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Rainah Jensen, 8, of Austell, has her vision checked inside the Vision to Learn van last year. Children can get their eyes checked this year at two Cobb libraries.

Local kids needing eyeglasses have a new opportunity. Vision To Learn, a national nonprofit providing free eye exams and free eyeglasses for children, will be offering its services at Cobb County Public Libraries for June appointments.

Vision To Learn is scheduled to visit the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St. in downtown Marietta, and South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton, to serve children ages 5-18 on select dates this month.

The June visits are scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 and Monday, June 24 at the South Cobb Regional Library and Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 21 at Switzer Library. The visits will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., pre-registration is required, and slots are expected to fill up quickly. Parents can fill out a registration form at www.cobbcat.org.

Licensed optometrists will examine each child’s eyes, and children needing glasses can select their new frames on-site and have their new specs delivered later in the summer.

Since the first Vision To Learn exams at a Cobb library in May 2018, more than 400 children have received free eye exams and nearly 300 children have received or will soon receive free eyeglasses through the library visits, according to Cobb Libraries spokesman Tom Brooks.

Launched in Los Angeles in 2012, Vision To Learn expanded into Georgia in 2017 and is now in 13 states. Vision To Learn’s Atlanta area program is supported by the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and other philanthropic and business organizations.

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