Approximately 30 percent of the 537 children who received a screening were in need of follow-up care. They received a voucher to visit a local Visionworks retail store for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam and eyeglasses, if needed.
We are thrilled to help a community where many children would be without basic eye care, said Laura Dyer, Davis Vision's assistant vice president of community relations. We also aimed to highlight the vital connection between literacy and proper vision care.
More than 15,000 children have been impacted by free vision services, and more than $2 million worth of services have been provided through the vision screenings underprivileged populations since the inception of the program in 2008.