TEN MILLION EYES SAVED Vizavance screens five-millionth child with the Oklahoma Masons
OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 29, 2019) – For almost 55 years, Vizavance has Advanced Children’s Education through Better Vision in the state of Oklahoma. Today, the organization formerly known as Prevent Blindness Oklahoma screened its five-millionth child with the Oklahoma Mason’s at Northwood Elementary School in Piedmont, Oklahoma.
Easy Time Clock was honored to have our CEO’s son, Hunter, as the 5 Millionth Child!
Easy Time Clock has had a relationship with Vizavance for over 5 years through volunteering, software, and sponsorships.
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For the past 34 years, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Masons have partnered with Vizavance to provide free vision screenings for children ranging from 6 months old to high school seniors for vision issues that if not properly identified could have a severe negative effect on the child’s academic progress. The nonprofit also offers vouchers for free exams and glasses to families who qualify.
“Our vision screenings identify vision issues that can seriously hamper a child’s ability to succeed academically if left unidentified. This critical work would not be possible without great volunteers and support from our partner, the Oklahoma Masons,” said Dianna Bonfiglio, Vizavance president and CEO.
In 2011, local Masonic lodges raised money to purchase 17 SpotTM Vision Screener cameras, breakthrough devices that quickly and easily detect potential vision issues as early as 6 months of age. In 2019, the Masons donated $40,000 to replace six of these cameras that could no longer be updated.
“This partnership is the oldest for the Oklahoma Masons and one we value greatly. We have proudly provided more than $4 million to fund vision screenings for millions of Oklahoma children,” said Mike Dixon, Grand Master.
Vizavance is the only nonprofit in Oklahoma whose primary goal is to advance children’s education through better vision. For information about the organization, including ways to donate, visit vizavance.org.