The South Bay Awesome Foundation is uber excited to name SKYvision as the latest recipient of an awesome grant. Students Karing for Youth Vision (or SKYvision) was founded in 2005 by a group of optometry students hoping to make an impact in their local community. They have certainly done just that and this group seems to be on their way to great things. Beginning with just two students and an idea, the group has grown into a structured organization with a treasurer and Faculty advisor.
SKYvision’s goal is to provide quality glasses for young people who otherwise could not afford it. Imagine you are a 3rd grade student who struggles to stay focused in class and is falling behind in school, all because you can’t see the chalk board and you do not have the means to get glasses. Where do you go? What do you do? That’s where SKYvision comes in. The process starts with the donation of frames through the Optometric Fraternity Omega Delta. Next SKYvision uses at-cost lenses from their school lab. Finally, it’s a matter of matching up those in need with a fresh set of spectacles, which happens at the school‘s (South California College of Optometry) clinic, as well as at local health fairs and elementary school screenings.
Keep up the good work SKYvision. Little by little, one pair of glasses at a time, you are making this world a better place. You’ve got a vision (pun intended) and you’re sticking to it! Awesome work!