Vision To Learn launches free glasses program at Riverside County schools

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Ten Hemet Elementary School students attend the Vision to Learn “Glasses Day” ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 20. They are among the 128 students at the school who will receive free glasses through the nonprofit program that has branched out to Riverside County. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
Vision to Learn, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, expanded into Riverside County and will provide prescription glasses to students in 22 districts free of charge. With its tagline of “Focus on the Future” the organization provides vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to all students who need them. Using its mobile vision clinic, known as an optometric office on wheels, services are available directly at the school sites. The countywide program was launched at Hemet Elementary School and of the 795 students screened in early October, 155 were referred to the mobile clinic for additional eye exams and 128 were prescribed glasses. Ten of those students were invited to a “Glasses Day” ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the school where they received their new glasses
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