Lifelong Vision Foundation announces new Partnerships to provide eye health education and career paths, vision testing, and eyeglasses for under-resourced teens from College Bound and Wyman Center.
Initially, 25 youth from each program will participate, and a new 25 from each program will be added each of the following three years.
College Bound and Wyman Center staff will transport teens to Pepose Vision Institute, where Lifelong Vision Foundation staff and volunteers will greet them, assist with initial paperwork, and accompany them through their vision exams. Pepose Vision Institute physicians will perform the vision exams and introduce them to career options in the field of vision sciences: technicians, researchers, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and medical administrators.
“We are excited to provide College Bound and Wyman Center youth with vision exams and glasses, and to provide follow-up visits as needed for an additional three years,” said Marilyn Spirt, Executive Director of Lifelong Vision Foundation. “I am confident that the teens can benefit in multiple ways, from good eye health to seeing firsthand new and exciting possibilities for career opportunities,” added Dave Hilliard, president and CEO of Wyman Center.