It’s about more than just kids’ eyes.

Because of the work we’re able to do through the generous support of Ohioans across the state, we’re not just teaching children easy ways to protect their eyesight. We’re also building lifelong habits of safety that will be practiced for years, and passed on to everyone else they play and work with.

Having this eyewear is a big deal. It helps defray the cost of the program for our students, as it would normally be part of their fees.

Kris Hall, Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County

“When you’re learning, the fear of getting hit with the ball can be intimidating. Wearing protective equipment takes that fear away. It frees up the player to focus on learning the skills of the game.”

Matthew Polstein, RIP-IT Helmets

Safety glasses are on your face as soon as you come in my lab. Your eyes are in constant danger here without them.”

Steve Strelecky, Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County

Before we partnered with Superspecs, the kids had to buy their own equipment, and not everyone was able to do that financially. Now everyone automatically gets a helmet.

Kathy Baltes, Trumbull Youth Baseball and Softball

I want to thank Ohioans for donating to the program. Doctors from other states ask me all the time how they can get a program like this in their state.

Jeffrey Perkins, MD, Ophthalmologist

“Wearing these glasses is real prep for life at work. In the construction industry, if you’re on the job site without safety equipment you’re getting sent home.”

Greg King, Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County