Veterans Line Up For Free Glasses

EUGENE, Ore — A group of veterans lined up outside of the local VFW hall Wednesday for a free eye check up. ┬áIt’s all part of a mobile health clinic that travels around the country offering Veterans free eye exams with the help of a local optometrist.

The clinic expected to see around 30 veterans on Wednesday. While many of the vets already wear glasses, not everyone has access to eye care.

“We’re hearing that a lot of the veterans here are not, they don’t have a benefit of a comprehensive eye exam and glasses through a VA systems, so that’s why we’re here,” said Kim Rankin, mobile clinics operations manager.

After finishing the eye exam, each veteran picked out frames for their new glasses.

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  1. Claude DeMoss says:

    Don’t understand – Any VA patient here in California has free eye care with glasses?

    Claude DeMoss
    Palo Alto VA

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