MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Milwaukee-area children received free eye screenings and prescription glasses as part of a school eye health event. The exams were conducted by board-certified pediatric screeners from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin at the Augustine Preparatory Academy, and any child with the need for prescription eyewear will receive a free pair of glasses during a follow-up visit.
The event is part of a grant program from UnitedHealthcare to nonprofits in cities across the country to coordinate free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and glasses donations. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has received a $5,000 grant for the local event.
About Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
Founded in 1958, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 agency with a mission to improve the lives of children, adults and families through early detection of eye conditions to prevent blindness and preserve sight. On-going vision screening activities and state-wide public health education lead to a lifetime of healthy vision. The agency provides free vision screenings to preschool children, school-age children and adults. It also provides public and professional education in vision health, vision safety and vision loss prevention. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is the only nonprofit organization in the state providing these services. Since its founding, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has vision screened more than 7 million children! With a network of more than 5,000 volunteers and partners, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is supported by voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, organizations, and special events for its sight saving services.
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