Joanna Gerken, 10, is given a free eye exam during the Back to School Health Fair held at Brown Primary on Aug. 14.
Photo: Sarah Acosta
Photo: Sarah Acosta

Kids can get free eye exams, glasses at Gwinnett libraries this summer

Kids and teenagers can get free eye exams and glasses this summer thanks to a new partnership between the Gwinnett County Public Library and non-profit organization Vision to Learn, the library announced Wednesday.

All “school-age” children — aged 4 to 18 — are eligible for the program, which will be held at six different locations across the county. Registration is required before an eye exam can be given. You can register at or at your local library branch.

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All eye exam events will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here’s when and where kids can get their free exams and glasses:

• Monday, July 15 - Lilburn Branch 4817 Church Street, Lilburn, GA 30047

• Tuesday, July 16 - Centerville Branch 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville, GA 30046 
• Thursday, July 18 - Lawrenceville Branch 1001 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

• Tuesday, July 23 - Norcross Branch 6025 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071

• Wednesday, July 24 - Buford Branch 2100 Buford Hwy, Buford, GA 30518

• Friday, August 2 - Snellville Branch 2740 Lenora Church Road, Snellville, GA 30078

Vision to Learn is a non-profit group that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities across the nation. It estimates that 24,000 students in metro Atlanta need glasses but do not have them. It started working with Atlanta Public Schools in the 2017-2018 school year and are expanding their footprint in the area. 

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