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250,000 California students need eyeglasses but don't have them

About 250,000 California schoolchildren don't have the eyeglasses they need to read the board, read books, study math and fully participate in their classes, The Los Angeles Times says. About 95 percent of the public school students who need glasses enter school without them. These students are likely to fall behind and to frustrate their teachers and parents.

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