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Kids Vision for Life Prescribes 3,550 Eyeglasses to Local Students

Kids Vision for Life is making a big impact in the St. Louis area while putting a clear focus on the importance of the eyesight of local students. An impact that helps students work around one of the most common disorders in America.
            
Over the past four school years, Kids Vision for Life-St. Louis has:    
  •     Served 160 schools (Title I served)
  •     Screened 29,299 students
  •     Examined 4,879 students
  •     Prescribed 3,550 eyeglasses
  •     73% of examined students prescribed eyeglasses
In addition this past school year, Kids Vision for Life expanded to the Jennings, Normandy, and Ferguson-Florissant school districts, serving an additional 4,000 to 5,000 children.

Kids Vision for Life provides free eye screenings to students in K-8 at identified St. Louis area (Title 1) schools. Free eye examinations are provided to students who fail the screening, and students who fail the examinations are given a free pair of eyeglasses. Vision disorders are the most prevalent handicapping condition in U.S. children, particularly with special needs children.

Resources to support Kids Vision for Life are provided by ARCHS, Essilor Vision Foundation, Crown Vision Center, and University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry (mobile van).

Kids Vision for Life is not open to the general public. Interested school districts should contact ARCHS about program expansion.