The Ohio Optometric Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital and Akron Public Schools joined forces with several volunteers Tuesday and Wednesday to offer free eye exams and glasses to about 88 district students.

Exams and fittings were held at East school. Students who were pre-screened from Barber, Bridges, East, Forest Hill, Roswell Kent, Robinson and Seiberling schools participated.

Area optometrists and opticians volunteered their expertise and time. Optical labs and frame companies donated frames, lenses, equipment and supplies. The value of the effort is estimated at $250 per student.

The nonprofit Ohio Optometric Foundation began the iSee (In School Eye Exam) program in 2008. Since then, volunteers have examined more than 650 students in 10 school districts across the state.

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