The Florida eyeCheck Project is an exciting community service initiative.
This effort, sponsored by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is designed to identify “at risk” individuals with functional visual impairment, based on visual acuity measurements, and to make them aware of their condition.
Here in Florida, the FSO and the Academy are partnering with the Caridad Center to host an eye screening at Caridad Center on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There are opportunities for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians and laypersons to volunteer.
This screening is an effort by ophthalmologists to tackle the challenge presented by undetected eye disease by going out into the community and identifying patients with visual impairment. A high volume of patients can be seen efficiently in this manner with the use of little equipment or resources. Those individuals identified with visual impairment will be provided information about local resources for further evaluation and help.
For additional information, please visit the eyeSmart website www.geteyesmart.org. (click on Find An Eye Screening)