On Monday, July 7th, Congressman Kennedy visited New England Eye On-Sight while we were providing comprehensive eye exams at Citizens for Citizens HeadStart in Fall River. Congressman Kennedy met with the President, faculty, and optometry students from New England College of Optometry, staff of Citizens HeadStart, and toured our Mobile Vision Clinic.
Congressman Kennedy saw first-hand, young preschoolers receiving their first ever comprehensive eye exam. He also discussed
- the incidence of vision problems in young children,
- how uncorrected vision can affect a child’s ability to function, read, learn and engage in their world; and
- the importance of access to eye care for the 250,000 children in MA with a vision problem.