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Vision Screening and Free Prescription Spectacles

24/06/2016
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​Recently Harristown State High School had discussions with Essilor Vision Foundation CEO Greg  Johnson about free vision screening and, if required, free prescription spectacles for yr 7 & 8 students.

Essilor is an international company with a 170-year history – it has optical laboratories in most Australian states and territories. 

Directors of the company established the charitable Foundation a decade ago with the goal of providing free vision screening to citizens who otherwise would not have access to those screenings or prescription spectacles.

Greg was previously CEO of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and prior spent over one-quarter of his working life in optometry and optics.

The Foundation has offered to provide free vision screening initially to yr 7 & 8 students. If it is found those students require prescription spectacles the Foundation will provide them at no cost.

It is estimated that 2.5 billion people throughout the world suffer from uncorrected poor vision which a basic pair of spectacles could remedy. Your child could be one of those people.

A consent form will be sent home with your child and it will need to be signed and returned to school giving your permission for your child to be screened. All students wanting to participate will be required to be listed on a current Medicare Card.

This is supported by our Principal Mr Kenneth Green and P&C