Southern College of Optometry's clinical programs reportedly provided $1,043,530 in uncompensated optometric care in the Memphis community during SCO's 2011/12 fiscal year. The sum marked a 44 percent increase in uncompensated care from the previous year for such programs as Church Health Center, InfantSEE program, Baptist Outreach Programs, and Memphis City Schools’ Regional Health Clinics. A portion of the increase also stemmed from expenses associated with community education events and SCO’s basic vision screenings for Shelby County students. Read more.
Indiana University School of Optometry and Saving Sight Indiana (formerly Prevent Blindness Indiana) are collaborating in bringing two SSI programs to the public: Sight for Students and Gift of Vision. Sight for Students, sponsored by VSP, provides vouchers to students for up to $250. Gift of Vision connects eligible adults Saving Sight Indiana's network of more than 120 statewide eye care providers who donate services to Gift of Vision patients. Read more.