Art Exhibit Raises Vision Care Awareness
children received recognition as winning artists of this year’s
vision awareness poster contest during a ceremony at the Richard
York Gallery in Manhattan. The contest was designed to educate
the public about the importance of vision and vision care. The
winning posters are on 1,000 city buses, visible to 19 million
Winners came from all five boroughs, and included mainstream children,
special needs students, and visually impaired young people. Many
of the artists, their families, friends and teachers attended
The bus campaign’s bilingual message highlights undiagnosed children’s
vision problems and the link between good vision, learning, literacy
and life success. The campaign also includes distribution of free
children’s eye charts and coupons for free eye exams and glasses
for needy children. The New York City Children Vision Coalition
who sponsored the contest, aims to identify and correct vision
problems early, resulting in improved learning and happier kids.
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