The Portland School Department has created a fund to raise money for eyeglasses for students.

The fund was set up after school nurses learned no optometric practices in Portand provide eyeglasses for children insured by MaineCare.

About $2,000 has been pledged so far to the Glasses for Students fund.

The Maine Department of Human Services is working to solve the lack of eyeglass services for Portland students on MaineCare.

Details about how to donate to the fund will be made available by the school department on Monday.