Low-income South Bay students get free eye exams

NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – Free eye examinations were provided Thursday to more than 1,000 low-income students who attend one of three school districts in the South Bay.

Youngsters from the National, Sweetwater Union and San Ysidro districts received examinations, courtesy of around 50 volunteers with the OneSight Program. The nonprofit offers vision care and eyewear for people around the world, according to Rady Children’s Hospital.

Hospital officials said the exams included dilation and tests for color blindness, muscle balance, tonometry and auto refraction for students who have been referred to the clinic by a school nurse. Technicians will be on site and provide prescription glasses for students who need them.

Last year, around 900 pairs of glasses were prescribed by the group.

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