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EyeCare America Reminds Seniors: "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence"
Date:6/1/2009

EyeCare America Offers No Cost Medical Eye Care to Qualified Seniors

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) June 1, 2009 -- Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing due to various eye diseases. In fact, by the age of 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease. However, with the U.S. economy experiencing a major downturn, senior communities on fixed incomes are struggling to pay for health care.

In light of this, EyeCare America is reminding seniors, "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence." The national health campaign is intended to remind the senior community about the value of eyesight and encourage seniors 65 and older to call EyeCare America's Seniors EyeCare Program to see if they qualify for an eye exam and care, often at no-cost.

"I had excellent care and I now have 20/20 vision and it is so very good," said Melva Rayles, an EyeCare America patient from Warner, Oklahoma. "Now I can do all of my crocheting and knitting. Thank you all so very much for giving me my eyesight back so that I can do the things I love most, seeing my husband, children, grand children and my great grand children. They are not a blur anymore."

EyeCare America's 3-month promotional campaign runs June 1 through August 31. The program provides a comprehensive eye exam and care for any disease detected in the initial visit for up to one year, at no out-of-pocket cost, for seniors who are without an ophthalmologist (a medical eye doctor). To see if you, a loved one or a friend, 65 an
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