Heights Eye Studio is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation to raise funds to provide vision care for children who live in underserved communities in the U.S. By participating in the See Kids Soar® in-office cause campaign, Heights Eye Studio is helping to raise awareness and donations for the millions of children around the country who lack proper vision care.
“We are proud to participate in the See Kids Soar program and give back to a cause that is near and dear to our hearts,” says Dr. Chi Peter Nguyen. “Every day we commit ourselves to providing vision services so people can see clearly. By participating in this program, we can help to ensure that kids around the country have the ability to soar in life.”
It is estimated that one in four schoolchildren has a vision issue significant enough to affect their learning. These issues impact their success in school and their ability to thrive in life. Vision is an invisible problem; unlike hunger or tooth decay, children don't know they can’t see clearly. To them, blurred vision is normal.
Children rely on their parents, teachers and communities to be advocates for their vision care. Heights Eye Studio is proud to partner with Essilor Vision Foundation, a national non-profit vision organization whose mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Together, we can bring awareness and vision services to the millions of children in the U.S. who go without eyeglasses due to lack of awareness, access to services or the ability to pay.
“Essilor Vision Foundation has provided more than 1.5 million pairs of glasses to people in need, and through our partnership with eye doctors throughout the country, we can ensure that the millions of children in the U.S. who need vision correction can receive care,” says Becky Palm, President and Executive Director of Essilor Vision Foundation. “It is thanks to partnerships with offices like Heights Eye Studio that we are able to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school and life.”
The See Kids Soar program is an example of how eye care professionals can make a significant impact in elevating the importance of vision care for children within their practice. Vision impacts every aspect of a child’s life from learning, confidence, social interaction, and participation in activities such as sports, art or music. Thanks to the dedication of eye care practices around the country, we can provide vision services and enable children to reach their full potential by giving them the ability to see clearly.