New Glasses Help Student See School in a New Light

Ben*, who is 13, misplaced his glasses and had a difficult time seeing clearly without them. Ben’s guardian (his grandparent) couldn’t afford new glasses and contacted Ben’s school nurse, who sent an application for Healthy Learners home to his grandparent. After receiving the application and consent, Healthy Learners contacted Ben’s eye care provider and ordered a replacement pair of glasses. Ben later disclosed to the school nurse that he misplaced his glasses on purpose. Healthy Learners was then able to speak to him about the importance of wearing glasses. The message got through and Ben is now wearing his glasses every day, and reports being extremely happy with now seeing clearly to complete everyday tasks, including his schoolwork.

*His name has been changed

(Healthy Learners Georgetown)