1 in 4 children have an undiagnosed vision problem

EMA’s Eyes is a grant-funded program sponsored by Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation, Essilor Vision Foundation and Aris Eye Care, P.C.  


A comprehensive eye exam is offered to students on school campus during school hours.  If eyeglasses are needed they will be ordered at no charge through this grant.  Also included with the program is protection from harmful blue-light. 


If you are interested in having a child’s eyes examined at school then please complete the referral form found in the program guide below. Return the form to your child's teacher or directly to Aris Eye Care and a care Coordinator from EMA’s Eyes will then be in contact with you with more details.

Signs that may indicate a child has a vision problem include:
  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking

  • Short attention span

  • Avoiding reading and other close activities

  • Frequent headaches

  • Covering one eye

  • Tilting the head to one side

  • Holding reading materials close to the face

  • An eye turning in or out

  • Seeing double

  • Losing place when reading

  • Difficulty remembering what he or she read

 Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and the most prevalent handicapping condition during childhood.  Yet, only 14 percent of children under the age of 6 are likely to have had a comprehensive eye and vision assessment. Vision screenings are not enough to protect the health, development, and well-being of our children.

Statement from Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation