Much to Look Forward to In 2017
By Jami Gaff Bueker, VIP Executive Director
We want to take a moment to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, and partner organizations for a great 2016! Vision Is Priceless is a smaller non-profit but it is amazing how, working together, we help over 39,000 children and adults in Northeast Florida improve their vision health.
In 2017, we are looking forward to increasing access to our sight-saving programs through monthly clinics, where volunteer doctors provide comprehensive eye exams to 10-15 clients in a day at one of our partner locations, including the Arlington Lions Club, The Way Clinic, and Volunteers in Medicine.
In May, we will be providing, even more, exams on the St.Vincent’s/Vision Is Priceless mobile unit. It is a 45-foot bus that will have all of the equipment necessary to provide comprehensive eye exams. The mobile unit will give us the ability to travel to remote areas of Northeast Florida and bring the clinic to those who do not have transportation or have other barriers preventing them from receiving an eye exam. This is an amazing partnership with St. Vincent’s and we are excited to be expanding our outreach to underserved populations.
Thank you for a great 2016 and thank you for your continued support in 2017, as we increase our sight-saving services to children and adults in our community.