PR Urgent - Press Release News Wire

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:12:04 -0500
2019-08-27 Print

Nonprofit Cares for Over 1,800 Kids During Annual Children’s Sight Week


Santa Barbara Vision Care (SBVC), a local health program that serves as part of nonprofit SEE International’s domestic programs, just completed its 3rd annual Children’s Sight Week. This year’s event provided 1,832 children with vision screenings, as well as 54 comprehensive eye exams, and each of the young patients also received new sunglasses to ensure they protect their eyes. All services provided by SEE’s SBVC are completely free of charge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 26, 2019, Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Vision Care (SBVC), a local health program that serves as part of nonprofit SEE International’s domestic programs, just completed its 3rd annual Children’s Sight Week. This year’s event provided 1,832 children with vision screenings, as well as 54 comprehensive eye exams, and each of the young patients also received new sunglasses to ensure they protect their eyes. All services provided by SEE’s SBVC are completely free of charge.

For children, proper eyesight is essential to doing well in school. When a child is having trouble seeing, it can have a huge impact on their learning. Poor vision can prevent children from focusing on reading and seeing the board at school – poor vision leads to poor performance in school. Children’s eyes are rapidly changing, just like they are, so it’s important they get regular eye exams. SEE’s Children’s Sight Week ensures that the children in the Santa Barbara community and the surrounding areas are starting the school year with good vision.

Montecito Bank & Trust, the event’s lead sponsor, showed their continued dedication and marked their 3rd year supporting Children’s Sight Week. Other sponsors included Mission Wealth, Impulse Advanced Communications, BMW Santa Barbara, and CenCal Health. Supporting partners Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center, Mullen & Henzell LLP, Goleta Lions Club, Goleta Valley Optical, and Blue Planet Eco-Eyewear also joined in to make this the most successful Children’s Sight Week yet.

More information about SEE International’s Santa Barbara Vision Care can be found at www.seeintl.org/sbvcp/

About SEE International
SEE International is a global organization dedicated to ending avoidable blindness everywhere. SEE’s heroic medical volunteers work in more than 40 countries every year, providing critical vision care to underserved populations, free of charge to the patient. Since 1974, SEE has examined more than 4 million patients, and performed over half a million sight-restoring surgeries. www.seeintl.org
Santa Barbara Vision Care provides underinsured individuals in Santa Barbara County, and its surrounding areas, with free comprehensive eye exams, glasses, medicine, and essential eye surgeries for eye conditions such as cataracts and pterygium. www.seeintl.org/sbvcp/


CONTACT: Matthew Wheeler 805.770.1378


Contact Information for Santa Barbara Vision Care
Yaneth Beltran, Sr. SBVC Manager – 805.770.1370

###

 
Contact Info
SEE International
175 Cremona Drive
Suite 100

Phone: 8059633303

Website: http://www.seeintl.org