We have great news. We are pleased to announce that Bright Eyes is now an approved provider for the Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA).
The PLSA is a newly created program administered by state-approved nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organizations that is designed to provide the option for a parent to better meet the individual educational needs of his or her eligible child.
We are optometrists that have specialized training in working with children with vision problems that make learning more challenging. We provide eye exams, specialized glasses for children, and specific types of therapy for these kinds of problems. I have patients as well as friends who are optometrists and occupations therapists who have encouraged me to become PLSA.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Is a resident of Florida.
- Is or will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the student applies for program participation, or is eligible to enroll in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public school in this state;
- Is the subject of an IEP written in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education or has received a diagnosis of a disability from a physician who is licensed.
Fortunately, the kind of services that we provide qualify for PLSA. This can include optometric vision therapy for conditions that may affect learning such as convergence insufficiency, eye movement problems and visual focusing problems.