The University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office
has opened the Progreso Community Vision Station serving senior
adults at a community health center in the Valley. The program
offers diabetes prevention as well as eye care services. The
UT team visited Incarnation Teen Clinic and St. Timothy’s
Vision Stations while in Houston for training by Kate McCartney
(St. John Vianney) and Dr. Larry Spitzberg (InFOCUS),
What's In A Frame
Vision Station patients can choose from a wide
selection of attractive, up-to-date frame styles. The metal frames we use are "nickel free". Did you know that some skin oils will react to nickel. These frames also have spring hinges.
A Winning Combination
“His Eyes” Vision Station in Houston’s Fifth
Ward has merged with and relocated to the Houston Community
Health Centers’ clinic. Ophthalmologist Esther Dunn,
M.D., states, “We expect to serve many more people at
this low-income clinic in Denver Harbor. Visit us at 402 Hahlo
It’s a Snap!
your cameras handy so you can enter the “Vision Station
Photo Contest!” Send
photos of your Vision Station in action to InFOCUS by April
15. Winning entries will be published in the next issue and
on the InFOCUS website.
1st prize: 50 pair of sunglasses for adults and children.
Info at InFOCUS
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Vision Station News
Welcome to Steve Lightfoot who has taken over for founder
Angela Bartlett at Incarnation Teen Clinic. Best wishes to
Angela and to Nancy Eriksen, co-founder of His Eyes, who is
relocating to Georgia. Congratulations to MANNA (Ministry
Assistance of Northwest Alliance) on the grand opening of
their new location, 1806 W. 43rd St, Houston.
Taking Care of Your Eyes
now offers a patient education brochure, “Taking Care
of Your Eyes,” and bookmarks in English and Spanish
with tips about important eye health practices. These are
available at a nominal cost. InFOCUS also offers a resource
guide of eye health educational materials.
Watch the “What’s New”
page of the InFOCUS website for dates of workshops and other
events. Coming soon – a workshop on children’s
eye health. Contact InFOCUS to set up initial training or
sign up for a free refresher class.