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Hundreds of Kansas City area students get free eye exams and glasses

Posted at 2:26 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 18:36:08-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students in the Kansas City metro area will soon be seeing things more clearly thanks to a non-profit organization and several local groups. 

OneSight is hosting a free vision screening event at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences at Butterworth Alumni Center for students from K-12th grade.

"I hope I get glasses because I really like glasses," said Emily Medina-Lopez, a seventh-grader at Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School.

More than 650 students pre-registered for the event. 

"It's huge because you get kids in here who have never worn glasses and should have been wearing glasses for years," said Melinda Everley, OneSight Clinic Volunteer.

The students receive a free eye exam, and if they need glasses, they pick out their frames and take them home with them.

To date, OneSight has hosted over 900 charitable clinics that provide access to eye exams and glasses. This is their eighth time in Kansas City.

The clinic runs through Dec. 8th.