2020 World Sight Day Clinic Serves Community Members In Need
News // Oct 12 2020
The 2020 Annual World Sight Day Right to Sight Clinic was held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. Over 60 community members were provided with eye care services, and 32 pairs of spectacles were issued. UW Health precautions were taken to safely orchestrate the clinic in spite of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2007, Combat Blindness International has partnered with UW Health and the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the School of Medicine and Public Health to provide service to Dane County residents that are underinsured, or uninsured, and needing eye care. Patients screened at pre-approved clinics can be referred to our every-other-month, Saturday clinic. They are provided with a full eye exam with refraction and dilation, as well as screening for common eye diseases by our doctors, residents and technicians.
This partnership is the only one of its kind with Combat Blindness International in the US and our clinical staff is honored to be a part of their mission, while also providing critical eye care to people in and around Madison that need it most.
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