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GLAZER FAMILY FOUNDATION VISION MOBILE

About The Program

The Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program was started in 1999 as a personal passion of the Glazer Family to remove barriers to learning for all children.

Driven by the knowledge that one in four school-age children have vision problems that can affect their ability to learn if left untreated, the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program was established to improve the lives of thousands of children struggling in school due to the lack of proper vision care. To date, the Glazers have touched the lives of 66,000 children.

Through The Years

By the Numbers

Screenings

66,000

Exams

10,752

Glasses Distributed

9,179

Vision Mobile Miles Traveled

6,476

  • 1999: Glazer Family Foundation partnered with Prevent Blindness Florida to fund vision screening for 2,700 preschool children in Hillsborough County’s Head Start Program.
  • 2006: Glazer Family Foundation donated more than $40,000 in vision screening equipment to the Hillsborough and Pinellas County school systems.
  • 2009: Glazer Family Foundation launched the Vision Mobile, an interactive, traveling eye clinic for children. The Vision Mobile visits more than 60 Title I elementary schools in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties each year to assist with vision screenings, administer eye exams and give away free eyeglasses to thousands of children on the same day as their screening.
  • 2015: An all-new Bucs Vision Mobile was launched to take the Glazer Family Foundation’s vision services to the next level. The brand new Buccaneers-themed vehicle includes a rebranded exterior with engaging, interactive, Buccaneers themed locker room in the interior.


Buccaneers Defensive Tackle, Gerald McCoy, is a great supporter of the Glazers Vision Clinic. As a proud wearer of eyeglasses, he understands how vision problems for underserved children are so important.


“ I always want to remind children that it’s not only okay to wear glasses, it’s a cool thing to do. The ability to see clearly can change a child’s life, just like it did for me. And the fact that the Glazer Family Foundation is providing them to these students for free, with the help of an awesome Vision Mobile like this – that’s something I’m really proud to be a part of.”

-Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers DT and Proud Wearer of Glasses

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