On Monday, TCC Trinity River partnered with Essilor Vision Foundation and The Alcon Foundation to present Kids Vision Fest, which provided nearly 400 Fort Worth ISD (FWISD) students with vision exams and new eyeglasses at no cost to the family.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner were on hand to reinforce the connection between vision care and literacy by asking some students to share their “top 20 reasons why they love their glasses.” Following the brief program, Mayor Price and Superintendent Scribner interacted with the kids getting exams, with Scribner getting his eyes examined.
During the event, dozens of eye care professionals and volunteers provided vision services to students. If an eye doctor determined a child needed glasses, an onsite eye care professional then assisted the child in selecting stylish eyeglass frames with quality lenses supplied by Essilor Vision Foundation. The prescription eyeglasses will be delivered to the students’ schools within the next several weeks.
Since the year 2020 makes it easy for 20/20 vision to be a priority, Essilor Vision Foundation announced an exciting campaign called Vote for Vision. This initiative encourages people to not only prioritize their children’s vision but to donate to the Foundation so children in underserved communities around the country can receive critical vision care. Learn more at EssilorVisionFoundation.org.