Opening Eyes (Optometry) Volunteer

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Special Olympics Florida, Healthy Community Tampa Bay

  • 20 people are interested

What we do: Help us provide vision screenings to our Special Olympics athletes: children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Events occur year-round throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Screening includes: Lensometry/PD, History, Visual Acuity (far and near) Stereopsis, Cover Test, Color Vision, Eye Health, Autorefraction, and Check Out.

Who we need: Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and students, trained on-site to provide screening exams.

Benefits of Helping Special Olympics Florida Healthy Community Opening Eyes:

  • Feeling good about helping those who cannot afford service or who did not know help was available to them
  • Seeing the joy on the face of an athlete as they pick out their frames for glasses/rec specs or choose a pair of sunglasses
  • Knowing that you have changed the life of over 40% the athletes you see in one day as they will be given a service or referral that could in some cases be life saving
  • Enjoying the camaraderie of working together with a group of your fellow professionals
  • Having the ability of increasing the number of patients in your practice: your practice will grow once word gets around that you work with persons with intellectual disabilities

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Community Health & Medicine People with Disabilities


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5420 W Cypress StreetTampa, FL 33607



  • Healthcare




  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training

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