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Programs

HEALING SHEPHERD CLINIC OF UNION GOSPEL MISSION OF TARRANT COUNTY (FEBRUARY 2009 – CURRENT)

SINCE 2009, HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM OUR MONTHLY PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES A COMPLETE EYE EXAMINATION AND A PAIR OF PRESCRIPTION GLASSES BY  LICENSED OPTOMETRISTS.  FOR SOME RESIDENTS THIS SERVICES REPLACES GLASSES LOST, BROKEN OR OUTDATED BUT FOR SOME ADULTS THIS IS THEIR FIRST PAIR OF PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES.  SEVERAL CASES OF VISUALLY-IMPAIRING CATARACTS, EARLY DETECTION OF GLAUCOMA AND ACUTE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED IN A TIMELY MANNER FOR APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT TO PREVENT VISION LOSS.

UNITED HANDS, INC. (JUNE 2008 – CURRENT)

ANNUAL MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED COUNTRIES.  THIS WEEK LONG HEALTH SCREENINGS INCLUDES VISION, MEDICAL, DENTAL, HEALTH COUNSELING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH.  OVER 500 PEOPLE ARE SCREENED BY THE VISION TEAM, EACH RECEIVING PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, READING GLASSES OR UV-PROTECTIVE SUNGLASSES.  WE CONCLUDE THE WEEK OF SCREENINGS WITH HEALTH PRESENTATIONS FROM EACH DISPLICINE OF HEALTH CARE REPRESENTED ON THE TRIP.

AUSTIN STREET CENTER, DALLAS (AUGUST 2014 – CURRENT)

EXPANSION OF THE MONTHLY MOBILE VISION SCREENING PROGRAM INTO THE DALLAS COUNTY STARTING WITH THE AUSTIN STREET CENTER ON HICKORY STREET IN DALLAS.  THIS IS A EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER THAT HAS THE CAPACITY TO HOUSE UP TO 300 RESIDENTS NIGHTLY.  THIS IS THE FIRST OF SEVEN FACILITIES THAT HAS REQUESTED OUR SERVICES TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.

EYE TECH ACADEMY (PROJECTED OCTOBER 2015)

THIS WILL BE A 3 MONTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEENS TO LEARN THE TRADE OF AN OPTICIAN.  THE CLASSROOM AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WILL COME AS THEY FABRICATE THE PRESCRIPTION GLASSES TAKEN ON THE MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS ABROAD AND THE GLASSES PRESCRIBED AS A RESULT OF THE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS.  WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE A BRIOT PATTERNLESS EDGER DONATED TO THIS PROGRAM BY PROMENADE OPTICAL IN DALLAS.