World Sight Day is today – October 13, 2016!

Crown Vision Center is committed to your eye health. Eye health is best when tackled as early as possible, even if you don’t have poor vision. We recommend scheduling your eye exams yearly, for both adults and children.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), there were an estimated 285 million visually impaired people worldwide in 2010, including 39 million of them living with blindness. Shockingly, it is estimated that 80% of the people who are visually impaired, including blind, have conditions that are treatable!1 That means there are approximately 228 million people living with treatable eye conditions worldwide. All they need is access to a comprehensive eye exam and treatment.

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At Crown Vision Center, we understand that vision drives education and career outlooks. Without the power of sight, students and adults lack the necessary skills to perform at their best. In many cases, vision loss can be treated and reversed. That is where we come in.

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We are a proud sponsor of Kids Vision for Life St Louis (KVFL). Their mission is to provide St Louis area youth, in multiple school districts, access to vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses – all free of charge. Through our partnership, KVFL was able to visit over 132 schools in the St Louis area during the 2015-2016 school year! During that school year, KVFL was able to perform 4,247 eye exams. This resulted in providing 3,737 new prescription glasses to the area youth.

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The Crown family is proud to be able to provide these services to the most economically distressed areas of St Louis. Previously, going to school to learn was a huge challenge for these students. Now, they are able to go to school with glasses, overcoming one hurdle to their success.

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For more information or to get involved with Kids Vision for Life St Louis visit their website, http://www.kidsvisionforlifestlouis.com/. There are volunteer opportunities available to help KVFL carry out their mission. You can also make a donation to help supply eyeglasses to those in need!

 

References:

1 – World Health Organization. Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019. Spain: World Health Organization, 2013. PDF Edition.