UA, St. Elizabeth's Clinic offering free healthy eye screenings Saturday | Health
Worried about vision? Have a family history of glaucoma? Age 50 or older and concerned about eye health?
The University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, working with The University of Arizona Health Network sponsor monthly Free Healthy Eye Screenings at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center. The next session takes place this Saturday.
WHEN: June 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.
WHERE: St. Elizabeth’s Health Center (140 W. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, 85705)
***Please call 694-1471 to make an appointment
“Working at the screenings are board-certified ophthalmologists, resident ophthalmologists as well as UA medical students who will be taking your blood pressure and conduct basic vision tests,” said Jill Brickman-Kelleher, senior program manager, in a news release on the event.
Brickman-Kelleher works at the Alvernon Eye Care Center at The University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Physician Offices, 707 N. Alvernon Way.
The following will be checked for during patient screenings: cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and dry eye. The screenings are recommended for individuals over age 18 with a family history of eye disease, a diagnosis of diabetes and/or high blood pressure, and for those taking certain medications. The doctors will go over screening results with each patient and give them a copy of their exam. They will also provide referrals for appropriate care if required based on the screening results. Eyeglasses are not provided at the screening.
If glasses are needed, patients can be referred to low-cost service at the Tucson office of the Arizona Lions Vision Center.
You must make an appointment. To schedule a screening appointment or for more information about upcoming screenings, call (520) 694-1471.