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OneSight Contributes to Community Vision

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Luxottica, OneSight and our Cincinnati community recently worked together to give local kids a shot at a bright future. Jessica Peck, our director of HR communications, shares her experience of the special day.

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 9.43.33 AMWow, what a day it was! We saw 400 students and roughly half of them will come back for a second screening because they did not pass their visual acuity or stereopsis tests.

One fifth grader could not read the top line of our eye chart and was having troubles recognizing her letters. It’s no wonder—her glasses had been broken for more than a year! I have poor vision without correction, so this little girl really touched me. I can’t imagine trying to learn or do my job without my glasses.

Statistically, one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem and I certainly saw that played out right here in my own backyard during my experience at Carson Elementary.

OneSight is amazing and provides a needed service around the globe and here at home. In fact, nearly 1,000 Luxottica associates are screening 30,000 Cincinnati-area students this year in 100 schools as part of their Community Vision Care program. I was inspired after my first day performing vision screenings, because we were changing those kids’ lives by giving them the opportunity to have clear vision. Without their sight, how can they learn or play like other kids?

The fifth grader I met who had broken her glasses will have the opportunity to go to the OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School for a full eye exam and glasses if they are indeed needed. That’s what OneSight is all about—giving the gift of sight—and it’s why I love working for a proud sponsor of OneSight, Luxottica.

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