Q. Why was Vision To Learn started?
A. Vision To Learn was created by the Beutner Family Foundation to provide free eye exams and free eyeglasses to children in low-income communities.
Q. How does Vision To Learn select which schools to visit?
A. Vision To Learn selects Title I schools only.
Q. Does Vision To Learn visit Boys & Girls Clubs or community programs?
A. Vision To Learn visits organizations that serve elementary school-aged students, including programs that care for children in the summer months or school holidays.
Q. Is the Vision To Learn program really free?
A. Yes, due to the generosity of our Sponsors, Partners and Friends.
Q. Does signing the Consent Form obligate me to pay for anything or do anything?
A. No. Vision To Learn provides all eye exams and eyeglasses for free. The Consent Form allows the Vision To Learn doctors to perform an eye exam and prescribe glasses, if necessary.
Q. How does Vision To Learn know which children to examine?
A. Schools provide an initial vision screening of all grades in the school.
Q. My child received a very strong prescription for his or her glasses. What is the best way for my child to transition?
A. See Getting Used to New Glasses
Q. What if my child breaks or scratches his/her free glasses?
A. We offer some helpful tips on how to teach kids to properly care for their new glasses. However, if there is damage, refer to our Warranty Information on this page.
Q. What if my child has problems with the fit or effectiveness of his or her eyeglasses?
A. Contact us for information on follow-up care at (800) 485-9196 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How can I get Vision To Learn to come to my child’s school?
A. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Q. If I wanted to donate, how much does a pair of eyeglasses cost for Vision To Learn?
A. Including the frames, prescription lenses, eye exam and administrative costs, a pair of glasses costs approximately $100 “all in.” If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donate page.
Q. What is the impact of Vision To Learn on students?
A. A UCLA report shows that vision correction for those in need permits children to be more focused in the classroom and better able to complete their schoolwork. To read more about the positive impact Vision To Learn has on kids, please see the UCLA Study and Impact Analysis.