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One essential step toward closing the gap between those who can and those who cannot read proficiently is to target vision intervention for low achieving, low income students, and schools with high minority populations.

The FVQ "Full School Vision Intervention" programs provides vision screening, exams and new eyeglasses (when needed) for all students in selected low performing, high poverty schools. Typically, 30-45% of the school population will require eyeglasses. Of the schools participating in this program, school grades released by the Florida DOE this week revealed following:

School 2009 2010 County
Catalina Elementary School D B Orange
Mascot Elementary B A Lake
Memorial Middle School D C Orange
Golden Gate Middle School C B Collier
Walker Middle School C B Orange

Following a similar program, Mollie E Ray (Orange Co) and Warfield Elementary School (Martin County) both improved from an F to an A – the principals credit the fact that all students could see clearly enough to learn to capacity.

What is also notable is the fact that FVQ provided full school vision intervention for Triangle Elementary School (Lake County) for 4 consecutive years 2005-2008. During these years, the school grade improved from a D to an A. Last year, we were not able to provide this service and the school grade declined from an A to a D.