Free Eye Exams for Children in Our Community
Miami Kids Magazine and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s subsidiary, The Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program, provided free eye exams and glasses when prescribed to children for Back to School. We were able to provide 50 Florida schoolchildren dilated eye examinations, 46 of whom received prescription glasses at no cost to the families. Five of the children were also identified as in need of further evaluations for conditions identified during their exams.
The event took place at the Miami Lighthouse and it was part of the Miami Kids Magazine Back to School Celebration. We were so happy to see many kids checking their vision to start the new school year!