FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead to Host Free Eye Clinic
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that the Town of North Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Eyes of Hope program, a free eye clinic, at Clinton G. Martin Park on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program is being hosted in partnership with Marchon Eyewear.
The Eyes of Hope program is a partnership with Marchon Eyewear and VSP Global, an eye care company which is also committed to helping those in need of eye glasses to receive them, regardless of their ability to pay.
“We are so proud to be hosting the Eyes of Hope program in North Hempstead in order to provide members of our community with eye care who otherwise might not have had access to it. I thank Marchon Eyewear and VSP Global for this unique partnership,” said Supervisor Bosworth.
The mobile eye clinic that will be visiting North Hempstead, called “Eyenstein,” features an exam lane, a full dispensary with popular frame brands donated by VSP Optics Group, and finishing labs so that the glasses can be made on site. Volunteers with the program offer their time and expertise so patients can receive comprehensive eye exams and glasses.
All those who are interested in participating in the program must have a valid social security number, must not have vision insurance, must not have used one of VSP’s services in the last year, and must be at least 200% below the poverty line (no proof of income required).
Those looking for more information about the program are urged to call 311 or (516) 869-6311.