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January 10, 2014

Kids Vision For Life event provides glasses to Fort Irwin children

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The Kids Vision for Life program visited Fort Irwin and provided children with eye exams and glasses, Dec. 7.

During the stopover to this installation, the program attended to 108 children. Forty-one patients received glasses that day and 50 others were ordered glasses. Also, 95 gift certificates for VSP® Vision Care were provided.

According to a press release from Alcon Foundation, Kids Vision for Life provides vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses to children, ages 5-12, at no cost to families through mobile clinics, schools and special events in communities across the United States.

“We are honored to provide vision services to children at [Fort Irwin],” said Stephen Shawler, president of Essilor Vision Foundation. “Proper vision care can have a significant impact on the lives of our children, and we know that poor vision puts academic success at risk. Through Kids Vision for Life, we are able to give corrective glasses to children who didn’t even know they needed them.”

The program also works to educate parents and communities about the importance of children’s vision care and the role it plays in literacy, society and the economy, according to the press release. The Kids Vision for Life event was made possible by Essilor Vision Foundation, Alcon Foundation, and VSP® Vision Care.




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