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Free Vision Screenings Continue for all Community School Students

Through our partnership with Dept of Health and Mental Hygience (DOHMH) and Warby Parker, last year we were able to meet our milestone of distributing 20,000 pairs of glasses to students - two years ahead of plan! We are pleased that students needing vision correction will again this year be able to get new glasses or replace those that were lost or damaged.

Information for participating schools:

As before, vision screenings and optometry will be combined in the same visit. This effort requires two main parts-- passive consent forms and a pre-planning meeting with DOHMH. 

Passive Consent Forms

Several weeks before the scheduled vision screening, DOHMH will meet with you to discuss logistics and preparation. In the meantime, we need your help to have parents complete the Passive Consent Form. Only parents who wish to opt out of vision screenings need to return it to the school, but we need all schools to send it home. 

The returned passive consent forms should be filed at your school and shared with DOHMH staff during vision screening. 

Passive Consent forms:

Planning a visit to your school

During the upcoming pre-planning meeting with your school, we’ll go over all the steps to make for an efficient and successful vision screening event.  You can find all the steps in the PrePlan Letter to Principals

After vision screening takes place, there are several forms which must go out to parents. We have translated them all and organized them by language here. You can find translations for the following in each folder: 
  • Post Exam Letter to Parents
  • Takeaway Cards for Students
  • Vision Makeup Day Consent Form