CINCINNATI - A local group is donating $55,000 so needy children can get eye examinations.
The Cincinnati Woman’s Club will present a check for $55,000 on Thursday to the OneSight Vision Center, which is located at Oyler School and operated by the Cincinnati Health Department.
Oyler is located at 2121 Hatmaker St., in the Price Hill neighborhood.
The money will be used for transportation to shuttle children from the Cincinnati area to the vision center for eye exams and for front desk staffing.
Along with the new transportation services, the OneSight Vision Center anticipates it will provide services to 2,000 students this year, helping to close the gap for many children who need access to care.
Last year it was estimated that 1,700 students needed eye care during the year, 300 of who were unable to gain access.
“Children who see better, learn better,” said Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, director of the Cincinnati Health Department’s school and adolescent health division, which will operate the OneSight Vision Center as well as the newly renovated Oyler School-Based Health Center.
“Thanks to our caring partners we will be able to provide year-round access to professional vision for our kids,” Crumpton added.
The OneSight Vision Center at Oyler is the first completely self-sustaining school-based vision center in the United States that provides comprehensive eye exams, glasses, fittings, adjustments, medical eye care and vision therapy with an on-site optometrist, optometric technician and optician.
All money raised by the Cincinnati Woman’s Club was organized by immediate past president, Marianne Beard and other members to complete the “President’s Project”, a large charity fundraising event initiated by each president every two years.
Founded in 1894, the Cincinnati Woman’s Club has a longstanding history in the area with a focus on philanthropy and education.
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