2nd BCT supports optometry exams in local schools

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
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25th ID

25th ID

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, teamed up with local Lions Club chapters to help children see better.

The Soldiers assisted in administering optometry exams to identify needs for corrective vision of students of Leihoku and Waianae elementary schools.

Throughout the months of November and December, medical service and other specialized Soldiers volunteered to assist in the effort, and they supported the screening of more than 300 students from both schools.

The purpose of the partnership was to reinforce that good vision is critical for students’ understanding of their lessons. Identifying the needs for corrective vision early can have a huge impact on preparing elementary-aged students for high school and higher-level education.

The Soldiers’ involvement was arranged through U.S. Army-Hawaii’s Partnership of Ohana program, which focuses on supporting local schools, community events and civic organizations.

 

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Category: Army Community Covenant, Community, Community Relations, Health

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