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"A rewarding mission:" Wisconsin Vision partners with MPS to hand out free glasses, screenings to kids in need

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The work continues to improve the vision of Milwaukee Public School students.

Eyeglasses were on display at Kagel Elementary School on the south side today. 

It was part two of a three-step process to provide free glasses to kids who need them.

Wisconsin Vision is working with MPS on the program which was started 6 years ago. 

Organizers say the goal is to demonstrate how important it is to get kids' eyes checked every year.

"With doing that, we could get better learning in the schools and I know that MPS is 100% behind us now. They actually reach out to us and let us know what schools that they would like us to attend. So it is just a rewarding mission for us," said Darren Horndasch with Wisconsin Vision.

Kids who needed glasses picked the style that they wanted at Kagel. They'll be provided free of charge by Wisconsin Vision. 

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