Vidak Announces FREE Vision Care Clinics in Kings and Tulare Counties

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sacramento -- Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) has teamed up with Kings Community Action Organization, Tulare County Office of Education and Vision Service Plan (VSP) to bring “Mobile Eyes” to the Valley.

Mobile Eyes features deluxe mobile eyecare clinics on wheels, outfitted with state-of-the-art exam rooms and dispensaries. Patients who qualify for the program receive a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses. Patients are able to select from a top quality assortment of frames. Most patients receive their new glasses immediately after their eye exam.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kings Community Action Organization
543 S. Douty St.
Hanford, CA 93230

Thursday, November 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lindsay Wellness Center
860 Sequoia Ave.
Lindsay, CA 93247

IMPORTANT: In order to receive a free eye exam and free eyeglasses patients must be pre-qualified and have an appointment!

To find out if you qualify and to make an appointment for the Hanford clinic, please contact:
Victoria Priggett, with the Kings County Action Organization, at 559-584-5723 (between 8 am and 5 pm).

To find out if you qualify and to make an appointment for the Lindsay clinic, please contact:
Anita Solis, RN, with the Tulare County Office of Education, at 559-651-0130. 

Team Vidak will be on hand to provide information on other state services available to constituents.
For more information, contact Claudia Salinas in Senator Vidak’s district office at (559) 585-7161.

Last year, Andy’s commitment to eye care for the underserved was demonstrated through his passion to bring two free mobile vision eye clinics to the Kern and Fresno county areas through a partnership with VSP.

The Kern and Fresno “Mobile Eyes” clinics resulted in 57 people receiving a free comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses. The fifty-two people who needed glasses were able to select from a top quality assortment of frames. Most patients received their new glasses immediately after their eye exam. Another 80 people who couldn’t be served on the days of the clinics (because of time limitations) received vouchers to get a free eye exam and a pair of glasses from local optometrists at a later date.