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Spectacle Shoppe to recommence student vision screening programme

Spectacle Shoppe to  recommence student vision screening programme

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by Bria King Fri, Sept 21, 2012

The student vision screening programme, run by the Spectacle Shoppe, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, will recommence on October 1.{{more}}

The programme, which was launched in May, is geared towards identifying students with visual impairment and providing follow-up correction and treatment in an efficient, timely and economic manner.

Since the launch of the programme, 802 students from the Dorsetshire Hill Government, Belair Government, Brighton Government and Calliaqua Anglican schools have been screened, free of charge.

Headteacher of the Belair Government School Joy Matthews said “Having such a programme is most welcome and timely and we appreciate the initiative and foresight of the Spectacle Shoppe. We are aware of the high cost of doing these tests and some parents’ inability to meet such costs and we sincerely appreciate this programme.”

A parent appreciatively said, “I would have never known my child had a vision problem had it not been identified through this programme”.

A total of 2,295 students from the Sion Hill Government, Lowmans Leeward Anglican, Kingstown Anglican, Petersville Primary and Fairhall Primary Schools are expected to be screened by the end of the term.

The Spectacle Shoppe is calling on interested businesses to come on board with the cause. All donations made to this program will be placed in a Student Vision Screening Fund to maintain and ensure the programme’s continuation.

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