UAMS Helps Little Rock Students See Their Future


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Volunteers at the UAMS Jones Eye Institute spent Monday helping students get a pair of glasses.

Any child in the Little Rock School District that failed their eye exam or missed it received a letter about the event. The hospital even had transportation donated to make it easy for kids to attend.

Those who attended received an eye exam and were fitted for a pair of shatterproof glasses. All free of cost and donated by two local doctors. 

“They didn’t just need glasses to see they needed glasses for their eyes to develop properly,” explained Dr. Katie Brown who helped organize the event.

This is the second year volunteers, med students, and UAMS doctors have teamed up to make this happen.

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