Program offers ‘Gift of Sight’Written by Aya Khalil | | firstname.lastname@example.org
EyeCare America Seniors EyeCare Program is offering the “Gift of Sight” this holiday season.
The non-profit organization is offering a chance for family and friends in Ohio to connect seniors in their lives with an eye exam at no cost.
“Unfortunately, during tough economic times, our senior communities on fixed incomes are hurt the most when their health care falls by the wayside,” said Dr. Carol Kollarits in a news release. “During this financial crisis, we want to make sure that their eye health is not neglected. By calling 1-800-222-EYES and connecting a loved one with an eye exam, you may be giving the best gift of all … the Gift of Sight!”
Ohio has 317 ophthalmologists who are volunteers. Medicare and other insurances will cover the full payment and seniors will be treated for free if they do not have insurance.
“All U.S. citizens or legal residents, age 65 and over, who have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years, may be eligible for the referral for a no cost eye exam and treatment by calling the toll-free helpline …” said the news release.
The organization is offering downloadable gifts on its Web site: www.eyecareamerica.org. The free downloads include: a cookbook with 15 healthy recipes for the eyes and a certificate with eye exam information offered through its Seniors EyeCare Program.
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. is a co-sponsor of the Seniors EyeCare Progam.