“Comprehensive healthcare, including vision and dental care, is a human right,” said Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association President Amy Mizialko. “Eighty percent of K-12 learning is visual, and approximately 25% of students in grades 1 through 6 have vision impairments. When children can’t see, they face challenges in learning.”

Beth Bush of Wisconsin Vision explained that Wisconsin Vision has partnered with MPS schools to provide glasses for several years now, and “each year, we identify some students who are legally blind without glasses.” Since the Clear Days Ahead program began in 2010, more than 1,100 pairs of glasses have been donated by Wisconsin Vision to MPS students.

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