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.
Did you make a resolution to help others and give back to your community this New Year? If so, we’d love for you to share your time and skills with us at Kids Vision for Life! Why Volunteer? It’s good for your health. No, we aren’t kidding! Volunteering makes you feel healthier, improves your mood, Read more about Volunteer with KFVL in the New Year![…]
We are pleased to announce Kids Vision for Life has reached an exciting milestone. We have had more than 1,000 volunteers participate in our program! We are grateful for our partners who support our mission of eliminating poor vision in the St. Louis community. Our loyal volunteers are a key component to our success. Read more about Kids Vision for Life Reaches 1,000 Volunteers[…]
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We Read more about Get Involved with #GivingTuesday at KVFL![…]
So proud of the work and the commitment we make to St. Louis every school year. Thank you to our founder and community partner, Crown Vision Center, for this wonderful piece about Kids Vision for Life St. Louis.
Not sure what exactly Kids Vision for Life has done for the St. Louis Community? Check out this handy infographic to see the impact KVFL has had in St. Louis! If you would like to help our program, please consider a donation on this upcoming Give STL Day on May 11th. More information on this Read more about KVFL by the Numbers[…]
In this week’s Notes from a Nurse, KVFL talks with Ashley Karleskint, Registered Medical Assistant for Bayless Junior High in the Bayless School District. —— The KVFL program began in 2009 and only provided vision services for students in K-6th grades at local elementary schools. During the 2015-16 school year, KVFL expanded the program to Read more about Notes from a Nurse[…]
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis works with over 150 school nurses and administrators to bring no-cost vision services to local students in the St. Louis area. Our school contacts are a crucial aspect of our program as they are in direct contact with both students and parents as they schedule KVFL school visits. In Read more about Notes from a Nurse[…]
Do you remember your first pair of glasses? Many of our KVFL students are shocked at the difference when they first put on their new glasses. We’ve heard students say everything from an excited, “wow, everything is really clear now,” to my personal favorite, “your head looks really big through my glasses.” I have worn Read more about Vision is Power[…]
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) is pleased to announce that we have received a $20,000 grant from the Healthy Vision Association. These funds will support the program as we continue to provide quality no cost vision services for over 33,000 local elementary and middle school students. The Healthy Vision Association is committed to Read more about Kids Vision for Life Receives Grant from Healthy Vision Association for $20,000[…]
Proper vision is crucial to a child’s success in school, but not all students have access to the critical vision care they need. According to the Vision and Health Organization, uninsured children are three times as likely to go without eyeglasses when needed. Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) provides local students with no Read more about A Look into our In-Store Program[…]