Wednesday, February 27, 2013

People in Need of Vision Care

"Orange County needs a pediatric vision program for low-income children, and the service should probably be on wheels, according to the Children & Families Commission of Orange County," reports the Voice of OC. "A pediatric mobile unit would make it easier for parents to overcome barriers and obtain eye exams, diagnoses and glasses for their children. A 'vision van' would join the ranks of other specially equipped vans that deliver dental care, asthma treatments and primary care services to young patients around the county." Read more.

Several thousands of miles away, "people wait[ed] to receive a wristband number for medical treatment at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Wise, Va. on July 20. RAM clinics bring free medical, dental and vision care to uninsured and under-insured people around the world." See the NBCNews photo essay.

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