Thursday, April 29, 2010

Senator Addabbo Brings Pearle Vision to Forest Park Senior Center to Provide Free Eye Exams to Woodhaven's Older Adults

Senator Addabbo with Woodhaven's older adults who turned out for free eye exams at their Forest Park Senior Center.

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., brought his once-a-month series of free eye exams by Pearle Vision's Ozone Park staff to the Forest Park Senior Center, 89-02 91st Street, Woodhaven, 718-849-2222, on Thursday, April 22, from 11 AM - Noon.

Thirty older adults out of 40 attending Forest Park Senior Center that day took advantage of getting free vision screenings. Pearle Vision's professional staff included optometrist Dr. Jeanette Cooper, optician Bill Roussis and Pearle Vision-Ozone Park general manager Joanna Tonchuck. An auto refractor was used to determine range of vision/prescription and a CT machine detected warning signs of glaucoma.

Pearle Vision’s staff also cleaned and adjusted eyewear, gave out goody bags containing lens cleaners, cloths and cases for glasses and provided one pass with each screening result to have a free, comprehensive eye exam done at Pearle Vision's Ozone Park location, 102-22 Atlantic Avenue. Pearle's professionals also presented a 20-minute lecture and give out literature on the symptoms of chronic dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye problems, followed by a Q&A with audience.