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OneSight Vision Center At Oyler School

Oct. 12

OneSight Vision Center At Oyler School Opens

Children need to see clearly to learn. However, in Ohio, it is estimated that only one in seven kindergartners has an eye exam prior to entering school.

To address this issue, a team of public-private partners has come together to create the OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School, the first of its kind self-sustaining vision center in the U.S.

"Children who see better, learn better," said Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, Director of the Cincinnati Health Department's School and Adolescent Health Division, which will operate the OneSight Vision Center.

The full-service vision center will serve more than 2,000 Greater Cincinnati students annually by providing comprehensive eye exams, glasses, fittings, adjustments, medical eye care and vision therapy.

Partners include:

  • Cincinnati Health Department will run the OneSight Vision Center daily operations
  • Oyler School donated space and ongoing maintenance for the vision center
  • Ohio Optometric Association and American Optometric Association provided expertise, guidance and funding
  • Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) and The CEI Foundation provided expertise, guidance and funding
  • Growing Well Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools provided guidance, support and counsel
  • OneSight, a leading global vision care charity sponsored by Luxottica, provided all exam equipment, eyewear, operational expertise and start-up funding to support Vision Center staff

Photo: CHD's Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru joins Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, CHD's Director of the School and Adolescent Health Division, and her staff members, Lauren Thamann-Raines, Barb Brown and other representatives from partner agencies at the official Oct. 12, 2012 Vision Center groundbreaking.

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