Vision To Learn was connected with Dubuque through the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, a collaboration of foundations, nonprofits, states and communities focused on the number one predictor of school success: third grade reading. This project is supported with a generous grant from Theisen’s Home Farm Auto.
Iowa was the first state where Vision To Learn began Midwestern operations, and serves as an example of the ability of rural clinics to serve in both urban and rural communities.
Since the Dubuque launch, Vision To Learn Iowa has expanded to serve 41 schools in seven different counties throughout Northeast Iowa, including Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties.
An estimated 20,000 students in Iowa need glasses.
During the Spring of 2017, Vision To Learn Iowa partnered with the United Way of Central Iowa, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, and Iowa Prevent Blindness to pilot a mobile clinic in five elementary schools in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. This partnership resulted in 214 students receiving a free eye exam and 170 students with free glasses.
An estimated 5,000 students in the Des Moines area need glasses.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Community Foundation of Jackson County
Delta Dental Iowa Foundation
Iowa Prevent Blindness
Steve and Elaine Kahler
Klauer Optical Co.
Theisen’s Home Farm & Auto
United Way of Central Iowa
Vision To Learn – Iowa
Corinne Kroger, Regional Director
+1 (563) 284-2393
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