Vision to Learn: Changing Students' Lives
June 6, 2016•9 min
Learn about the groundbreaking influence of the Vision To Learn program.Philanthropist and former editor of the L.A. Times, Austin Beutner, created an idea which has blossomed into a national organization that provides needy children with free eye exams and glasses.Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, Vision To Learn provides children with free eye exams and free glasses by bringing its mobile eye clinics to schools and to other neighborhood youth and community organizations.Kids’ vision issues often go undetected, with as many as one in five children lacking the ability to see clearly. Students with impaired vision can struggle to read a book, study math, see the board, or even participate in class... all of which can result in poor grades and adversely affect academic achievement. Vision To Learn alters these outcomes by coordinating screenings for children and supplying those in need with eye exams and glasses; an age-old yet critical tool for success.