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Free Eye Exams and Glasses for Kids by Vision To Learn @ Switzer Library
Friday, January 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please note: Registration is closed for the Vision To Learn visit at Switzer Library on January 4th as all appointment spaces are filled.
Non-profit Vision to Learn will offer vision screenings, eye exams, and, if necessary, glasses for children ages 5-18. These services are free and will be provided at NO COST to you.
For the January 4th event Registration Form, please click here. Your Youth Services Librarian can provide more information.
Quality vision care is an important component of education; students that cannot see often struggle to learn to read, to see the board, and to succeed academically.
During the course of this event, your child will be screened. If your child fails the screening, a trained and licensed Optometrist will then perform a basic eye exam on your child, and will prescribe glasses if appropriate. You will be informed if your child may need follow-up care.
Following the eye exam, if your child needs glasses he/she will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of frames, and glasses will be ordered for your child. Approximately 3 weeks later, Vision To Learn will return to distribute the glasses they selected, customized with their prescription and fitted by a trained optician.
The eye exam and eyeglasses are available to all students who need them, at no out-of-pocket cost to parents or children.
Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, Vision To Learn now reaches low-income students in 13 states. Vision to Learn was launched in Georgia in August 2017 through a multi-year partnership with the Atlanta Hawks Foundation. More than 100 Cobb County students received free glasses during 2018 summer break Vision To Learn events at Cobb County Public Libraries. The Cobb library events were the first Vision To Learn visits in Cobb County and at Georgia public libraries.
The upcoming Vision To Learn event is part of the Cobb County Public Library’s efforts to collaborate with organizations offering “bright spots” identified by Learn4Life (L4L), the Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership, for improving educational outcomes for “cradle to career” success. L4L is powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and the United Way of Greater Atlanta together with metro school districts, non-profits, businesses, and communities. www.l4lmetroatlanta.org