Wills Eye, Children First to provide free children's vision screenings – Bucks County Courier Times

Children and teens ages 6 to 17 years old who need an eye check-up can get a free vision screening Oct. 9, thanks to Wills Eye Hospital and Children First.
The virtual program is open to uninsured and underinsured kids and youth residing in the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. 
Too many children and teens don’t have regular visits to the eye doctor primarily because vision care is expensive, even with insurance. This means that many kids are not able to see a page in a book, the whiteboard in a classroom, or the ball on the sports field. 
Children who don’t pass the remote screening will be scheduled for a free, full exam at Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Those who need glasses will receive two free pairs courtesy of the Essilor Vision Foundation.  
Parents, counselors, school nurses, teachers or family members may call Children First at 215-563-5848, ext. 21 during business hours — 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday — to schedule the remote eye screening. There are only 700 slots available, it’s recommended to call early to ensure appointment availability. 
Children First, Wills Eye, and many other sponsors started the outreach “Give Kids Sight Day,” 12 years ago to meet a need in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. The program receives support from Jefferson Health, Hess Foundation, Spark Therapeutics and the School District of Philadelphia.  
For information, visit childrenfirstpa.org/sightday