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January 11, 2010 - Press Release
Better Sight for Bridgeport Students

Bridgeport, Connecticut – ChildSight® Connecticut, a program of Helen Keller International (HKI), has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation to provide free vision care for students in Bridgeport public schools. This is the second year that the Community Foundation is supporting this important program.

ChildSight® Connecticut’s 10-year history of “bringing education into focus”™ matches the Foundation’s goal of improving the quality of life for local youth. Launched in 2000, ChildSight® Connecticut aims to improve the eyesight and academic potential of underserved children in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and New London. The program goes directly into public schools to provide vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and referrals – free of charge. ChildSight® targets children between ages 10-15, the age range when refractive error (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism) typically manifests.

 

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