Gloucester County offers free eye screenings

Originally from the Courier Post

SEWELL — Gloucester County will continue to hold two free eye screenings a month for its residents. The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the N.J. Commission for the Blind and Visually impaired provide the service to try to limit or prevent the impact of vision loss.

“Back to school is around the corner and children should have their eyes examined yearly because their eyes can change quickly,” Freeholder-Director Robert M. Damminger said. “An exam can catch vision-related learning problems that make reading difficult.”

The Gloucester County Division of Disability Services offers free eye screenings to children and adults on the second Wednesday of every month at the Gloucester County Health Department in Sewell from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the last Tuesday of each month at Shady Lane Home in Clarksboro from 9 a.m. to noon. Children under the age of 18 require a parent’s or guardian’s signature.

To schedule an appointment,call (856) 384-6142. Glaucoma screenings are the only acceptable walk-ins.

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