300 students from Aldine ISD and over 100 students from Black Elementary received extensive vision examinations. Each child was rotated through a dozen assessment stations to determine a vision prescription and choose a frame. Glasses to be delivered a few weeks later.
The Houston Health Foundation will receive a $100,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities program to establish a youth garden in Gulfton to promote healthier foods and curbing obesity.
The Houston Health Department estimates up to 20,000 area students start school each year with unresolved eye or vision issues - a problem so pervasive that, in 2011, the agency and its nonprofit wing, the Houston Health Foundation, began offering free, full eye exams to 10 school districts.
Pat Segu, O.D. Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Houston College of Optometry and Clinical Director of See to Succeed shared that they are in the seventh year of this safety net program providing free eye exams and glasses to students.