November 20, 2017

Vision Scholarship

Here in Massachusetts, as many as 24% of the students in economically challenged communities are going to school with poor vision. For students enrolled in job training programs, the percentage of students with poor vision is more like 40%. As a state and as a nation, the success of our economy rests on the talent and education of our students. If 24% or 40% of the students in economically challenged communities are not seeing as well as they should, how well do you think they are going to do in school. If they do not get the education they need, what kind of economic opportunities await them?

We are the Vision Coalition. Through vision screenings, we identify the students in these needy communities that have not maximized their vision potential. We form coalitions with schools, job training instititions, and mentoring organizations that help us bring these students to the eye care professional for the eye exams and eyeglasses they need. If the student does not have the insurance coverage he or she needs, we award him or her a Vision Scholarship. A Vision Scholarship provides a free eye exam and a free pair of eyeglasses.

Life is hard enough already. Take it on with good vision.

Do you need a Vision Scholarship? Do you know someone who could benefit from a Vision Scholarship?  Send me an e-mail at alan@thevisioncoalition.org.

 

Alan M. Cregg

Executive Director
Vision Coalition

 





VISION COALITION MASSACHUSETTS
P.O. Box 4218
Andover, MA 01810


Vision Coalition, Inc., doing business as Vision Coalition Massachusetts and formerly Prevent Blindness Massachusetts, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization leading people to better vision since 1965.