GIRARD — Greenbush Education Center hosted a low vision clinic for area students Friday through the KanLovKids program.

KanLovKids provides pediatric vision clinics to students throughout the state. Opthamologists provide services to supplement the education of students ages birth through 21. Greenbush hosts the clinic once every year to aid area students.

“The doctor does a lot of stuff with the children to assess their functional vision,” Greenbush Vision Teacher Jennifer Luna said. “She determines what they see, how they see and how we can better work with them.”

At Greenbush, Dr. Linda Lawrence of Salina works with the children. Lawrence is a pediatric opthamologist and can prescribe assistive devices if they are needed.

“The information she provides is more in depth than what we can get from a standard doctor visit,” Luna said. “It helps us build educational strategies for the children. All the information she gives us focuses directly on education, so we can put it to use.”

Greenbush has been hosting the clinics for over five years, and the clinics service as many children as Lawrence has time for. The overall low vision program from Greenbush services around 75 students.

Lawrence graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1982 and completed a residency at University of Texas Health System. She established her solo, private practice in Salina in 1986.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.