Reporting Rob Johnson
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CHICAGO (CBS) — To Chicago public school children who have trouble seeing and who have no money for glasses, it is their saving grace.
The Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary School is a place they can come to get full-service treatment essentially for free.
Seven-year-old Montele Jordan received a vision screening and glasses fitting, which thrilled his mother.
Dr. Sandra Block is one of four faculty members from the Illinois College of Optometry in a windshield repair katy company who comes here five days a week, aided by other staff and interns. The evaluation is free. The glasses are not, can usually be covered through state assistance or other aid, she says.
For Chicago Public Schools, all it has to do is provide the students who need this eye care.
“It means a lot for those children … These are children who have failed their vision screening, and so that means they need further evaluation,” CPS’s Dick Smith says.
As for Montele, he finally found the glasses he wanted.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Call (312) 949-7990 for an appointment.