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More than 100 students district-wide receive free glasses

Young boy gets new glasses

Lakewood students receive their first pair of glassesBefore the end of the school year, a total of 127 free glasses will be dispensed to students at Lakewood, San Miguel, Bishop, Vargas, and Columbia Middle schools who might not have received them otherwise, thanks to a brand new partnership with Vision to Learn.Students have their new glasses fitted by Vision to Learn optician

Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, Vision to Learn provides children with free eye exams and free glasses by bringing its mobile eye clinics to schools and to other neighborhood youth and community organizations.

A total of 146 free eye exams were provided to students this spring to identify students in need of glasses. Those that were, were able to pick the frames of their choice. Vision to Learn also arranges it so that if any student breaks or loses their glasses, the organization will replace that pair for free.

This article was written by District Communications Coordinator Alia Wilson and District Nurse Dagmar Paul.

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