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How to help kids in need see + learn better

An EVF vision clinic in action.

THOUGH 80% OF ALL VISION impairment can be prevented or cured, 1 out of every 4 kids in the U.S. still has a vision problem that can affect their ability to learn.

You’ve seen it in your practice. It’s evident in your community.

And, that problem is exacerbated by the fact that these children often aren’t aware that their blurred vision isn’t normal.

What can you as a corporate optometrist do to give back and help those who don’t have the resources to help themselves? That void is exactly what the Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is working to fill. In fact, since its inception in 2007, EVF has donated 1 million pairs of glasses to people in need in the U.S.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

How can you contribute and make a difference? EVF has created three programs designed to help optometrists like you get engaged and to help you support your own and nearby communities with vision care and glasses young people need.

» PROMOTE CHILDREN’S VISION.

Through the See Kids Soar initiative, you can get a free marketing kit that will help you educate others in the community about children’s vision needs throughout the country. evfusa.org/bettersightenrollment

» ORDER CHARITABLE GLASSES.

Participate in Changing Life through Lenses by enrolling in an account to receive free glasses for your community-based charitable efforts. changinglifethroughlenses.org

» HEALTHY EYES, HEALTHY CHILDREN.

Working in conjunction with the American Optometric Association’s Optometry Cares initiative, HEHC offers grants annually to increase vision service in communities. aoafoundation.org/hehc/

Without programs like these, millions of children across the country would have no access to vision services. Help make a difference, and make giving back a part of who you are. COT! —Stephanie K. De Long

4 PRACTICE PLUSES

How does giving benefit you and your practice?

  1. Differentiates and brings awareness to your practice.
  2. Improves staff engagement.
  3. Increases patient loyalty and traffic.
  4. Solves a very real problem in your community.