The Macon-Bibb Health Department, along with the Prevent Blindness Association of America, is hosting a vision clinic on Tuesday, May 3.
MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb Health Department, along with the Prevent Blindness Association of America, is hosting a vision clinic on Tuesday, May 3.
Dr. Stephen Summerow will perform eye exams on 20 people who have made appointments.
The health department will also arrange walk-in retinal scans between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The clinic will serve those without insurance, as well as those who have insurance but cannot cover the cost of an eye exam.
Macon-Bibb Health Service Administrator, Dr. Jimmie Smith says he hopes the clinic will remove any barriers people may encounter when seeking medical care.
“WWe are doing our best to help people bridge the gap and fill those gaps,” he said. “It’s something we’re doing today and will continue to do in the future, and we’re certainly working with our community to address those access to care needs.”
Dr Smith says the leading cause of blindness in the region is untreated diabetes. He suggests that you have your eyes checked once every two years.
The clinic will be held at 1600 Forsyth Street in Macon.