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Eye Glass Project for School Children

The children of the working poor, who are not eligible for state funded programs like “MediCal”, find it difficult to obtain eye care. While some privately funded free clinics are available to provide eye examinations, it is often not possible even for the most visually impaired of these children to obtain eyeglasses. Recognizing the need for this service and working through the St. Joseph Center in Venice, California, the Friends of Vision Foundation has made eye exams and eyeglasses available, not only to the children, but also to the parents of approximately 800 indigent families. Local optometrists and ophthalmologists provide these services on a continuing basis by offering eye clinics at the St. Joseph Center. Eyeglasses are made available at no charge through the professional and financial support of local opticians.


Mary Madden, one of the Friends of Vision Foundation volunteers, is shown with one of the children during a vision screening at St. Joseph's Center in Venice, California. Working through the St. Joseph's Center, the Friends of Vision Foundation has made eye exams and eyeglasses available, not only to the children, but also to the parents of approximately 800 indigent families.

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