The state announced Tuesday it has funded the Children's Vision Initiative to cover the costs of about 4,000 comprehensive eye exams and glasses to Ohio K-12 students not currently receiving vision care. Issued by the Office of Budget & Management, the funding was authorized in the current two-year state budget (HB 33 ). "Clear vision so very important for student success as our children progress through school and learn to read," Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement. "We want all of Ohio's children to have the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential, and this program will make a significant difference in the lives of children whose families are otherwise unable to access vision care." The program is administered by the Ohio Optometric Foundation.