Donated eyeglasses provide sight for sore eyes at two Dallas ISD schools

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More than 40 students at Dallas ISD’s Boude Storey Middle School and John Neely Bryan Elementary School will be able to focus a little better in class thanks to donated eyeglasses they received on Monday, Sept. 12.

The donated glasses were made possible by a partnership between the Essilor Vision Foundation and Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. Students from both schools received free vision screenings at an Aug. 17 back-to-school event where they also received donated school uniforms, free haircuts, free dental care and food to take home.

At Boude Storey, students receiving their glasses were a mix of those who had worn glasses in the past and lost them and others who needed glasses but never had them before.

Essilor Vision Foundation is a public non-profit charity established by Dallas-based Essilor of America, the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children.

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