This year one of our goals has been to ensure all children in the region have easy access to vision services – eye exams, and if required, glasses. We have been rolling out a no charge school screening program where we attend schools and conduct full vision screenings for Year 1 children. We have identified this age group as this is the year that many reading, maths and writing concepts start, and having poor vision can effect the child’s ability to learn.
As part of this program we have found that many families either don’t have their children’s eyes tested, and some can’t afford to purchase glasses.
I have been working hard with our suppliers to try and resolve this issue and I am happy to let you know that we have 50 pairs of glasses that we can donate per year to children in crisis and need.
Simply contact us to place your interest for your school to hold a vision screening. There is no cost involved to school or families. We do not require any Medicare cards, we are providing our time as a community service. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to screen a class of 30 children.