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Optics students help make glasses for peers

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Optics students at East High School are working together with teachers and local eye doctors to help make glasses for their classmates.

It's a way for the optics students to get hands-on training with equipment and technology professional optometrists use every day.

At the same time, it provides classmates with poor eyesight a free alternative to purchasing glasses.

On Wednesday, the students pre-examined more than 35 of their peers, performed post-exam measurements and helped them pick out frames based on the shape of their face.

"The kids can't see to see the board,” Ophthalmic Fabrication Teacher Logan Newman said. “If they can't see the board, they can't take notes, they can't read, they don't know what's going on. Half of the kids we saw would have to sit in the front of the class to see anything and even then, they'd be missing things. A, this fills the needs and B, it's going to help them see and be successful in class."

East High teachers are looking for local eye doctors to help enhance this program.

If you would like to help, visit: East High School Website

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