ASD Vision Vouchers
Eye exams for children and young adults are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Identifying vision problems early are critical to every child's health and educational process. If students cannot see well, they struggle to learn their school work.
For school-aged children, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that they have an eye exam every two years if they have no vision issues. For children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses, AOA recommends they have an exam every year.
Students in the Allentown School District can take advantage of the ASD Vision Vouchers.
- A grant from Pearle Vision Foundation through the National Association of School Nurses and a Vision Voucher program through St. Luke's Hospital provides vision exams and eyeglasses for students who have no vision insurance. For details on this program, parents, guardians and students need to contact their school nurse.
For families who have medical assistance, their students are entitled to an eye exam and two pairs of eyeglasses each year.