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City of Atlanta Residents to Receive Free Comprehensive Eye Exams

Post Date:05/13/2016 12:00 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jewanna Gaither, Press Information Officer
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell
jgaither@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2016

News Release

City of Atlanta Residents to Receive Free Comprehensive Eye Exams

VSP mobile eye care clinic to provide services to adults and children in need

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today its partnership with VSP Global Eyes of Hope® and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide no-cost comprehensive eye exams and glasses to Atlanta residents. VSP will bring their state-of-the-art mobile clinic to the Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 M.L.K. Jr Dr. NW, from May 15 until May 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“The City of Atlanta is proud to partner with VSP Global Eyes of Hope® and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide underserved families with eye care,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone and I encourage residents to take advantage of these free services.”

More than 794,000 people do not have access to health insurance in Atlanta, and many more are underinsured or lack vision insurance. In the United States, around 46.5 million households are not covered by a vision plan and do not have employer access to vision insurance.

The eye mobile clinic is equipped with a full-service eye exam room and a complete dispensary with popular eyewear brands. The clinic also features a finishing lab so that residents, some of whom may have never worn glasses for corrective vision before, can receive their frames and lenses the same day.

Appointments are open to the public and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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