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Program aims to get every needy student a pair of glasses

Program aims to get every needy student a pair of glasses

Courtney Scott, a fourth-grader at Hampstead Hill Academy, didn't know she needed glasses until a couple of weeks ago.

Baltimore City health officials estimate that 10,000 of 62,000 students from pre-K through eighth grade need glasses, but most don't get them.

Thousands of Baltimore students like Courtney will receive free glasses under a new program aimed at helping kids see well enough to learn. The city health department organized the initiative, which includes eye exams, along with school district leaders, the Johns Hopkins University, the nonprofit Vision to Learn and Warby Parker, the trendy eyewear retailer.

"I'm so glad they did this," Courtney said....

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