At this event, UAB Community Eye Care provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to qualified participants.
UAB Community Eye CareAt this event, UAB Community Eye Care provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to qualified participants. , the clinical outreach arm of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, will hold its 10th annual Gift of Sight event from Nov. 27-Dec. 1 at the Jefferson County Western Health Center, located at 631 Bessemer Super Highway, Midfield, Alabama. Gift of Sight provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses for low-income or underinsured patients who may otherwise not receive vision care or services throughout the year.
UAB Community Eye Care is partnering with VSP Insurance, Remote Area Medical and Changing Lives Through Lenses to host this event.
“Routine eye exams can tell you so much about a person’s health,” said Janene Sims, O.D., Ph.D., associate professor and supervisor for the Family Practice Residency program at the UAB School of Optometry. “During a dilated eye exam, we can view the blood vessels in the back of the eye. Eye doctors can see what other doctors treat. If there is leakage, bleeding or changes in the blood vessels in the back...