Representatives from One Sight say being able to see and read is an important aspect of a child’s education and the sooner a student struggling to see gets help the better. " What we know about children is that about 80% of what they learn is visual and one in four children, according to the Optometric Association, go undiagnosed with a vision problem,” said Dawn Yager, project manager for One Sight.
Yager tells ABC 4 Utah Tuesday alone 95% of the students they see will need glasses and identifying who those children are only sets them up for success. “Their in a classroom maybe their sitting in the back of a classroom if they cant see the lesson plan on the board their not going to be successful. Who knows what will happen as far as their learning ability, but lets identify it while their young while we’re here at an elementary school,” said Yager.
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On Tuesday it definitely made a big difference for students like 7-year-old Blanca Pineda who chose a fancy new pair of frames for the first time. "I like these glasses because they are kind of golden and golden is kind of my favorite color," said Pineda.
The One Sight van will be at
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