Sight for Students
Now children who are in need of eye care but whose parents cannot afford them can access care through Red Bank Regional (RBR). RBR has partnered with Vision Service Plan (VSP) to provide free eye exams and glasses to children through VSP's Sight for Students program.
Red Bank Regional will help identify children in need of eye care services and refer them to a VSP doctor for a free eye exam and eyeglasses when prescribed. The Sight For Students program helps children across the country whose parents work, but who are ineligible for government support and cannot afford the eye exams and eyeglasses they need. The program hopes to serve up to 50,000 children a year.
The Sight For Students program operates nationally through a network of partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Red Bank Regional, Head Start, YMCA of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Prevent Blindness America, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), National ASsociation of SChool Nurses (NASN), The Children's Health Fund, the National Council of La Raza and Communities in Schools. These groups identify qualified children and refer them to the Sight For Students program. Parents can take their children to one of VSP's national network of more than 18,000 doctors for a free eye exam and eyeglasses when needed.
For more information about Sight for Students, please visit the program's web site www.sightforstudents.org. For more information on how to refer a child to the Sight For Students program contact Deborah Rosen-Haight at (732) 842-8000 ext. 241