SVS Vision and Partners to Help Detroit Students


MOUNT CLEMENS — Detroit-based SVS Vision is partnering with VSP Vision Care and Transitions Optical to bring a fully stocked 40-foot, state-of-the-art mobile eye exam clinic to Carver and Noble Elementary Schools in Detroit, providing free, comprehensive eye exams and eyewear to many students in need.

While onboard the mobile clinic, pre-qualified students requiring prescription glasses will have the opportunity to select from frames of their choice fitted with customized Transitions adaptive lenses to help enhance their vision by reducing glare and blocking 100-percent of harmful UV radiation. Mobile literacy outreach program Bess the Book Bus will donate books to children at both schools and Radio Disney will be there to perform and entertain the children.

“It was an easy decision to partner for the fourth year in a row with VSP, Transitions Optical, and Bess the Book Bus,” said Cathy Walker, vice president of marketing and advertising.  “Because of our SVS Vision mobile eye exam program, we recognize just how great the need for this kind of service is in Detroit. The commitment of these partnering organizations is outstanding and we’re excited to provide support through SVS Vision doctors, staff, and our management team.”

Many parents rely on vision screening in school to check for children’s vision problems; however, screenings are not enough. Common vision problems like poor eye coordination, lazy eye, and farsightedness are often missed during a screening. A comprehensive eye exam not only checks for these vision problems, but also for signs of chronic health conditions like diabetes, which is a growing problem among children.