The Fort Worth ISD Children's Vision Program, one of the Student Support Services initiatives, along with our Health Services department, supports a culture in our schools that fosters and provides services designed to reduce health-related barriers, promote each student’s optimal level of wellness, empower students and their families with the knowledge and skills needed to excel and achieve lifelong health and wellness. In a joint effort with the Alcon Foundation and various community partners, we help serve student’s eye care needs, essential for their health-wellbeing and academic readiness.
The overall focus of the program:
- implement an efficient and effective expansion of vision program services,
- provide exams and glasses through in-school services and multi-school events
- build family self-support systems, and
- enhance communication to increase eye care health awareness for students, parents, school nurses, and administrators.