During the 2016-17 school year, Vision To Learn Iowa will expand to serve 45 schools in seven different counties throughout Northeast Iowa. Starting in October 2016, the mobile clinic will begin traveling to area schools in Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties. It will continue its journey throughout Eastern Iowa during the school year; during the summer months, it will make stops at summer programs and local youth-serving organizations. Students will be identified for an exam on the mobile clinic based on school screenings, and those requiring prescriptions will each receive two free pairs of glasses.
Vision To Learn is pleased to recognize the leadership of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading which works to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. Research by the University of California Los Angeles Mattel Children’s Hospital shows that Vision To Learn has a direct impact on education outcomes for children supported by the program and improves the learning environment for the entire classroom and school. We look forward to serving students in low-income and rural communities throughout Iowa, delivering access to glasses that will improve literacy and other educational outcomes.