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June 6, 2012

Transitions Optical,  Inc. Awards Healthy Sight Grant for Homebound Program

Transitions Optical, Inc. has awarded a $5,000 Healthy Sight Grant for SUNY Optometry’s Homebound Program.  The grant will offer access to essential services for people with impaired sight who are at risk for increased falls and fractures, depression, and difficulty identifying medications, which can lead to serious drug-related errors among other dangers.  Homebound populations particularly at risk include older adults, people with multiple disabilities and/or other health conditions (e.g., stroke, cancer, obesity, paralysis and dementia), which can make it challenging, if not impossible, to access available health services in the community. 

“We are delighted to partner with Transitions Optical, Inc. to support high quality eye and vision care to the homebound population.  Transition’s generosity will enable us to provide essential patient care in local communities,” said Dr. Richard Soden, Vice President Clinical Affairs, and Executive Director of the University Eye Center at SUNY Optometry.

The Optometric Center of New York is the allied and endowing foundation of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry, and is the primary source of private support for its patient care facility, the University Optometric Center, providing grants for projects such as a Homebound initiative, Indigent Care Project and Scholarship Fund, among others.