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Vision to Learn returns to Baltimore County Public Library to offers free eye exams for kids

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TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced that it will once again be offering free eye exams for children 17 years and younger, and providing glasses if needed, as part of an effort to improve the academic success of students in need.

The initiative, which is a collaboration with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization that provides vision services to children, is part of an effort to address the issue of insufficient access to glasses or other vision-enhancing devices for children, which can have a negative impact on their academic progress.

As part of the program, Vision To Learn will provide families with a pair of glasses, selected from a limited selection, as well as other resources to support their children’s vision.

The Baltimore County Public Library has branches located in 17 different areas of the county, and families can schedule an appointment for a free eye exam by visiting their local branch of the library. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can do so on the Vision To Learn website.

“Partnering with Vision To Learn to provide free eye exams and glasses to children in need aligns with our goal of fostering lifelong learning and growth,” said CEO Sonia Alcántara-Antoine of the Baltimore County Public Library. “Libraries are more than just places to borrow books; we are community hubs where everyone can access the resources they need to succeed. This includes offering this essential vision service, to ensure every child has clear vision heading into the new school year.”

The full 2024 schedule is as follows:

BCPL Vision to Learn Schedule 2024

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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