SOURCE: Oswego Vision, Ltd.
OSWEGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Oswego Vision, Ltd. (www.oswegovision.com), a provider of specialized eye care services, offered free, comprehensive eye exams to Oswego kindergarteners on October 10th in honor of National Sight Day. In partnership with a nonprofit charity established by Dallas-based Essilor of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, Oswego Vision, Ltd.'s Dr. Alan Hein and Dr. Sarah Frassato provided on-site screenings, exams, and fittings for eye glasses to qualifying local children. The eye care services were given at East View Elementary School to 31 children who have previously failed school vision screenings and 18 of them received glasses.
Essilor Vision Foundation, a public charity organization, supplies vision care to youth in local communities with eye sight problems and no medical insurance. For the services provided at East View Elementary, Essilor offered eye glass frames and lenses, while their selected partner, Oswego Vision, provided the complete vision exams.
"We are honored to participate in this program that is benefiting the young students in our community who are in need of vision care," said Dr. Alan Hein, Founder of Oswego Vision, Ltd. "By partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation, we are able to promptly treat eye problems at an early age that could otherwise lead to permanent vision issues and preventable struggles in school."
The State of Illinois now requires all kindergarten children as well as children new to the district to have an eye exam. In 2013, Oswego Vision, Ltd. and Essilor Vision Foundation will expand the program to provide care for low-income students in other elementary schools in the community.
The Essilor Vision Foundation strives to reach the children globally with the greatest eye care needs with the mission of eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Since 2009, the Foundation has provided more than 86,000 eye exams and glasses worldwide.
About Oswego Vision
Oswego Vision, Ltd. provides professional eye care for patients who live in Oswego and surrounding communities since 1987. Our patients benefit from highly specialized eye care in a high-tech facility featuring the latest optical technology. The diagnostic instruments we use are the same sophisticated tools often found in expansive medical clinics. We offer personal eye care at prices that are often lower than at chain vision centers. To learn more, contact us at www.oswegovision.com or call 630.554.8002.