Kate Edwards is the Executive Director of Friends For Sight, an organization that is helping low-income children see the world from a whole new perspective.
Saving Sight in Elementary Schools
“Many kids are legally blind and they have never received a pair of glasses.” -Kate Edwards
Friends For Sight travels to different elementary schools in their county almost all school year to provide comprehensive eye exams.
Most of the children Friends For Sight helps struggle in the classroom and fall behind, due to not being able to properly see.
Preventive Eye Care For Low-Income Children
“Our goal is to make sure that every child has access to vision screening and exams and glasses.” – Kate Edwards
By working with local ophthalmologists, these low-income children receive free comprehensive eye exams and glasses that they need.
The following school year the kids that received glasses come back, excited to tell Friends For Sight that they were able to see the leaves on trees for the first time.
“I know we’re making a difference…” – Kate Edwards
Friends For Sight truly lives by their mission of saving sight and changing lives.
For more about their mission click here
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