Founded by Boston-based optometrist Dr. Tricia Rose, Envision Boston Giving is a program that supplies public school students across three Boston schools with free glasses and vision screenings. Envision also replaces glasses for any student who may happen to lose or break their originally provided pair. Approximately 80% of a child’s learning and educational retention during the first 12 years of their life are products of visually-dependent tasks. Envision Boston Giving is dedicated to the prevention of untreated eye problems interfering with students’ ability to learn up to their potential.
You can learn more about Envision Boston Giving through this Boston Globe article about the program.