Alabama Quarterback Marks Vision Screening Record

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama quarterback Greg
McElroy is helping a vision screening program for children conduct
its 100,000th screening.

Impact Alabama's Focus First Initiative is marking the milestone Wednesday at Tuscaloosa Head Start.

The Focus First Initiative uses college students to make sure children in Head Start programs and low-income day-care centers statewide are screened for vision problems.

Founder Stephen Black says about 11 percent of the children fail the screenings and receive subsidized follow-up care through Sight Savers America. He says the goal is to make sure Alabama children
start school with the best vision medically possible.

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