Teachers, nurses and parents along with Sunnyvale School District partner Vision To Learn provided 327 eye exams and 256 glasses free of charge to students in the 2017-2018 school year. The collaborative effort aims to make sure every child has the glasses he or she needs to succeed in their classroom and beyond.
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. Students are able to pick the frames of their choice and a Vision To Learn optician fits them to the child’s face. Vision to Learn also arranges it so that if any student breaks or loses their glasses, the organization will replace that one pair for free.
“We look forward to continuing our work to make certain each and every one of the students in the Sunnyvale School District who needs glasses is provided with them,” said Ann Hollister, President of Vision To Learn.
Eye exams were conducted at Bishop, Ellis, Lakewood, San Miguel, and Vargas Elementary schools and at Columbia Middle School.