Miss United States For Nanodropper’s Women’s Eye Health Event

Apr 8, 2021 | Eye Health, Our Company | 0 comments

Did you know 2 out of every 3 people on Earth living with blindness or vision problems are women?

Many women (and men) resist the urge to get glasses or address their vision problems, especially those who work in public-facing industries like fashion, acting, or beauty.

Nanodropper is teaming up with none other than the reigning Miss United States, Tiffany Rea, to raise awareness for Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and help raise money for Prevent Blindness.

On Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. EST), Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song will moderate “Breakfast With Tiffany” — a discussion about eye health in the beauty industry featuring input from Miss United States herself, Tiffany Rea. The event is free for anyone to attend, and will be hosted via Zoom. Throughout the event, we encourage anyone who attends to donate to Prevent Blindness using this link. Register for the event by clicking here.

About the Event

Donations Support Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness is one of the oldest eye health nonprofits in the country — its mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. 

“We thank Nanodropper for their support of our mission and services,” said Jeff Todd, President and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We encourage everyone to make their vision and eye health a priority today to save vision for years to come.”

“Our mission is to increase access to vision-saving medications with our device, the Nanodropper adaptor,” said Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song. “We also focus on educating the community about eye health. Prevent Blindness provides great information on a variety of eye health topics, and a free listing on resources for those in need of eyecare services.” 

Meet the Panelists

Special guests for the event include the reigning 2020 Miss United States, Tiffany Rea, along with the reigning Mrs. United States, Caitlyn Schollmeier. 

Dr. Allison Jarstad, a DO ophthalmologist with SoCal Eye, and Dr. Megan Matocha, an OD optometrist for Twenty20 Vision Center in Texas, will serve as expert panelists answering questions from attendees about eye health. 

Beauty Industry Guests

Headliner: Miss United States, Tiffany Rea 

Tiffany is spending her year with the Miss US crown to raise awareness about nonprofits she’s passionate about, and to inspire others to volunteer. She has volunteered thousands of hours for various nonprofits, and has developed her own platform to promote volunteerism through mentorship. In addition to her service work, Tiffany is a full-time student with Liberty University and is working toward a degree in Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Investigation, with a minor in Psychology. 

Mrs. United States, Caitlyn Schollmeier

Caitlyn is using her platform as Mrs. US to advocate for women’s empowerment and address gaps in the country’s maternal health system by promoting education and awareness about childbirth. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a licensed nurse, and doula. Caitlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, and is in the process of applying to graduate school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. As a contractor with the USAF, the Nanodropper team is thrilled to have Caitlyn join our event!

In honor of April being Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, Tiffany and Caitlyn will share some unique insight into their journey with eye health at the April 24 event. Tiffany occasionally deals with dry eye and wears glasses along with many of her fellow pageant contestants, something she says many of them suffer through silently. 

“Many of us opt to not wear our glasses during competitions,” Tiffany says. “A lot of girls either put in contacts or suffer through events without their glasses. As we can all remember growing up, there is a certain stigma around kids who wear glasses. It’s important for the world to realize that it’s not only ok to wear glasses if you need them — it’s great for your overall health!”

Caitlyn recently gave birth to twin boys. Following their delivery, both needed to take eyedrops 8 times a day for the first two months of their lives. She will share her perspective as a new mother having the difficult task of trying to get drops in the eyes of two squirming toddlers.

Expert Panelists

We will be joined by two eye care professionals to answer questions about eye health, provide professional insight into the do’s and dont’s of vision care, and offer suggestions for products that can help women ensure the safety of their eyes and vision.

Dr. Megan Matocha, OD 

Dr. Megan Matocha is a therapeutic optometrist trained in all aspects of optometry including disease management. She is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry and has been practicing in the Clear Lake area for 5 years. She is passionate about helping her patients who wear makeup find the right skincare products that also help them keep their eyes clean and easy to care for. 

Dr. Allison Jarstad, DO

Dr. Jarstad is passionate about global ophthalmology and has spent time teaching in Africa and Asia while working for www.CureBlindness.org, formerly known as the Himalayan Cataract Project. To learn more about her background, read our blog post about Dr. Jarstad!

To register or learn more about Nanodropper’s virtual women’s eye health event, click here.

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