Grant program in Dallas is helping those financially impacted by the pandemic with vision care

Morning After

Healthcare is a struggle for many even when there isn’t a pandemic going on. Things like vision and dental care are even more of an after thought.

“Your eyes are a window to your health,” says Tom Turnage, Executive Director at the Center for Vision Health.

It is usually recommended that you go get your vision checked every two years – which is why many people (and insurances) forget about vision care. However, eye exams can detect diseases like diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts and in some cases, tumors and cancer.

Like every checkup you do – detecting those problems early can help out in the long term.

The Center for Vision Health in Dallas recently received a grant that helps people who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic get free vision care.

“We did not feel that when you’ve just been laid off, that we should hit you with any kind of charge,” says Tom.

The Center for Vision Health in Dallas is providing vision care for low-income and the unemployed for both adults and children. Visit centerforvisionhealth.org for more information.

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