Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile gives free exams, glasses to students

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 12, 2015] Optometrists say poor vision can easily affect a student’s performance in school. But if you don’t have insurance, it can be a struggle to pay for an eye exam and prescription glasses.

About 20 St. Paul kids who failed vision screenings at their school last fall got a follow-up exam Thursday with an optometrist.

The doctor came to them, thanks to the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile. The clinic on wheels is funded by a partnership between the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Twins and the Pohlad Foundation.

KSTP-TV also covered this story. Watch it here.

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