This is us
Johns Hopkins researchers identified the unmet need for glasses among
students in a study conducted in 2015 (Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease
Study). The Baltimore City Schools and the Baltimore City Health Department
joined forces with Johns Hopkins University to bring in Vision To Learn, which
had developed a program to bring a mobile van to schools to provide exams.
Warby Parker generously produces and donates glasses for all students
Together, our mission is to provide complete vision care services to the
students of Baltimore City Public Schools to achieve academic success.
Our goal is to strengthen the community we care so deeply about, provide
tools for success, and guide our scholars to achieve greatness. Together we
can impact the learning environment for tomorrow’s leaders, today.
Get to know us:
Meet our team
“I am really proud of the work our team does to bring this vital service to our community. Making a difference in our children’s lives is at the heart of all that we do. If we can play a part in changing the future, changing their stars and setting our children up for a love of learning then we have accomplished our mission.”
Vision To Learn
About one in five kids will naturally need glasses to see the board, read a book, or participate in class. Unfortunately, in low-income communities across the country, 95% of kids who need glasses, about 2,000,000 in total, do not have them. Vision To Learn was founded to make sure every child has the glasses they need to succeed in school and in life. Our mobile clinics solve the problem by bringing eye exams and glasses, free of charge, to children at schools in low-income communities.