like to work with you to increase access to affordable vision care
for the low-income families you serve. InFOCUS can help you establish
a permanent capacity to determine which individuals need vision
care, and to offer them the opportunity to obtain affordable eye
exams and prescription eyeglasses. To establish a “vision station,”
we suggest the following action steps:
a staff member or reliable volunteer to offer vision assessment
eye care professionals to provide free or low-cost eye exams.
a person to order, receive and dispense eyeglasses.
a set of sample eyeglass frames.
- Stores finished
eyeglasses until they’re dispensed to patients.
- Keeps patient
records and financial data.
- Sends monthly
remittance and summary of data to InFOCUS.
for all staff/volunteers to participate in an initial training
for project personnel to obtain additional training if needed.
eye health and publicizes eye care services among clients and
in the community.
orientation and training programs for staff and volunteers responsible
for the vision care services.
low-cost, high-quality eyeglasses.
a sample set of frames with a selection of frame styles.
- Helps to
recruit a certified optician (volunteer) to help set up the dispensary
and provide assistance.
- Helps recruit
eye doctors to provide free or low-cost eye exams.
- Helps recruit
bilingual eye doctors and aides to facilitate patient-doctor communications.
continuing education and technical support.
- Provide sample
sets of eye health education and social marketing materials.
plan may be tailored to the needs of each mission partner.