VISION FOR CHILDREN
More than 20% of all school aged children in the United States have vision problems, and low-income and minority children are even more likely to have unmet vision care needs. If students cannot see, they cannot read (be it their textbooks and/or the writing on the board at the front of the classroom), and if they cannot read they have little hope of keeping pace with the demands of school and will likely under-perform relative to their full potential.
With the generosity of Crystal Charity Ball, Dallas Services’ Low Vision Clinic is pleased to offer eye examinations and eyeglasses to low-income students living in Dallas County for $10.
How the program works
After a student has failed a second vision screening, the school nurse will make the appointment for the student. The Low Vision Clinic will host clinics on scheduled Saturdays during the school year. A full eye exam and glasses will cost $10.
Eligibility-any student who has
- Failed 2 vision screenings
- Qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program
To schedule an appointment
The school nurse contacts Yolanda Gonzalez at 214-828-9900 between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday. The school nurse will mail, fax or email the attached application before the day of the appointment.
Dates for 2018-2019 Saturday Clinics
|September 15, 2018||September 29, 2018||October 13, 2018|
|October 27, 2018||November 17, 2018||December 1, 2018|
|December 15, 2018||January 12, 2019||January 26, 2019|
|February 9, 2019||February 23, 2019||March 9, 2019|
|March 23, 2019||April 6, 2019||April 13, 2019|
|April 27, 2019||May 11, 2019||May 18, 2019|
Saturday Clinic Requirements
- Have an appointment, no drop ins
- Check in by 10:30 am
- Be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Have the release form signed
- Pay $10 in the form of cash or money order at the time of the appointment
Approximately 2 weeks after the student eye exam, the glasses will be mailed to the school nurse to distribute to the students. Students who get their glasses at the Saturday Clinic can have them repaired for $10 on replaced for $40. A repair or replacement form can be mailed with a money order and the glasses will be returned to the school. If the student brings the glasses and payment to the Low Vison Clinic, a parent can pick them up at the Clinic.
If a student already has a valid prescription, the Low Vision Clinic can fill the prescription for glasses for $40. The school nurse can call and make an appointment for the student to pick out a frame.