This summer, kids can get FREE eye exams and glasses at their local Baltimore County Library Branch!

In an effort to supply children in low-income households with glasses for the upcoming school year, Baltimore County Public Library is once again partnering with the nonprofit Vision To Learn, which will visit 12 of their branches over the summer months. Children who step aboard the organization’s mobile vision clinic will receive free eye exams and if needed, new glasses of their choice.

Why is this an important partnership? Vision to Learn estimates that more than 2 million children in the United States do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class.

The mobile vision clinic begins visiting branches beginning next week, and the service is available for children 17 and under. All participants will need to be able to identify and verbalize basic shapes during the eye exam. If glasses are required, an eye examination is provided by a licensed optometrist. The child will then be able to choose from a large selection of frames. The eyeglass order will be processed and the new eyeglasses will arrive within 2 to 3 weeks. 

“We are delighted to offer this partnership with Vision To Learn for another year. Children who cannot see well, cannot learn, and at Baltimore County Public Library we are directly addressing the inequities that get in the way of residents’ ability to succeed and thrive. Providing free eyeglasses to children who need them is just another way the Library continues to serve the community,” said Baltimore County Public Library Director Sonia Alcántara-Antoine.

Vision To Learn will visit the following branches and appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Each appointment is 10 to 15 minutes, which includes an exam, glasses selection, and equipment cleaning between patients.

Thursday, June 23
Rosedale Branch

Tuesday, June 28
Woodlawn Branch

Friday, July 8
North Point Branch

Friday, July 15
Sollers Point Branch

Friday, July 22
Owings Mills Branch

Friday, July 29
Cockeysville Branch

Friday, August 5
White Marsh Branch

Monday, August 15
Randallstown Branch

Tuesday, August 16
Lansdowne Branch

Thursday, August 18
Arbutus Branch

Monday, August 22
Parkville Branch

Tuesday, August 23
Randallstown Branch

Thursday, August 25
Towson Branch

Click here to make an appointment.


Editor’s Note: This article was created from a press release provided by Baltimore County Public Library.