It’s always a special honor to help those in your hometown. And last week we were able to do just that with a charitable vision clinic in Mason, Ohio at the Luxottica Retail Office. Over a three-day period, and with the support of more than 300 Luxottica volunteers, we were able to to screen 232 local patients for vision correction and eye health needs; with 217 pairs of glasses prescribed, manufactured, and distributed we call that a success. In partnership with Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC), Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) and Su Casa, the clinic served highly vulnerable patients including local students, elderly patients, and Hispanic and Latino families.
Our clinic was full of patients like Emily, who noticed she couldn’t see the board in class clearly and came to OneSight for help. And it’s thanks to volunteers like Alicia, who take the time out of their hectic schedules to serve others, that we’re able to provide quality vision care to hundreds of these patients in such a short amount of time.
This clinic complements the other work OneSight is doing to help close the vision care gap for good in Cincinnati. We’ve also opened seven school-based vision centers across greater Cincinnati, bringing permanent access to over 145,000 students and their families. And for those schools not covered by a permanent center, we hold annual vision screenings in the Fall to help identify students with a vision correction need. In partnership with Luxottica, OneSight has also provided vision screenings to nearly half a million Cincinnati students in the past 26 years. This September, OneSight looks forward to adding to that number as we join over 800 volunteers in a continued effort to #HelpCincinnatiSee by screening over 20,000 students at more than 70 schools.
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