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See to Succeed brings gift of sight to PISD

See to Succeed program brings gift of sight to PISD students
Posted on 12/07/2018
This is the image for the news article titled See to Succeed program brings gift of sight to PISD studentsBy: Jade Wise
Pasadena ISD Communications


This holiday season, students at 65 Pasadena ISD schools are receiving the gift of perfect vision through the district’s partnership with the See to Succeed program and San Jacinto College.

See to Succeed, an initiative created by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS), provides comprehensive free eye exams and eyeglasses to those who have failed a school screening, but cannot access optometry services. The goal of the program is to eliminate barriers to learning and academic achievement by helping children to realize their full potential, with documented improvements in their academic and behavioral performance.

Of the 1,740 Pasadena ISD students who received eye examinations during the week-long event, 93 percent were issued eye glasses, and 160 students received medical referrals for further eye care treatment. 

After the eye screening process was completed, students were given the opportunity to choose from ¬¬dozens of eyewear frames and styles that were then custom fitted for each student. 

The event, now in its eighth year, was made possible by HDHHS’s partnership with the University of Houston, San Jacinto College, Kids Vision for Life (The Essilor Foundation), the Berkley Eye Center and dozens of volunteers and school nurses.


A PISD student receives an eye exam

A PISD student receives an eye exam

A PISD student tries on glasses

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