How Free Eye Glasses Boosted Test Scores in Baltimore

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The sense of sight is one most of us take for granted. Imperfect vision? Just make an appointment with the optometrist and problem solved.

Unfortunately, for many of the nation’s children that come from poor families, this is a luxury. For years it has been acknowledged that there is a strong correlation between lower test scores and compromised vision.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins questioned whether or not simply providing students with eye glasses would help close the poverty — and subsequent grade — gap for kids. The results have been nothing short of astounding!

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