Green Island, Westmoreland, Jamaica
November 5-9, 2017
Moreland Hill Primary and Revival Primary schools
Negril All-Age School
648 children screened, 170 full eye exams, 140 pairs of RX glasses made and dispensed.
Sheffield All-Age School
332 children screened, 61 full eye exams and 45 pairs of RX glasses made and dispensed.
Mount Airy Primary School
428 children screened, 116 full eye exams, 57 pairs of RX glasses made and dispensed.
Many children struggle in school, many more could be doing better than they are. Education is the key to greater opportunity in life and the chance to see your dreams come to fruition. But what if a child can't see well? What if a child cannot see what is written on the board in class or has trouble seeing their school books? Uncorrected refractive error is an educational barrier that need not exist.
We have a simple yet profound mission: bring vision screening to every school in Jamaica. To give every child the equal chance to achieve academic sucess.
We do this by partnering with schools and the local community to bring teams of pediatric eye care professionals to the kids. Every child in the partner school will receive a quality vision screening and, if a vision issue is discovered, will receive a comprehensive eye exam and custom RX glasses.
See Better . Learn Better is commited to the highest quality care possible. We do not drop in and leave...we create a relationship with our partner schools. All exams require parental permission and follow-up care is available for any pathology discovered during an exam.
We believe strongly in sustainability, as such, we ask a small financial contribution from each family toward the cost of glasses. We rely on our community parners to determine need but no child will ever be denied services because of inability to pay.
We track improvements in literacy by collecting data before and after our clinics. The data we collect is reviewed by educators and tracked over time.