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Meet Rebecca - this girl can see clearly now

Rebecca’s Story

Clear vision is especially crucial for children, as up to 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is through their eyes. Yet vision is an invisible problem. Unlike hunger or tooth decay, children are often unable to self-identify that their vision is impaired. To them, blurry vision is normal.

That was case for Rebecca. “It was hard to see anything far away, like the board if I was in the back of the classroom. Now that I have glasses, I realize my vision before was horrible,” Rebecca shares.

Vision problems are not unusual among school-age children, with one in four kids in the U.S. having a vision issue significant enough to affect their ability to learn. Rebecca was one of those children. Her reading teacher became concerned when she noticed Rebecca squinting in class and her grades began to drop, both common symptoms of vision problems.

Watch Rebecca’s video to see how glasses are helping her realize her potential.



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