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COVID-19 Crisis Response Tactics: Moscot, Studio Optyx

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VM brings you the latest information from optical companies and organizations responding to the coronavirus. Moscot is beginning to reopen its locations in the coming days and weeks in accordance with local and state guidelines. The company will offer in-person and virtual appointments, along with curbside product pick up at select New York shops. Moscot has increased the frequency of cleaning procedures, including disinfecting high-touch surfaces and high traffic areas, as well as all eyewear frames.

Employees will be fully equipped with masks and face shields, and all customers will be required to wear face coverings or masks in addition to implementing social distancing initiatives. In addition, Moscot locations will modify hours of operation, plexiglass shields will be installed at counters, and all staff have been equipped with wellness guidelines and special training on new protocols.

Detailed information about each Moscot location's reopening plans can be found online at

Studio Optyx, the Saint Louis-based wholesale optical company founded in 1879 and affiliated with Erkers 1879, has launched a PPE Supply House featuring CDC approved N95 masks, CDC approved KN95 masks, face shields, goggles, fabric face masks, hand sanitizer, no contact thermometers, and more.

On its website, Studio Optyx said, "We want to do our part in the fight against COVID-19. We have been sourcing products for over 20 years and have built countless relationships with many factories throughout the world. We knew it was time to take action." The full Supply House is available online.

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