The in School Eye Exam (iSee) program provides eye exams to students identified by school nurses as needing follow-up vision care. The Ohio Optometric Foundation works in conjunction with school districts to organize a two-day event in the school that provides eye exams and eyewear at no charge to students who are at risk academically because they need eye care.
Studies show that nearly 50% of the students who do not pass school vision screenings do not receive the needed follow-up care. The iSee program bridges that gap by bringing the eye examinations and eyewear directly to the schools.
iSee events are provided at no cost. The services, equipment, and custom eyewear are generously donated. Doctors and staff volunteer their time to provide the exams and Information for follow-up care if needed.
The Ohio Optometric Foundation has established an endowed scholarship which will be awarded annually to a student entering their fourth year of study at The Ohio State University College of Optometry who demonstrates financial need, is in good standing with the student optometric association, graduated from an Ohio high school and exhibits leadership abilities. Through this important endeavor, the Foundation will ensure that this scholarship becomes a legacy that will last in perpetuity.