Nonprofit promotes vision health in Chicago schools

04/5/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A nonprofit pilot program aims to promote vision health among young Chicago students and their families. The Chicago-based Prevent Blindness America program is distributing 1,000 curriculum kits that each contain four 10-minute lessons for students in kindergarten through second grade. Officials at the nonprofit say many uncorrected visual conditions, such as myopia and astigmatism, can have negative effects on student learning.

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