Assemblymember Quirk brings vision care to Union City students

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eye examinationHAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk, in partnership with Union City Kid Zone and Vision to Learn, provided FREE vision exams and glasses to over 80 students at Searles Elementary and Cesar Chavez Middle School last week.

Children with impaired vision can have difficulties learning in class, which can adversely affect grades and overall academic achievement. “If a student struggles to see in class they will struggle in life, today we are making sure our children are ready to learn in class and ready to be successful in school and in life,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

Assemblymember Quirk has partnered with Union City Kid Zone since his election in 2012 to bring vision services to underserved children and families. The services this year were provided by Vision to Learn, a nationwide non-profit that brings vision care to schools and to other neighborhood youth and community organizations through their mobile eye clinics.

Their mobile services are transforming learning environments all around the nation.