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Vision Services for Students
The Florida Department of Health School Health Services Program manages a state-funded vision program, Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. This vision program helps eligible students achieve academic and social success by making it possible for parents to follow-up on school-based vision screenings. Funding provided by the Florida Legislature makes vision services available to eligible students in grades prekindergarten through twelfth grade that attend Florida public schools. Eligible students who are in need of follow-up evaluation and possible corrective lenses are provided a comprehensive vision exam and eyeglasses at no cost. County health departments and school districts are encouraged to contact this provider for follow-up exams and eye glasses for students in their school district. The provider and contact information is listed below.
Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program
Contact Name: Dannielle Dixson Telephone: 305-856-9830 E-mail: DDixson@miamilighthouse.org
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Vision Service Plan (VSP) Program: Eyes of Hope