Item Coversheet

Action Item - 5.

Title: Acceptance of Donation from Logic Eye, Inc. for Eye Exams (Valued at $75,000)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to accept a Donation as follows:

Logic Eye Care, Inc. 


Donated services from Logic Eye Care, Inc. which will administer comprehensive eye exams to preK students at sites across the city.

 Donation Start Date:  7/1/2023

 Donation End Date:  6/30/2024 

 Value of Donation for an amount up to: $75,000 

 Donated Items: 

Donated services from Logic Eye Care, Inc. which will administer comprehensive eye exams to preK students at sites across the city.

 Justification of Donation: 

Logic Eye Care, Inc. will assist Pre-K nurses with administering the initial vision screenings to keep the School District of Philadelphia (District) in compliance with the 45-day standard. Logic Eye Care, Inc. will provide extended refractive screenings and will fit eyewear and bill medical providers of the insured student or parent/guardian for care provided and eyewear. Under-insured families will be assisted in enrolling in the CHIP program to ensure that children who need glasses receive them.


Various District operated and managed PreK sites located across the City of Philadelphia.

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 1

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1  Months:

Why is this donation needed?
Head Start Program Performance Standards require that within 45 days of enrollment, children must have had a vision screening. PreK nurses administer the initial screenings, which test for visual acuity but are limited in detecting more serious vision problems. For failed initial screenings, families are responsible for working with healthcare providers to obtain more comprehensive vision screens. Families are often unable to pursue the prescribed corrective action without additional support from the District. Logic Eye Care, Inc. has donated these follow-up services to the District’s PreK program for the past several years.


How is this work connected to the District’s plan to achieve Goals & Guardrails?
Vision screenings and follow up care are a vital part of a high quality preK program. Vision screening throughout early childhood is important to identify and ensure treatment of vision disorders that can result in academic problem if not addressed.

How will the success of this work be measured?
The District’s Office of Early Childhood records the results of all vision screenings. When follow-up care is required, District staff ensure that families either make an appointment with their preferred vision care provider or receive an appointment with Logic Eye Care at no cost to the family. Over the years, Logic Eye Care has donated vision care and equipment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of District preK families.


When applicable, is this an evidence based strategy? If so, what evidence exists to support this approach?
Healthy vision supports learning, early literacy skills, social and emotional development, motor skills, physical activity, and self-image. Vision screening and early detection is an established and required component of all federally funded Head Start programs.


When applicable, was a larger community of District community members and/or stakeholders involved in this selection process? If so, what groups and how?
The District’s preK health supports, including the vision services provided by Logic Eye Care, are regularly discussed and reviewed by the District’s PreK Health Services Advisory Committee, which currently includes representatives from various agencies including the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Elwyn SEEDS, North WIC, Einstein Health System, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and a variety of other local health experts.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
July 26, 2021; No. 4
 Office Originating Request: Academic Support