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Free eye exams, glasses offered to children at Cobb libraries

A program in Chicago’s South Side gives comprehensive eye exams to children who might otherwise fall through the cracks of eyecare. (Dreamstime)
A program in Chicago’s South Side gives comprehensive eye exams to children who might otherwise fall through the cracks of eyecare. (Dreamstime)

A national nonprofit is teaming up with the Cobb County Library System to host free eye exams throughout June for local children.

Vision To Learn, which provides free exams and, if necessary, free eyeglasses to children age 5 to 18, will host screening events at two county libraries.

Screenings are set for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

•Friday, June 14 at Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta (pre-registration form);

•Friday, June 21 at Switzer Library (pre-registration form); and

•Monday, June 24 at South Cobb Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton (pre-registration form).

All attendees must download the pre-registration form for the screening they want to attend. No walk-in appointments will be accepted. Once the form is filled out, it must be emailed to georgia@visiontolearn.org.

According to the county, Vision To Learn events held at the library have provided more than 400 eye exams, and given free eye glasses to about 300 children.

You can learn about the Georgia chapter of Vision to Learn by visiting its website.


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