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Clovernook Center set to unveil Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation's 4th free clinic



Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will unveil the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation’s fourth free eye clinic on Aug. 4. The clinic will serve individuals who are over the age of 18, and will provide comprehensive exams to adults lacking eye insurance. 
 
“We couldn’t be more pleased, and look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of North College Hill and Greater Cincinnati in this way,” says Christopher Faust, president and CEO of Clovernook Center.
 
The public is invited to mingle over refreshments, tour Clovernook’s Procter Center (where the clinic will be housed), and speak to Richard Kerstine, ophthalmologist and founder of the CEI, who will help staff the clinic. 
 
Aug. 5 marks the first day of appointments, as the clinic will be open on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
In addition to determining patients’ needs with regard to vision and providing prescription vouchers for free glasses when needed, physicians will also be on the lookout for diseases that could lead to blindness.
 
Since the CEI’s first clinic opened in 2008, 6,000 patients have been served. Seventy-eight percent have received glasses, and 10 percent have been diagnosed with eye diseases that require scheduled follow-up visits, and in some cases, surgery.
 
According to Faust, Clovernook Center is looking forward to building on the CEI’s work from other neighborhoods.
 
“This is an essential service,” he says. “And through this partnership with the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, we will be able to extend these services to a community that may not otherwise have access to them.” 

Do Good: 

•    Schedule a free eye exam by calling 513-207-6140.

•    Attend the grand opening at the Clovernook Center, located at 7000 Hamilton Ave., at 10 a.m. on Aug. 4.

•    Support the work of the CEI Foundation and Clovernook Center by donating.

 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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