Portland Adult Education (PAE), Eyecare Medical Group, Maine Lions Club and Friends of Portland Adult Education provided free vision screenings and eyeglasses to PAE students on Saturday June 23, 2018.
Approximately 30 adults who do not have health insurance or other resources were screened by volunteer doctors at the Eyecare Medical Group at 53 Sewall St., Portland. Students were able to get free glasses thanks to Jane’s Vision Fund, established in memory of past Yarmouth Lions Club • Maine president, Jane Cleaves.
PAE provides English and job skills classes to more than 2000 immigrant adult students each year. Vision problems affect about 20% of PAE’s student population. With proper vision, students are able to more quickly acquire English skills needed to participate in the Portland community and find jobs.
Results of Screening 30 students:
Free Follow Up: 1
Cataracts: 2 (1 Surgery paid for by Volunteer)