Fort Myers students get free glasses
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers students struggling with their sight will now get a chance to see clearly. Four in Your Corner's Julie Salomone is showing you how some helping hands and eye glasses can make the difference in a classroom.
Elizabeth Muniz hasn't worn glasses since her brother accidentally broke hers.
"It's hard to see the little letters, hard to see far away," said Muniz.
On Friday, she is getting another chance to see clearly. Gorovoy Eye Specialists paired up with Essilor Vision Foundation, a non-profit. They're testing children's eyesight at Tice Elementary in Fort Myers. They're allowing students to pick out a free pair of glasses.
"The Target is kids that are falling through the cracks who don't have access to vision plans," said Gonzalo Palacio of Gorovoy Eye Specialists.
8-year-old Jaimie Torres complains about blurriness and it's estimated that 25% of all school children in the country have trouble seeing enough to affect learning.
"When you don't have glasses and can't see the board that's when everything messes up. You get like F's and U's on your report card and tests," said Torres.