Free Community Vision Screenings - KTPB Expansion Event!


July 18, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Century Center
120 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
South Bend , IN 46601 United States


Beatrice Phillips

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Boling Vision Center will be providing free vision screenings and tours of the Kindness to Prevent Blindness Mobile Clinic on Thursday, July, 18th from 9am - 11am in the South Bend Century Center parking lot! It is completely open to the public and vision screenings will be available to all individuals of all ages! No insurance required!

This open house is in celebration of the Kindness to Prevent Blindness expansion to serve public schools in St. Joseph County!

The screening will include pressure check, baseline prescription, distance and near vision testing, and externals. Please note: free glasses will not be distributed as part of this community event.

All media is invited to a formal expansion announcement press conference from 10:00am – 10:30am during this event at the Southwest Corner of the Century Center Parking Lot, South Bend, Indiana. Tours of the Kindness to Prevent Blindness Mobile Clinic will be provided following the brief event. This joint announcement event will be a celebration of collaboration and a testament to the impact that can be made when multiple entities work together.

The Kindness to Prevent Blindness Mobile Clinic will expand to provide a medical eye exam and two pairs of prescription glasses at NO COST to all 1st, 3rd, 5th & 8th grade students that fail their state mandated vision exam in the following school districts:

• South Bend Community School Corporation
• Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
• School City of Mishawaka
• John Glenn School Corporation

This will be in addition to continued care for Elkhart Community Schools and Baugo Community Schools. The expansion will increase the number of schools served from 17 in 2018-2019 to 68 schools in 2019-2020! This service is provided in a one-of-a-kind mobile clinic on school property with the student receiving a pair of glasses before they return to class.