Etnia Barcelona Foundation Partners with Vons Vision to Aid in Eye Examinations for Children and Students
Etnia Barcelona Foundation, in collaboration with Vons Vision, will be partnering with 5 local optometrists to aid in eye examinations for children and students in need. This event will take place in Brandon, Florida on February 6 from 8am to 4pm.
In addition to the basic screenings and full examinations, Etnia Barcelona Foundation will facilitate the corrective eyewear needed for every child.
The demographic targeted by this outreach program faces significant barriers as a result of their visual impairments. For younger children in elementary school, poor vision leads to a greater inability to perform fundamental skills like reading and writing.
Because a child may not be able to see words and numbers correctly, their ability to learn and develop is greatly impeded. Even vision that is only slightly worse than that of their classmates can cause children to quickly fall behind in school, significantly hindering their education in the long run. Etnia Barcelona Foundation in collaboration with Von’s Vision hopes to ensure that subpar vision will not negatively impact these students inside and outside the classroom.
Below is the list of confirmed doctors:
- Dr. Ornella Aluweisi of Eyes On Lakeland
- Dr. Ryan Oldin of Eyes On Lakeland
- Dr. Pauline Thai of Florida Eye Specialist & Cataract Institute
- Dr. Kimberly Chaney
- Dr. Marielle Alcantara of OptiMart
The program currently has over 150 registrants and counting.