Vision to Learn celebrates partnership with CCSD, MUSC Health
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Vision to Learn provides children at the Charleston County School District with vision screenings, eye exams, and new prescription glasses at no charge. CCSD partnered with MUSC Health to make this program possible.
On Monday, the first 87 children at Stono Park Elementary School will find it easier to see and learn after receiving free eyeglasses from Vision to Learn. The program started here in the fall.
Also in attendance today at Stono Park Elementary was U.S. Senator Tim Scott, who spoke to students.
“Dream really big dreams and your glasses will help you see a better future,” Scott said.
The program is currently in 500 cities around the country, and so far they’ve helped 1.5 million kids, according to Vision to Learn founder and chairman Austin Beutner. He estimates that 10,000 out of the 50,000 students in CCSD schools need glasses to see in and out of the classroom.
Full article at WCSC.
By: Emilie Zuhowski