The Envolve Vision Van stopped in Omaha and Lincoln, June 21st and 22nd, providing 108 Nebraskans with FREE vision screenings, and access to prescription and/or reading glasses. The “SeeMore” Vision Van, a collaboration between Envolve and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), visited six Nebraska Community Health Centers in the last nine months providing a total of:
- 395 screenings
- 294 prescription glasses
- 92 reading glasses
This June, local Optometrists volunteered their time and expertise to screen patients at three Nebraska Community Health Centers. Health center staff organized on-site volunteers, translation services, and any additional support needed to ensure each event ran smoothly. The opportunity to assess patients’ sharpness of vision, need for corrective lenses, and screen for degenerative eye diseases (diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma) showcased the enormous need for vision services within our communities.
HCAN is thankful for the Envolve Vision Van and their support of Nebraska Community Health Centers!
written by Jenna Thomsen, Director of Training and Technical Assistance