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星期四, 11月 17, 2016

BPS Students to Receive Free Eye Exams, Glasses via Mobile Optometry Truck Tomorrow at TechBoston Academy

 
Boston, MA - Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Tomorrow, Boston Public Schools (BPS) will host one of the first On-Site 2020 eye exam events of the school year at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester. The school nurse gave students eyesight screenings in her office in the fall, and for this event chose approximately 50 students whom she felt needed more intensive eye exams and probably eyeglasses.

TechBoston Academy Co-Principals Keith Love and Nora Vernazza, the school nurse, optometrists from On-Site 2020, and students will be on hand to discuss why this event is important and the impact impaired eyesight can have on student learning. 

In recognition of National Eye Exam Month in August 2016, Superintendent Tommy Chang joined 2020 On-Site Optometry Founder and CEO Howard Bornstein in announcing a new partnership to provide BPS students with vision care, which includes vision screening and free pairs of glasses.

Last year through an initial pilot between BPS and 2020 On-Site, more than 500 students received comprehensive eye exams, and over 280 pairs of glasses were put in the hands of those students. 2020 On-Site fully funded glasses for 150 of the students, as well as a majority of the eye exams. 
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016

Suggested media arrival: 1:00PM
Eye exams: 7:30AM - 2:30PM

WHERE: TechBoston Academy, 9 Peacevale Road, Dorchester