An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Vision To Learn

Uncorrected vision affects as many as 20,000 children in Iowa.

A disproportionate number are minorities and come from low-income families. Barriers like access and cost prevent children from getting the vision care they need. Vision To Learn breaks down those barriers by bringing a mobile clinic to schools and providing eye exams and glasses at no cost.

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Supporting Vision Health

As parents who understand the struggles of vision health first-hand, Steve and Elaine Kahler decided to support Vision To Learn by establishing a new fund with our affiliate the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

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Val Daily Principal of Strawberry Hill Elementary in Anamosa

Seeing Results

Vision To Learn has supported thousands of children across Iowa since launching in Dubuque.


Free eye exams in the Dubuque region


Free pairs of glasses in the Dubuque region


Free eye exams across Iowa


Free pairs of glasses across Iowa


Help children see. Shape their lives.

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Scaling Our Impact

Vision To Learn launched in Dubuque in 2016 with Community Foundation support. Today, it is a nonprofit that reaches children in the seven-county Dubuque region and other Iowa communities.

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Doug Edel Executive Director, Jones County Community Foundation

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