Free vision screening, flu shots and health advice offered in Advocacy Center

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By Katelyn Earhart

The student advocacy center is hosting a free Health and Wellness Event from 9 to 1 p.m. Nov. 2.


This event will have free vision screenings provided by The University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry, with some families able to qualify for free glasses, lenses or eye exams.

Children who participate in this screening will receive a free book.

Essilor, an international optics company, reported “Poor vision not only affects a child’s eyesight. It can also affect his/her health, school progress, and societal integration. In fact, 80% of what children learn is acquired though visual processing.”

The student advocacy center is trying to combat these types of disadvantages by hosting this event.

Along with the vision screening, there will be flu shots available, STD/HIV screenings, dental and financial advising, and health screenings for blood pressure and glucose.

During this time, the Magic Closet will be opening its doors to both the students and their families to receive free clothing and assistance.

For more information, email Robyn Stassen at or call 210-486-1262.     


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