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Seniors….Need Help Affording an Eye Exam or Glasses?

Calhoun County Public Health Department’s Senior Millage — Senior Vision Services may be able to help!

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) continues offering free Vision Screenings, eye exams, and glasses for Calhoun County Senior Citizens. Qualified participants must be 60 years or older and meet program income guidelines.

The leading causes of vision impairment and blindness in the United States are primarily age-related eye diseases. Approximately 14% of Americans 65 to 74 years of age and 21% of those 75 and older have vision loss. In Calhoun County, there are an estimated 1,350 residents age 65 to 74 with vision loss. For Calhoun County residents 75 years and older, approximately 2,000 have vision loss.

Loss of vision often correlates with a loss of independence. Compromises in eye function cannot easily be overcome and affect people’s ability to drive, read, watch television, or simply contribute to isolation, increased risk of falling and resultant hip fractures, depression, family stress, and ultimately a greater tendency to be disabled. In addition, vision loss can make it harder to read medication labels and other instructions as well as making it harder to tell one pill from another.

By giving seniors access to vision testing services and eyeglasses, the CCPHD Senior Vision Services program helps to enhance seniors’ quality of life and maintain their independence.

CCPHD will provide Senior Vision Services on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualified seniors. Qualified seniors will be given an initial screening. Those who are determined to be in need of a diagnostic test will be referred to a local vision service provider for a full eye exam and eyeglasses.

If you are having troubles seeing, are 60 years or older, and meet program guidelines, appointments are available at the Health Department Battle Creek, Marshall, and Albion offices. Please contact CCPHD at 269-969-6377 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us for Senior Hearing and Vision Services.

269-969-6377

 

 
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