On March 17th, Metro Eye’s Dr. Amy Jankowksi and her staff had the pleasure of visiting Banner Preparatory School of Milwaukee (Banner Prep) for a free vision screening.
Banner Prep serves students from grades 9-12. The students at Banner Prep have a different background than the traditional school setting. At Banner Prep the students are placed in an environment that promotes positive behavioral changes as well as providing academic support, ensuring a smooth transition back to a traditional or alternative high school.
The experience at the school was arranged for the students by Kathryn R., an Art Teacher at Banner Prep. Metro Eye is so grateful she reached out to us in order to meet these amazing students. We were honored to provide a positive impact on their vision health.
Although everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam, vision screenings like these can help identify visual health concerns that warrant a more comprehensive exam. Dr. Jankowksi and her staff had initial hopes of screening about 20 students, but ended up screening 30! For those students that were identified as needing a more thorough exam, information was provided to their parent or guardian as to where to go and how to schedule an appointment.
On March 23rd, Metro Eye’s Amy Michalak (our Clinic Coordinator) and Dedee McClone (our Optical Department Manager) returned to Banner Prep. This time, they fitted the students in need of corrective lenses with donated frames. This ensures when the students receive their exam and lenses, they will have a pair of frames ready to use with their prescription. Our hope is that if these students have a frame that they like, they will want to wear their glasses everyday!