By Marisa Iati
Originally published in the Washington Post»
Ja’karri Green can’t see mosquitoes when they land on his arm, and sometimes he has trouble reading his Japanese comic books. So it was no surprise when the optometrist who came to his Boys & Girls Club camp last week told him he needed to wear glasses.
“So my seeing is bad?” Ja’karri, 11, asked the doctor, Marianne Mai.
“Not bad at all!” Mai told him. “You just need a little help.”
Ja’karri was among two dozen children at the camp in Severn, Md., to get free vision screenings and exams from a mobile clinic operated by the national nonprofit Vision to Learn. With 25 mobile clinics in 12 states, the organization tries to help kids learn by making sure they can see — one pair of glasses at a time.
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