SOME’s Eye Clinic with Dr. Wendy Gasch
October 19, 2016
Eye exams and eyeglasses are difficult for the poor and homeless to obtain, yet seeing well exponentially facilitates obtaining education, job training and employment–thus breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
SOME’s Eye Clinic plays a significant role in providing adequate vision for our clients.
Dr. Wendy Gasch, a Board-certified ophthalmologist, has been providing expert and compassionate treatment to poor and homeless patients at SOME for the past 15 years. Dr. Gasch provides comprehensive eye exams, primary and/or secondary preventative care and patient education.
For appointments or more information, call 202.797.8806, ext. 1042
The Eye Clinic addresses serious eye problems:
- Many patients have diabetes and are monitored regularly for related eye problems.
- A significant number of patients have glaucoma, which is monitored and treated in the Clinic. Regular tests are done free of charge at Washington National Eye Center (located at Washington Hospital Center) for patients with referrals from SOME.
- Nearly all Eye Clinic patients need eyeglasses. Patients who would benefit from over-the-counter reading glasses are given a pair, donated by the Lions Club of Virginia. Eyeglasses prescriptions can be taken to an optical shop or the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB). POB provides glasses free of charge to SOME patients.
The above provides merely a peek at what goes on at the Eye Clinic. Come visit it at 60 O Street, NW, for a comprehensive view.