|Dr. Keith Sellers. Source: OpticareVision.com|
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.