“Exam week” takes on new meaning for 100+ local students who will receive free eye exams and new glasses onboard OneSight’s Vision Van when it parks at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Jan. 30-31. The Clinic is hosted by OneSight.
Children’s Hospital patients and students from Phoenix Unified School District will receive comprehensive eye exams onboard EyeLeen, OneSight’s state-of-the-art mobile vision center and optical lab. Local doctors, technicians and teams from EyeMed Vision Care, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut and other community partners are volunteering services to support area children and families. The Clinic team will be able to manufacture the majority of prescriptions onsite, ensuring students immediately receive the quality glasses they need to see and learn their best.
OneSight Vision Vans have visited Phoenix 12 times since 1996, helping nearly 4,000 area students. This year’s Phoenix Clinic is coordinated by local LensCrafters leaders with sponsorship support from EyeMed Vision Care and Pearle Vision.
“The American Optometric Association reports one out of four children has an undiagnosed vision problem,” said Lukas Ruecker, President of EyeMed Vision Care, presenting sponsor of OneSight’s 2014 Vision Van program. “We believe all people deserve access to quality vision care to see life to the fullest. That’s why our work with OneSight is so important to who we are and what we stand for,” said Ruecker. “EyeMed supported the creation of OneSight’s EyeLeen Vision Van in 2011 and together we’ve traveled 40,000 miles to serve 7,600 students in 21 states. We’re eager to expand our support and hit the road in 2014 to help thousands more students in need.”
In addition to Arizona, OneSight’s 2014 Vision Van program will serve thousands of students across California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin.