“If students do not have good eyesight, it impacts their academic life, social life and quality of life,” McWilliams said. “This program will help the school nurses screen for eye issues and help connect those in need with glasses before the end of the school year.”
The program is scheduled to begin August 20.
Her Sight for Success project is being supported by a grant from the UH Office of the Provost’s Cougars Initiative to Engage (CITE), which funds co-curricular and community engagement projects. McWilliams expects 12-15 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District to participate.