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Vision To Learn provides free eye exams and free eyeglasses to children in low-income communities throughout the United States.
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.
Kids’ vision issues often go undetected, with as many as one in five children lacking the ability to see clearly. Students with impaired vision can struggle to read a book, study math, see the board, or even participate in class-all of which can result in poor grades and adversely affect academic achievement. Vision To Learn alters these outcomes by coordinating screenings for children, and supplying those in need with eye exams and glasses-an age-old yet critical tool for success.
UCLA research shows Vision To Learn succeeds in having a positive and direct impact on education: grades have improved for kids helped by Vision To Learn; and with large groups of children being helped at once, not only does receiving new glasses become a shared experience, but teachers have noted an improved learning environment in entire classrooms as a result.
Vision To Learn is proud of all it has accomplished in three scant years, and plans to serve as a model for the rest of the nation. Our mobile services offer a practical solution to the more than 1.5 million children nationwide who lack the resources or means to gain access to prescription eyeglasses; and we look forward to helping children for many years to come.
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