OneSight next stop: New York city. To help students see better, learn better!

OneSight next stop: New York city. To help students see better, learn better!

“Children who see better, learn better and we’re thrilled to be working with OneSight to add vision care to our Community Learning Schools model through Project NYSee,” stated Karen Alford, United Federation of Teachers Vice President for Elementary Education.

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The New York City school system serves 1.1 million children. Many of them live below the poverty line and are unable to afford a simple pair of glasses, which could give them access to better sight and a better future.  A new partnership between New York City’s United Federation of Teachers and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit sponsored by Luxottica, aims to change that.

OneSight has helped 8.5 million people around the world since 1988. Now, through its Project NYSee which launches April 23-24, New York City public school students will have access to free eye exams and new glasses onboard OneSight’s state-of-the-art Vision Van "EyeLeen", parked at PS335/MS584 in Brooklyn, thanks to the support of EyeMed Vision Care.

Because the long-term focus of Project NYSee is to provide sustainable, year-round access to quality vision care for students, OneSight is also working with local health partners and The SUNY College of Optometry to open two self-sustaining school-based vision centers in Brooklyn and the Bronx next fall.  These centers,
made possible by the support of LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut, will serve a collective 10,000 students annually with comprehensive eye exams, glasses, fittings, adjustments and medical eye care.

“Children who see better, learn better and we’re thrilled to be working with OneSight to add vision care to our Community Learning Schools model through Project NYSee,” stated Karen Alford, United Federation of Teachers Vice President for Elementary Education.

Search for #NYSee, #2020roadtrip and #OneSight in #NYC, #Brooklyn, #BigApple to find out more on OneSight’s work in New York City and the 2014 Vision Van program.

Last updated: Jan 12 2016