1,906 children found in need of eyeglasses

12.21.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

PISD students fit for new glasses during See to Succeed

The San Jacinto College eye care technology program recently participated in the Kid’s Vision for Life See to Succeed program and found children in need of immediate medical care and eyeglasses.

Out of the 1,989 children to receive exams, San Jacinto College and other See to Succeed partners found 1,906 in need of eyeglasses, 280 in need of medical referrals, and six in need of 24-hour emergency referrals.

This is the College's sixth year to participate in the program, which provides free vision exams and eyewear to children and youth in need. This semester, 63 schools from the Pasadena Independent School District brought students to the College's Central Campus for vision exams and eyeglasses.

See to Succeed is coordinated through the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, San Jacinto College, the University of Houston (UH) College of Optometry, Essilor Vision Foundation, Walmart, Berkeley Eye Center, and the Luxottica One Sight Foundation. San Jacinto College serves as a host site for See to Succeed each Fall, seeing an average of 400 Pasadena students per day for one week.

San Jacinto College eye care students and faculty members also travel to the West End Health Center in the Heights twice a year to assist in vision exams for students from Houston, Pasadena, Klein, Galena Park, Fort Bend, La Marque Consolidated, Aldine, Alief, and Spring ISDs; and the Accelerated Learning Academy and the KIPP Academy.

For more information, visit houstontx.gov/health/kids-vision-life-see-succeed-program.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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