(August 3, 2020) The Rochester City School District congratulates East High teacher Logan Newman for being named the recipient of the 6th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) will present the award at their annual meeting, which will be held virtually on August 18, 2020.
Mr. Newman was selected by the all-volunteer Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Committee in recognition of his innovative, educational, and vocational approach to vision and eye care for disadvantaged and underserved youth in Rochester. Newman not only provides eye care, but he also teaches technical optician skills to high school students.
Under his direction, local volunteer eye care providers perform refractive examinations in RCSD schools for students who do not pass their school-based vision screening. Newman and his team of student-opticians have provided more than 100 clinics for eyeglasses, including eyeglass selection, fitting, and dispensing. In addition, prescription eyeglasses are provided free of charge, with over 5,000 pairs of glasses made for RCSD students to date.