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Free Vision Screening & Follow Up Services (As Needed)

posted Aug 8, 2019, 2:00 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated Aug 8, 2019, 2:06 PM ]
At not cost to WMS families, Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has announced a new partnership with nonprofit providers Project Vision Hawai`i (PVH) and Vision To Learn (VTL) for free vision services at select Title I Schools in the 2019-20 school year - this includes WMS!  Your child may be eligible to receive free eyeglasses, as needed. Student Vision Services Vision screenings (using an eye chart and autorefractor) will take place at WMS on Tues., Aug. 13, 2019.  This will be coordinated by a trained PVH or VTL staff member. If your child does not pass the screening, she/he will be referred to the VTL mobile clinic to receive a basic vision exam and glasses prescription (as needed) by a trained, licensed, and independent optometrist who may also identify and refer students in need of more vision care. Vision To Learn’s vision exam is designed to prescribe glasses to children who need them; it is not a replacement for a comprehensive eye exam. The exam is noninvasive; no eye drops will be administered, the child’s eye will not be touched. You will be informed if your child may need follow-up care.  A letter is being sent home to families with an "opt out" slip if preferred.  Questions? 

If you have VTL program questions, please contact Andrew Aguirre at (760)500-2578. If you have PVH program questions, please contact Dianne Bowen-Coleman at (808)291-0166.  
Patti Cook,
Aug 8, 2019, 2:03 PM