While backpacks, notebooks, and new clothes might be the first things that come to mind when someone hears "back-to-school," there's another vitally important thing every kid needs when beginning a new school year – proper vision.
Enter Derwin James, Oakley, and OneSight, a non-profit that provides vision care for those who need it most. The group teamed up to host a free vision clinic for kids and families in Inglewood's Edward Vincent Jr. Park this past Sunday, complete with a custom van that made prescription glasses on-site for anyone in need. Among the attendees were youth football players and cheerleaders from the Snoop Youth Football League, Pacific Coast Conference Youth Football & Cheer, and more.
Over the course of the day, kids and families transitioned through a number of stations in order to get a comprehensive assessment of their vision needs. Kids were then able to join Derwin for a Q&A and some light football drills while they waited for their very own glasses to be finished. Chargers and Oakley representatives were on hand to pass out swag, and even provided attendees with a take home lunch.
"With the collaboration of Derwin James, the Chargers, and Oakley, we had a really successful clinic here in Inglewood," said Steve Stockton, program manager for OneSight. "When you realize that one in four children in the United States needs some type of visual correction, we're just glad we can do our part. After all, if you can't see, you can learn."
On Sunday, Derwin James and Oakley teamed up with nonprofit OneSight to host a free vision clinic for kids and families in Inglewood's Edward Vincent Jr. Park. Attendees were given comprehensive eye exams and screenings, as well as a brand new set of prescription glasses.
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