Vision To Learn

The 2015 Rathmann Challenge focused on “Provisions for Personal Necessities in Preparation for Learning” and sought ways to support educators in addressing issues which interfere with PreK-12 students’ abilities to be fully present in the classroom. Click here to learn more.


California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland and Michigan

Vision To Learn seeks to deliver access to quality vision care for the 2 million children nationwide who lack the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, study math or participate in class. Vision To Learn solves this problem by providing free eye exams and eyeglasses via mobile clinics that travel to schools and community organizations. By providing a critical educational tool to children in low-income communities, Vision To Learn improves students’ ability to succeed in school, and in life.

In October 2016, Vision To Learn was awarded the inaugural Even Bigger Idea® grant. The funding supports Vision To Learn’s ambitious national rollout of their program to 10 new states with the potential to impact the lives of tens of thousands of children. Key components to their plan include aligning Medicaid reimbursement dollars to support student vision health and the expansion of their proven partnerships with local businesses and sports team. Building and delivering programming state by state brings Vision To Learn closer to their goal of solving the childhood vision health problem across the United States.