FORT MYERS, Fla.- As students across the country are getting back in the swing of things, some in Southwest Florida are seeing a major change. During free screenings at Franklin Park Elementary Wednesday, some were able to see clearly for the first time in their lives.
Doctors screened 500 students and fitted 85 students for glasses, all made possible because of a partnership between Florida Vision Quest and Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.
The free vision care includes screenings and even prescription glasses when needed. Everything is done inside the school and in a mobile care unit parked on campus.
"It's a beautiful opportunity for our students to make sure they are physically fit and ready to go to make sure they can see accurately so they can learn well," says Franlin Park Elementary Principal Charles Luckey.
Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has supported Florida's Vision Quest since 2006 and has donated over $200,000 to help more than 5,000 students.