One of the things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving week is having glasses. Everyone I love who needs glasses also has them. That means we can read and learn and make art and see the tiniest mushrooms growing on the bark of the oak tree. Have you seen them? They are the size of a ladybug's umbrella!
What if you needed glasses and couldn't afford them?
Imagine how that would impair your reading and writing, and seeing the blackboard, and doing school sports.
Think about all the fun things your eyes help you to do, too: predicting the winter weather by looking at the woolly bear caterpillar's stripes,
spotting little gnomes in the forest, and
I'm grateful for One Sight, a wonderful program which works with the Fresh Air Fund to bring better vision to children in the Fresh Air Fund program. Did you know that one out of four school children in the U.S. has vision problems, and 86% do not get their vision checked before age 12? How can this be?
The Fresh Air Fund and One Sight are doing something about the problem.
One Sight's Vision Vans and a team of local doctors and volunteers visited each Fresh Air Camp this summer for the fifth summer in the row to provide free eye exams and eye wear to thousands of children in need. They screened 3,295 children and counselors, gave 1,757 eye exams, and made 1,629 pairs of glasses.
Consider supporting this wonderful program. To visit their site, click on the title of this post! Thank you! Beth