Changing Life Through Lenses Day will help up to 75 patients see clearly

CLEVELAND — Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) to host a one-day event that provides no-cost exams and eyeglasses to patients in need. Up to 75 patients will receive a vision exam from an area doctor, followed by an eyeglass fitting by Optical Technology students.

Changing Lives through Lenses® takes place Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Metropolitan Campus’ optical dispensary (MSHC 118). Eyeglasses will be delivered to campus for pickup.

More than 90 million adults and 10 million children in the United States are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the past year. Many more — including hundreds of Greater Clevelanders — cannot afford prescription eyeglasses.

Essilor’s Changing Life through Lenses program helps fill this gap by providing those in need with a free pair of glasses, including frames and lenses, and a free vision exam from a local eye doctor.

Visit or call 216-987-3442 to register or learn more.