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The Houston Health Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight have partnered up to support the Houston Health Department’s See to Succeed program.

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Each year, the See to Succeed program provides free exams and glasses to more than 11,000 children enrolled in Houston-area school districts. With help from community partners, the program organizes week-long clinics in schools throughout the city to provide vision screenings, full optometry exams and frame fitting and selection services for glasses for area children lacking access to vision services.

Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising program devoted to the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (URE) worldwide. The organization recently donated $15,800 to support Houston school-aged children. The donation will help continue efforts to provide vision and education services for the See to Succeed Children’s vision clinic scheduled October 23-October 27.

Since 2012, See to Succeed has provided more than 48,000 glasses to Houston-area children. With the help. Partnering with numerous organizations, including the University of Houston College of Optometry, Berkeley Eye Center, Walmart, the San Jacinto College Eye Technology Program, Onesight and the Essilor Vision Foundation, See to Succeed most recently provided relief to flood evacuees staying in the George R. Brown and NRG shelters after Hurricane Harvey.

Every year, an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 school children have unresolved vision impairment in the Houston area.

To learn more about the Houston Health Foundation and the See to Succeed program – visit http://houstonhealthfoundation.org/our-programs

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