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Over 250,00 students in the St. Louis area can't afford the glasses they need


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Over 250,00 students in the St. Louis area can't afford the glasses they need


 

 

1 in 4 children has a vision issue that impairs learning and behavior

1 in 4 kids have a vision impairment that affects their learning

60% of problem learners have undetected visual issues

80% of vision impairments are curable

1 in 4 kids have a vision impairment that affects their learning

Kids need 3 eye exams before age six, but 50% don't get 1.

 
 
Eye Care Charity of Mid-America works to eliminate children’s vision problems in our St. Louis communities.
 

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80% of children's learning is visual.

When kids can't see, they can't learn.

90% of the students we help improve their school work and behavior.

With your support, we can clear the blur between the back row and the whiteboard. 

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100% Promise


We visit 100+ schools to improve the vision of 2,000+ children every year. 1/3 of our funding to make this happen comes from people just like you.

100% of online donations go directly to providing exams and glasses for children in the St. Louis area.

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100% Promise


We visit 100+ schools to improve the vision of 2,000+ children every year. 1/3 of our funding to make this happen comes from people just like you.

100% of online donations go directly to providing exams and glasses for children in the St. Louis area.

Every Donation Makes A Big Difference

 

$50

Covers a pair of replacement glasses

$75

Covers travel costs to 1 school 

$100

Covers eye exam and glasses for 1 child

$200

Covers eye exams and glasses for siblings

$500

Covers eye exams and glasses for 1 classroom

 
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The Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile


This state-of-the art mobile vision clinic allows us to bring eye care directly to the children who need it most. 

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The Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile


This state-of-the art mobile vision clinic allows us to bring eye care directly to the children who need it most. 

  • 1 pretest area

  • 2 fully equipped optometric exam lanes

  • 1 optical dispensary and finishing lab

  • Can support 40 exams in 4 hours

  • Free eye exam performed for each child

  • Free prescription lenses generously donated by Midland Optical and Essilor Vision Foundation are created on-the-spot

  • Free designer frames generously donated by Europa are selected by each child

 

 

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