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The need for glasses is great, but many kids go without




Jorge Valdez, program manager for Helen Keller International, holds up a mirror as freshman Celeste Garcia looks at her new prescription glasses on Friday, March 7 at Applied Technology Center High School in Montebello.
Jorge Valdez, program manager for Helen Keller International, holds up a mirror as freshman Celeste Garcia looks at her new prescription glasses on Friday, March 7 at Applied Technology Center High School in Montebello.
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There are thousands of kids in Southern California's poor neighborhoods have problems seeing, but it's not that easy for them to get glasses. Even the help provided by private groups isn't always enough.

KPCC's Elizabeth Aguilera has the story.