The city of Chicago will spend more than a half million dollars to expand a school-based vision program to another 15,000 public school students.
In a news release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says expansion of the program that started this year will bring to 45,000 the number of students who will receive eye exams and eyeglasses at no cost to their families. And it will bring to $2 million the amount of money the city has invested in the program.
The mayor says it is critical to fund the program to make sure students can succeed both in and out of the classroom.
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