Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $5 million for 100,000 eye exams for CPS students. Part of the money comes from raising the city cigarette tax.
A volunteer medical group has the equipment to make eyeglasses, but needs technicians for its care-for-all clinic underway now at Malcolm X College.
Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on eyewear. Let’s face it, eyeglasses aren’t cheap and insurance often only pays for a new pair every couple of years. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist takes a look at a way some are finding clarity, by ordering their glasses online.