Dr. Michael A. Hochman, one of Laredo’s leading ophthalmologists and retina eye specialists, has been helping his patients and the less fortunate of our community improve their eye health for over twenty years. His most recent initiative, Glasses for Classes, is a free eye care program created to promote healthy eyes and vision for local school children as they prepare for the new school year.
This summer, twenty elementary school students from Laredo I.S.D and United I.S.D have participated in Dr. Hochman’s Glasses for Classes program. Dr. Hochman’s initiative ensures that children who can’t afford glasses have the opportunity to live up to their potential in school by providing them with free eye exams, and to make it a positive experience by allowing each Glasses for Classes participant to choose his or her favorite pair of glasses.
Children don’t always know they are struggling with vision issues. Poor eyesight makes it difficult for children to read and comprehend.
“I want all the children to live up to their potential in school,” says Dr. Hochman.
Students from J.C. Martin Elementary School (Laredo Independent School District) and Freedom Elementary School (United Independent School District) have been getting their free eye exams and glasses to prepare them for the 2019-2010 academic school year. Students have also been learning about why it is important to check their eyes and how it helps them do better in school.
Dr. Hochman has passion for his profession and cares about all of his patients which is why he always goes the extra mile to help others. The goal for Glasses for Classes is not just to offer free eye care or glasses, but to instill the importance of eye health in young people.