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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The “Eyenstein” Mobile Eyecare Clinic Rolls With Help of Fort Thomas Doctors

Dr. Josiah Young and family; Source: Facebook

Dr. Keith Sellers. Source:
Two Fort Thomas Optometrists will conduct exams for needy children tomorrow at Newport Intermediate School from 9-3 on a mobile vision van called Eyenstein.

Doctors Josiah Young Keith Sellers and will be conducting the exams. 

"It's been awesome seeing the kids get their glasses and see better right away," said Dr. Young. 

The ECP Network, a Cincinnati- based national optometric organization of independent practices, is sponsoring the VSP® Vision Care (VSP) and Transitions Optical Mobile Eyecare Clinic known as “Eyenstein.”

School students in underprivileged areas will receive a vision screening and then, if needed, a full eye exam in the state of-the-art exam room onboard Eyenstein. Those who need eyeglasses will be able to select from an inventory of quality frames donated by Marchon® Eyewear, that will be fitted with Transitions® adaptive lensesTM. A finishing lab is also on Eyenstein, allowing students to receive their new glasses after the eye exam, in about 45 minutes.

The VSP Mobile Eyes® program evolved from relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. They were on the scene to replace lost or damaged eyewear to affected individuals, as well as equip doctors to continue providing care. When not helping in times of disaster, the fully funded mobile eyecare clinic travels to disadvantaged communities across the country.

This program relies on local organizations, such as the ECP Network, to sponsor a visit. As a sponsor, the ECP Network went out into the community to find areas of need, managed the distribution of parent consent and medical history forms, and reached out to its group of local optometrists to volunteer their time to perform the eye exams. The Eyenstein crew and other community volunteers will
be present to handle the vision screening, finishing, and dispensing of eyeglasses. The ECP Network reached out to Opticare Vision Center for the needed doctor volunteers. Opticare Vision is a locally-owned optometry practice with 3 locations in Greater Cincinnati (Cherry Grove, Harrison, and Newport). 

To watch a video and learn more about Eyenstein, go to Eyenstein Video


  1. these are my favorite types of stories on fort thomas matters. real human interest stuff. I'm actually looking for an optometrist.

  2. So cool. Where is their office?

  3. It's just past the entrance to Newport pavilion on carothers road between the Firestone and the Wendy's. It's called Opticare. We've been going there for years. Love it.