We provide resources and collaboration for vision services to individuals in the tri-county (Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana) area. Through our help, clients can receive much needed surgeries, diabetic laser treatments, macular degeneration treatments and injections. We also assist treatment for chronic testing and low vision assistance and school eye exams and glasses to those in need.
We are proud of our ongoing school vision program, Sight for Kids, which began in 2016. Our initial year raised awareness of a community wide vision problem for our children. We collaborate with community leaders from Youngstown City schools, Essilor Vision Foundation, Classic Optical, United Way, and Akron Childrens Hospital to provide eye examinations for children from kindergarten through fourth grades. Our volunteer doctors, Doctors for Kids, arrange time to come into the schools with equipment and provide eye exams. Children who require glasses receive 2 pairs (one for home and one to leave at school) thanks to the Essilor Vision Foundation and Classic Optical. If a child is diagnosed with a more serious eye problem, arrangements are offered to see the child at a local physician’s office for continued care.