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Free vision screening at Sam’s Club Aug. 13

Sam’s Club is encouraging customers to protect their eyes by offering free vision screenings at its stores nationwide on Aug. 13.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., both adults and children can receive a vision acuity screening, as well as a quick take-home test called an Amsler Grid, which tests for blurred or missing areas of vision.

The screenings will be offered in Sam’s Club locations that have a pharmacy and/or optical centers. What’s more, the optical department is offering savings on eye health brands through Aug. 28. Additionally, members and guests can receive free samples of Zeiss lens wipes and Zeiss liquid eyeglass cleaner.

“Vision screenings are important preventative health measures for all ages to maintain eye health and preserve sight for years to come,” Sam’s Club health-and-wellness SVP Jill Turner-Mitchael said. “Vision problems can start at any age and early detection is the key to good vision. With many adults and children preparing to focus on chalkboards and computer screens this fall, Sam’s Club is proud to offer free eye health screenings to benefit the communities we serve.”

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 61 million adults are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half have visited their eye doctor in the past six months.

Sam’s Club will provide free vision-acuity screening as well as a take-home test to look for blurred or missing areas of vision. In addition, the warehouse will distribute free samples of lens wipes and eyeglass cleaner. Contact lens solution and other products promoting eye health will also be on sale.

In addition to the vision screenings, the company also will offer free glucose tests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes can cause blindness and more new cases of blindness are diagnosed among diabetes patients ages 20 to 74 years.

“A Day For The Community” event

In order to promote community work, especially in light of the recent violence against our youth, we are going to partner up with other volunteers and business owners to create an event for the community. We will have speakers from Police departments, business owners, and creator of this event De Le. We are going to focus on one message — The community and keeping kids on the right track. This will be educational and we will have refreshments for everyone. Come and join us at the awesome Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley.

Our partners so far are KDT Optometry, Microsoft, www.f’exy.com and www.worldtunedradio.com. The Medical Event doctors will also have a chance to perform their trades for the community at this event. Dr. Khoa Truong and his team will be there to perform free vision screenings and answer eye health related questions. Dr. David Huynh will be there to perform basic chiropractic analysis and answer health related issues.

Violence against our community will not be tolerated! Children will be given a chance to be children!!

Time
Sunday, June 19 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location
Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley

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Free Vision Screening Medical Mission 05/22/11 12pm-5pm

We are going to partner up with the 24 hour fitness Balboa location to do another Medical Mission for the community on Sunday May 22, 2011. We had a great turn out last time at the Bayside Community Center and we took lots of pictures. We will have Optometrists including myself to perform free vision screenings, Chiropractors to do free spine analysis, 24 Hour Fitness advisors to speak about nutrition and exercise. NVision Laser Centers will also be with us for support and talk about different laser vision correction options. We will most likely have some nurses to give health advise to the patients. Please come out to support us and have fun while supporting a great cause. Also pass the word to everyone you know. This location is very busy and centrally located 🙂 We will have refreshments for everyone.

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