Giving Tuesday at MCHC
Celebrate #GivingTuesday with us on November 27th!
Routine eye exams are a critical component of comprehensive health care; and an often unaffordable service for many of the children in our community. Vision problems impact a child’s ability to read, play sports, and see the board in school. With the school year now in full swing, we want to ensure our pediatric patients have the best success in school – starting with their ability to see!
This year our #GivingTuesday goal is to raise $2,777.60 for patient exams and prescription eyeglasses at the Eye Care Center at MCHC. We want to provide prescription glasses to 10 uninsured children and 10 comprehensive eye exams to uninsured patients.
Your gift of $37.76 provides one pair of prescription glasses for a child age 5-18 – ensuring vision-related problems don’t hold them back in their day-to-day lives.
A gift of $240 pays for a comprehensive new patient eye exam for an uninsured patient – this exam identifies and addresses any potential eye problems for patients, some of whom have never had an eye exam before.
The Eye Care Center at MCHC opened in May 2018 to ensure patients have access to high-quality, affordable optometry services. MCHC provides eye care services to patients ages 5 and older. Since opening, the Eye Care Center has cared for over 500 patients, providing routine eye exams and diagnosing and treating eye-related conditions, as well as identifying early stages of more serious conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, and high blood pressure.
At MCHC, children who cannot afford glasses, receive a free pair of prescription glasses and patients with no insurance have access to eye care. No cost glasses for pediatric patients and no or low-cost eye exams are made possible through grant funding and generous donations from MCHC supporters – people like YOU!
Please consider donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign so that all children can clearly see their future!
Click on the Donate button below to support the Eye Care Center today through Paypal!
Or you can donate through MCHC’s Facebook fundraiser page.