LOWELL — Lowell High School senior Alice Mwangi knew she needed to get her eyes checked when she started using her phone to take pictures of the whiteboard in class. She used the zoom feature to blow up the image on her screen in order to see the teacher’s notes.
“I also noticed that I was doing a lot more squinting in class,” she said.
Instead of continuing to struggle, Mwangi came down to the school-based health center, located in the basement of Lowell High School, to get an eye exam. It’s a service that the Lowell Community Health Center recently added to the existing suite of health care already available to students.