LensCrafters helps children improve sight

Special to the Herald-Guide
November 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Over 100 children in St. Charles Parish received the "gift of sight" when LensCrafters stopped by Harry Hurst Middle School to offer free vision care and eyewear to children in the area.

The company's "Vision Van" spent two days at the school and treated 148 students, giving glasses to 138 of those students that day. Six more students will receive their glasses in the near future, due to the fact that the frames had to be sent out to be made because of complicated prescriptions.

"There were also six students identified as legally blind that are now in glasses and can see for the first time," Darla Rebowe, school nurse coordinator, said. "What an amazing gift to give."

Sponsored by the Give the Gift of Sight Foundation and Luxottica Group, these programs have helped more than five million people on five continents and in hundreds of communities across North America. The program's goal is to help seven million people by 2008.

To learn more about Gift of Sight, visit www.givethegiftofsight.org.




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