NECO Launches KidsVision for Life in Boston

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Children were thrilled to receive their new glasses from volunteers from NECO, New England Eye and Essilor.

Children were thrilled to receive their new glasses from volunteers from NECO, New England Eye and Essilor.

The New England College of Optometry (NECO) and its patient care subsidiary New England Eye, along with the Essilor Vision Foundation, conducted a pilot program this spring and summer called KidsVision for Life, providing free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses to children in need at The Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s Yawkey and Orchard Gardens locations.

Over the course of eight days, a team of NECO optometrists and students screened 356 children. Of those screened, 94 children were referred for a comprehensive eye exam at On-Sight, New England Eye’s mobile clinic. Later, the children who were prescribed glasses received them at celebratory fitting parties.