Family Optometry is excited to announce the official launch of the Eyes on the Future program for students K-12. This program is a partnership with Wabash County Promise, with a goal to ensure that every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams. With this new partnership, each time a student receives their annual eye exam, Family Optometry makes a contribution of $5.29 into the student’s CollegeChoice 529 savings account.
We see the Eyes on the Future program as a strategic way to invest in the future of Wabash, and hope to be part of a community-wide effort to encourage the students of Wabash County to recognize that they are each created with unique gifts and abilities, and have a bright future that is worthy of an investment. At the same time, it serves as a public health initiative, to educate parents on the importance of yearly eye exams for all children. According to the American Optometric Association, as much as 80% of a child’s learning depends upon vision. Vision problems in students can lead to a variety of difficulties, including avoidance of reading, decreased academic and athletic performance, or fatigue and a short attention span.
For questions or more information on Eyes on the Future, or to schedule an eye exam for your student, contact Family Optometry’s Wabash office at 260-563-0884.
For more information about the 529 savings account, and the Wabash County Promise in general, Click Here.