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Nonprofit Has Clear Vision for Underserved Students

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A new partnership is giving underserved students access to vision care.

The non-profit One Sight created the Vision Van which offers children in need, free eye exams and glasses from volunteer optometrists.

Now, through a partnership with the Teachers Union, One Sight is taking their service into public schools.

They're opening two permanent clinics at schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn this fall.

The organization's director says the link between education and sight is clear.

"Children who see better, learn better. It's pretty simple. And so we want to ensure every child in the classroom can see clearly so they can learn at their best," said OneSight Executive Director Dr. Jason Singh.

The clinics will be open not just to students at the selected schools, but to kids from around the neighborhood as well.

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