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Annual Right to Sight Clinic Serves 58 Patients

Featured News // News // Patient Care // Oct 13 2022

The 2022 Annual World Sight Day Right to Sight Clinic was held Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. 58 people were provided with eye care services, and 34 pairs of spectacles were provided at no charge.

The event is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and Combat Blindness International as part of World Sight Day (WSD). WSD is an annual day of awareness, held in October, that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The goal is to have 5 million people pledge to have their eyes tested. 37 DOVS schedulers, techs, opticians, medical students, residents, and faculty assisted at the event.

“We know how important regular eye checks are in ensuring the early detection and management of diseases that can lead to blindness,” said Anna Momont, MD. “I am grateful to Combat Blindness International and our volunteer faculty and staff for supporting this clinic, which is an important initiative to improve access to eyecare for everyone.”

The department has partnered with CBI since 2007 to provide services to underinsured or uninsured Dane County residents that need eye care. Patients 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.

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Right To Sight World Sight Day Clinic, October 8, 2022, in Madison, Wis.