Optometrist aids patients, task force

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Posted 8/24/11

Optometrist Dr. Michael Vaske is offering a significant discount on eye exams in order to assist people who need vision check-up in tandem with …

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Optometrist aids patients, task force

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Optometrist Dr. Michael Vaske is offering a significant discount on eye exams in order to assist people who need vision check-up in tandem with helping his community food pantry.

Dr. Vaske is looking to assist the people in his community who have lost their vision coverage due to job loss by offering optometry services at a fraction of his normal rate. For $39, patients will receive a comprehensive eye exam with all proceeds going to the Parker Task Force Food Bank or the patient's favorite charity.

Dr. Vaske was inspired to produce this community effort after reading a report in the New York Times about how an increasing number of Americans are going hungry. He notes that many of these people have also lost their jobs and can therefore no longer afford to go to an eye doctor. Eye examinations may detect potentially treatable blinding eye diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, or signs of tumors or other anomalies of the brain.

"I want to do my part to ensure that Americans stay healthy and to help those who are going hungry by sponsoring this food drive for the residents of our community," explains Dr. Vaske. He elaborates further by saying $39 will improve a person's vision health and feed two families at the same time.

The community discount program spearheaded by Dr. Vaske to benefit people in need of vision care as well as the local food bank will remain in effect until Aug. 31.

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