Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fresh Air Fund- Camp Vision

Note: Sara at Fresh Air emailed me to tell me about a partnership Fresh Air Fund has with OneSight.

Did you know?
One out of four school children in the U.S. has vision problems, and 86% do not get their vision checked before age 12.

Many Fresh Air children do not have access to affordable vision care. Glasses break, are too expensive to replace, or are never prescribed in the first place. And often as a result, children's performance in academics, sports and activities suffers.

Fresh Air Camps
For the fifth summer in a row, OneSight offered to bring their traveling optical clinic to all five Fresh Air Fund camp.

Together with OneSight's Vision Vans – and a team of local doctors and volunteers, OneSight provides free eye exams and eyewear to thousands of children in need each year.

This summer at Fresh Air camp, OneSight's staff screened 3,295 children and counselors, gave 1,757 eye exams, and made 1,629 pairs of glasses, with 1,458 of them on-site and 171 specially driven in. The team stayed at Camp Hayden-Marks for two camp sessions, to make sure every child who needed the gift of sight was screened.

By supporting The Fresh Air Fund, they are able to partner with Onesight to provide free eye exams and eyewear to the children who need them each year.

For more information, visit http://freshairvision.org