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Special Olympics Minnesota900 2nd Ave SSuite 300Minneapolis, MN55402
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 Twin Cities metro 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 Minnesota 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