A local eyeglass lab serves its clients and its country by making eyeglasses for veterans.
Superior Optical is an eyeglass lab based in Ocean Springs. The lab provides eyeglasses to multiple VA’s from the Coast all the way to New York.
CEO Derek Bodart is also a Navy veteran himself and he takes pride in hiring veterans as well as providing support for them. “You know you have veterans coming home that might have a little PTSD. I’ve aligned myself with the local VA and local legion. So, my HR manager knows what to look for if a veteran is having an issue. They bring it to my attention and we get them help as soon as possible.”
Because of COVID they can only make 1,000 pairs of glasses a day, but they’re expanding, and they hope to make about 3,000 pairs when the pandemic is over.