Free eye exams for St. Louis residents in need

Posted on: 4:04 pm, August 23, 2013, by , updated on: 03:53pm, August 23, 2013

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(KTVI)-Free eye exams will be provided to low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents Saturday on-board the fully-stocked, 40-foot long VSP Vision Care mobile eyecare clinic. Services include comprehensive eye exams, glasses, and health risk assessments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The free clinic is open to the public.

Governor Jay Nixon is proclaiming August 24 “Eye on Age-Related Macular Degeneration Day” in Missouri. AMD is the leading cause of blindness for people ages 65 and older and Missouri is among the states with the highest rates of AMD.

The mobile eye care clinic will be at the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging on O’Fallon Street in St. Louis Saturday, August 24, from 8:00am-5:00pm.

VSP is also launching the “Eyes on AMD” campaign hosted by VSP Vision Care, the UMSL College of Optometry, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, and the Missouri Optometric Association.

Website: VSP Eyes on AMD