Free vision care services offered at ninth annual Gift of Sight event – News | Rare Techy
UAB Community Eye Care provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to participants in this program.
UAB Community Eye CareThe Department of Clinical Outreach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry will hold its ninth annual Gift of Sight event Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 at the Jefferson County Western Health Center, located at 631 Bessemer Super Highway in Midfield. AL 35228. Gift of Sight provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to low-income or uninsured patients who may not otherwise receive vision care or services year-round.
UAB Community Eye Care is partnering with VSP Insurance, Remote Area Medical, and Changing Lives Through Lenses to host this event.
“Routine eye care is an important part of your overall health,” said Jenene Sims, associate professor and supervisor of the Family Practice Residency Program at the UAB School of Optometry. “With regular eye exams, health care professionals can detect eye diseases early and take steps to preserve your vision.”
Eye examination will be done for those who have applied earlier. Applications to qualify for the eye exam are available through the UAB School of Optometry. If you are interested in participating in the Gift of the Site, please fill out this application and upload it here.
“Although UAB Community Eye Care provides year-round services to people of all ages across the state, this event provides an opportunity for all of our faculty and staff in the School of Optometry to come together to serve the wonderful people in our community,” Sims said. “We are proud to be able to give back to the Birmingham community this holiday season and look forward to this event.”
In addition to services provided by the Gift of Site, UAB Community Eye Care provides eye exams at no cost to thousands of patients throughout the year at the Western Health Center in Midfield, homeless shelters, outreach centers, reentry programs, and women and girls. Children’s shelters. UAB Community Eye Care partners with various campus organizations to provide care to underserved residents throughout the Birmingham metro area and Black Belt communities throughout Alabama.