Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) is sponsored and operated by Crown Vision Center, Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), and the Essilor Vision Foundation. Kids Vision for Life provides vision screenings, eye exams and new eyeglasses to students in need, ages 5-13, at no cost to the family through mobile clinics, school systems, central locations and special events. Vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyewear are provided to elementary-aged students that are economically disadvantaged and would not otherwise be able to obtain them. KVFL currently provides vision services for the following school districts: St. Louis Public Schools, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Ferguson-Florissant, Bayless, Normandy, Maplewood Richmond Heights, Hancock Place, Ritenour, Pattonville, Affton, Saint Charles, as well as several charter and parochial schools in the St. Louis area.
80% OF LEARNING IN A CHILD'S FIRST 12 YEARS COMES THROUGH THE EYES
25% OF ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE US HAVE A VISION PROBLEM SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO AFFECT LEARNING
90% OF CHILDREN WHO NEED GLASSES DO NOT HAVE THEM
Since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) has screened over 12,500 area students. Our successful numbers are highly dependent on our volunteers who help run our screening days. Saint Louis University’s Eta Theta branch of the Delta Gamma Fraternity began volunteering with KVFL in August of 2015. We spoke with Erin[…]
Today is World Sight Day! According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness an estimated 19 million children are visually impaired worldwide, yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable. Kids Vision for Life St. Louis is proud to celebrate World Sight Day as we continue to provide area students with no cost vision services. Join KVFL[…]
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) was awarded with The Spot Vision Screener for the 2016-17 school year. This addition to our program has been made possible by a grant through the Saigh Foundation. The Spot is a small, portable, hand-held device that provides a quick and accurate reading on patients as young as[…]
Join Kids Vision for Life St. Louis at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company on Tuesday, September 27th. A portion of all beer sales will be donated back to our program. We hope to see you there!
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis is participating in Macy’s annual Shop for a Cause! If you like to shop ’til you drop, take advantage of this offer! When: Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28 Where: All Macy’s store locations (not valid with online purchases) What: When you buy a $5 savings pass, you[…]
On August 4, 2016, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis hosted our annual fundraiser at Panorama in the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Guests participated in a silent auction with items ranging from a trip to Vail, Colorado, Cardinals tickets, designer sunglasses and more. As guests arrived, they were offered a tour of the[…]
On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis participated in Back to School Summer Health Fair at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers. At this event, members of the community were invited to learn more about health and wellness. KVFL provided vision screenings and eye exams to students in attendance.
First Day of School for KVFLCountdown Kids Vision for Life St. Louis is counting down the days until school starts! August 17, 2016 is the official “first” day of school for our team as we begin our year with a screening day in the Riverview Gardens school district. We would like to encourage our supporters[…]
On June 15, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis participated in the Clinton-Peabody Healthy Kids Day in downtown St. Louis. Children aged 5-20 were able to take advantage of our no cost vision services at this event. Participants were first given a vision screening and then underwent an eye exam if necessary. 33 students received[…]
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis was recently recognized by the St. Louis Public School District (SLPS) for our hard work within their schools. KVFL has been working with SLPS since the 2008-2009 school year. During the 2015-16 school year, KVFL visited 45 elementary schools in the district and provided vision screenings for over 9,000 students.[…]