KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Doctors provided free eye exams for students at Kettering City Schools on Thursday.
It was part of the “iSee” program by the Ohio Optometric Foundation.
The program provides free comprehensive eye exams to students identified by nurses that may need vision care.
Organizers say vision is key for students in the learning process.
“Being able to see is very important to being able to learn,” says Rep. Niraj Antani. “If you can’t see the board, then you’re not going to be able to learn. If you can’t see the math equations up on your teacher’s board, you’re not going to be able to learn math.”
Statistics show only one in seven students get their eyes checked before they start school for the year.