Free Vision Screening offered at Wayne Health Department

The Wayne Health Department, in conjunction with the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is offering a FREE Vision Screening on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The screening will take place at the Wayne Health Department, 475 Valley Road, Wayne. This screening test for visual acuity and glaucoma. Children and adults are eligible. Pre-registration for the screening is required. To make an appointment, please call 973-694-1800 ext. 3241. 

 

Visiting the doctor and dentist regularly is crucial to maintaining good health. Going to the eye doctor is just as important!  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eye diseases are common, but can go unnoticed for a long period of time. A comprehensive eye exam is essential to detect eye diseases in the early stages when treatment to prevent vision loss or blindness is most effective. According to the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, “National researches say that 50% of all case of blindness or severe vision loss could have been prevented by early detection of disorders and the appropriate follow-up care.”  This eye screening does not replace an eye doctor’s exam, but it can help identify people who are at greater risk for eye disease. 

 

The Wayne Health Department and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired encourages you to register for this free screening to reveal any potential vision problems and to learn more about maintaining good eye health!

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