About a month ago, many of our students were tested for vision impairments. If a student was found to have worse than 20/40 vision, a free prescription for glasses was written. This week, those prescriptions were filled by a NYC-based designer eyewear company and the students were fitted for their free pair of prescription classes.
Research has shown that if students have vision impairments, their reading comprehension suffers. If a student can’t see the words on the page clearly, they will certainly have trouble reading and comprehending them.
Getting these free glasses is a simple and concrete step to improving students' reading.
Hopefully, they'll be more confident readers in the classroom, on tests, and in their everyday lives.
Glasses won’t only make our students look smart – they might even improve their grades!