Helen Keller International's ChildSight program gives eye exams, glasses to I.S. 227 students

Doctors say a child’s grades can suffer if they’re struggling with their eyesight. (9/27/13)

BROOKLYN - Some Brooklyn students have a much clearer vision of what's happening in the classroom after receiving new glasses.

Helen Keller International's ChildSight program gave kids at I.S. 227 a free eye exam and brand new glasses so that none of them have to struggle to see the board, or read their books again.

Doctors say the majority of learning occurs through the eyes, so if a child struggles with eyesight, their grades could suffer.

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ChildSight has screened more than 1.6 million children since 1994.
 

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