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Eye Care 4 Kids helps kids and adults see and read

Posted at 11:30 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-03 17:26:58-05

Eye Care 4 Kids serves thousands of low-income children each year.

Almost half of children who live in economically-challenged communities don't get the necessary eye care.

The organization provides both eye exams and eyeglasses to students in the Clark County School District. Their mobile truck visits different schools almost every day and they see between 150 to 200 kids a week. That means they are seeing approximately 6,000 children during the school year.

About 1 in 4 children need corrective eyewear. If a child can't see, they can't read and they can't learn.

Kids who visit Eye Car 4 Kids have usually failed a vision screening in school or their teacher noticed them struggling in class. An optician gives the child an exam and if they need glasses, they can pick out whatever they like.

Children outside CCSD and adults can also use their services. There is a $50 fee for the exam and a single vision pair of glasses.

Eye Care 4 Kids will be at the 13 Connects Live Well LV free health fair on April 27 at Boulevard Mall.

American First Credit and Subaru of Las Vegas are sponsors of the health fair.