The gift of sight

The gift of sight

At Rochester’s largest high school, students are gaining perspective into the growing optics industry and earning college credits—all while giving their peers the gift of sight. The vision care program at East High School has outfitted more than 1,200 Rochester City School District students with free eyeglasses since 2010.

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Learn more about the partnership between the University of Rochester and East High, and the implications this unprecedented project could have on urban education across the country. To support K-12 education through the Warner School of Education, contact Preston Faulkner, Senior Direct of Advancement for the Warner School.

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