Health Care and Wellness

Sight for All United Dispensing 600+ Pairs of Glasses to Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week.

While schools are required to annually screen and identify kids for vision difficulties, more than half of those identified never get an eye exam. In December 2019, Sight for All United five exam lanes in each school, providing full eye exams for children who failed vision screenings conducted by school nurses and organized by United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

After an eye exam, children selected frames for glasses provided by Classic Optical Laboratories. Each child will receive two pairs of glasses – one for home and one for school.

Area eye doctors provided the screenings, including Drs. John Conrad, Nick Lawrence, Chris Shoemaker, Guy Barrett, Pete Sforza, Mike Woloschak, Ryan Maceyko, Brandon Maceyko, Lindsey Foster, Frank D’Apolito and Sergul Erzurum. All services were provided free of charge through Sight for All United and donations from DentaQuest, Essilor Vision Foundation and Classic Optical Laboratories.

Pictured: Beth Landers, Classic Optical Laboratories customer service representative, and Kim Blazek, licensed optician, assist a student with selecting frames. Image courtesy of Sight for All United.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.