Greater Cincinnati students to receive free eye exams, eyewear

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - More than 1,400 students in the Greater Cincinnati area will receive full vision exams and new eyewear free of charge during an Opitical Clinic at the Cincinnati Museum Center from Dec. 12-16.

OneSight, a family of charitable programs dedicated to improving vision for those in need, will treat pre-screened students from Cincinnati Public, Northern Kentucky, Mt. Healthy, North College Hill, Reading, New Miami and Catholic-Inner-City Schools.

The Cincinnati Clinic is the last step in the "Cycle of Sight" program that begins with 26,000 students in more than 100 schools. Students with visual and financial need are referred to the Clinic for a full eye exams with a licensed optometrist. According to the American Optometric Association, up to 94 percent of children with reading problems have reduced visual skills.

For the fourth consecutive year, OneSight and the Cincinnati Museum Center are teaming up to host the Clinic. Volunteers include 300 local doctors and associates of Luxottica Retail's Mason headquarters and retail brands including LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical and ILORI. The Clinic is also supported by several community partners including The Charles H. Date Foundation and The Anthem WellPoint Foundation.

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