Free vision services for women enrolled in the Mercy Learning women’s center

The Needs Clearing House, Inc. of Greenwich announces its partnering with the Bridgeport Lions Club and the Connecticut Students Nursing Association, to provide eye screenings, glasses and other vision services, to women enrolled in the Mercy Learning women’s center in Urban Bridgeport.

The Mercy Learning Center has over 850 low income women, mostly immigrants who go to the center for various reasons, one of which is to learn English in hopes of getting a GED.

The directors at the center have found that many of the women set on bettering their life fall behind in courses because of vision problems.

The Needs Clearing House, Inc., in partnership with  The Connecticut Student Nurses’ Association and the Bridgeport Lions Club, starting Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, will provide free vouchers to uninsured women at the learning center, for vision screenings and referrals to local eye doctors.

Glasses will also be provided to those women free of charge.

So far, The Connecticut Student Nurses’ Association has screened 77 students of which there were 12 requiring further examination via a referral. Of the 12 requiring a referral 8 of the students are uninsured and will qualify for vouchers and glasses. Many more women at the learning center will be prescreened by the student nurses this fall.

In addition, one woman was determined to be in need of cataract removal, which the Needs Clearing House is working to have provided by a renowned eye surgeon. Each cataract removal typically costs around $3,000.

For more information please about this new program please contact:

The Needs Clearing House Contact: Joe Kaliko, President 203-629-5555

The Connecticut Student Nursing Association Contact: Rose O’Halloran, a nursing student at Sacred Heart University and currently the President of the Connecticut -Student Nurses’ Association, 508-864-9548

Bridgeport Lions Club contact: Dot Pickens 203-363-3332 x1390

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