ChildSight Vision Program

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Since 2007, The Children’s Aid Society, in partnership with Helen Keller International has provided free vision screenings to nearly 32,000 students in more than 20 CAS community schools, distributing over 4,600 free eyeglasses. This report provides details of the vision screenings conducted in the school year 2012-2013.

In the 2012-2013 school year, one in four students screened were in need of a new pair of eyeglasses. We have heard several anecdotal accounts from teachers, principals and parents expressing that many of the students have improved their behavior and academic performance after receiving their eyeglasses from the ChildSight Vision program, reminding us how appropriate health care access can have an impact in the child’s ability to learn and thrive