Columbia ophthalmologists are now offering free onsite vision screening and eye exams to residents age 40 and older at some NYCHA complexes in Washington Heights and East Harlem. The program aims to prevent vision loss among some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Although early detection and treatment are critical for preventing vision loss and blindness, approximately 50% of people with glaucoma and 25% of people with diabetic retinopathy are undiagnosed and don’t know they have these eye conditions.
Residents of Polo Grounds, Rangel Houses, Lincoln Houses, Drew Hamilton, and St. Nicholas who are age 40 and older are eligible to participate by calling 325-241-9369. Learn more at neighbors.columbia.edu/news.