CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Health Access Free Clinic in Clarksburg carried out free eye screenings Friday morning.
The screenings got to sufferers with insurance coverage that may not cowl an eye examination. This is completed via partnership with West Virginia University Eye Institute.
Some sufferers seen Friday had gone greater than 5 years with out having their eyes examined, whereas others had final had their eyes checked at the latest free eye screening final 12 months.
These screenings are essential not only for the protection of these getting the examination, however for everybody, particularly relating to getting behind the wheel.
“A lot of these patients will come in, and they’re driving to these appointments legally blind, and not able to drive, only because they need a pair of glasses or they’ve developed a cataract,” mentioned Rebecca Coakley, Director of Outreach at WVU Eye Institute.
“First off, just the opportunity to find an underlying condition that the patient might not know about. So we’ve had some opportunities here where folks have come, and maybe a melanoma was discovered, maybe a cataract,” mentioned Josh Brown, Practice Manager at Health Access Free Clinic.
The subsequent screening in Clarksburg is scheduled for April 5, however WVU Eye Institute can even be conducting these screenings at different clinics across the state between every now and then.
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