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Davis Vision, United Way 2-1-1 and the United Auto Workers Team Up to Provide Free Vision Screenings August 25 for Detroit Children
Date:8/21/2008

Inaugural Program Anticipates Screening More Than 300 Children Ages 5 - 17

DETROIT, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Monday, August 25, Davis Vision, Inc., the United Way 2-1-1 and the United Auto Workers (UAW) will team up to sponsor free vision screenings for uninsured and underinsured Detroit children. Services will be provided at the Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner Street, Detroit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ups will be welcomed on Monday. Parents interested in securing a free vision screening for their children are encouraged to dial 211 to register in advance.

Since many families do not have insurance or have limited funding for vision care, professionals will be onsite volunteering their time to bring this important service to the community to ensure those children who participate receive the vision care they need.

Children in need of follow-up services after the initial screening will receive a voucher for a complimentary eye examination and a free pair of eyeglasses from their closest SVS Vision, a Davis Vision local provider.

As part of this community outreach initiative, the United Auto Workers will provide free school supplies to all children who participate in the screening. A visit by Tiger's mascot Paws also is anticipated. In addition, Davis Vision will provide free lunch, beverages and games for all children.

Monday's vision screenings will help to identify those children in need of examination by professionals who can diagnose potential problems and prescribe appropriate treatment. The earlier vision problems are detected, the more successful the treatment will be.

"Vision care professionals agree that fewer than 20 percent of children in our country are adequately screened for vision problems which affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-age children," said Laura Dyer, Davis Vision's assistant vice president, Strategic Events and Community Relations.

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