Baja California’s government will give eyeglasses to children in state schools

Elementary, secondary, and special education students will receive optometric care

The Government of Baja California led by Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, in cooperation with the Secretariat of Education, will bring care to children with eyesight impairment in basic educational level schools, which includes elementary, secondary, and special education facilities.

The goal of this is to bring professional medical care, adequate eye prescriptions, and high-quality eyeglasses to students with eyesight impairments every school cycle so as to contribute to the decrease of low performances, high failing rates, and school dropouts.

Representing the Secretary of Education, Gerardo Arturo Solís Benavides, the head of the Secretariat of Education office in Tijuana, Miguel Alfredo Nuño García, stated that these actions have as a goal to get closer to the greater student community and, that way, provide the tools so as to improve school performances.

It should be noted that from March 28th to April 1st families interested in joining this project will be assisted. In Tijuana there are three venues to receive the appropriate care: at the Alba Roja syndicate, at Technical Secondary School #45, and at Museo Interactivo El Trompo.

Because of this, Mexico City optometrists will visit basic educational level facilities in Tijuana to carry out the fine detection tests, identifying students with hyperopia, myopia, or their combinations.

With this project, a total of 7,030 students will be assisted, of which 2,400 will be from the municipality of Tijuana.

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