In 2014, 341 patients received free eye care
Eye Care opened in February of 2005 quite unexpectedly, just three months after primary care opened. Shortly after Good Neighbors opened, a supporter called and wanted to donated three showcases for eye glasses, along with almost 700 frames, some lenses and equipment from her brother who was downsizing his optical practice. In one week's time, with no recruiting by Good Neighbors, an optometrist and four opticians came forward to offer their services "...if we ever open an eye care department!" GOD IS GOOD!
In addition to assessing vision and determining the correct prescription for glasses, the board certified eye doctors screen patients for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and the ocular effects of other medical conditions.
The opticians who serve at Good Neighbors Health Care have many years of experience dispensing and fitting glasses and carefully help patients choose frames which suit them. The optical area carries a large selection of frames which are available free of charge to patients. Eyeglasses are limited to one pair every two years.
Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis and a limited number of patients can be seen each session.