optical Prime by half Helen: Transforming Vision Care in Central Texas
Keywords:Mobile Clinic, Vision Care, Myopia
Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, has reached epidemic proportions and continues to grow. Left untreated, myopia can lead to amblyopia, the leading cause of blindness in children. It is also easily treated with a pair of prescription glasses, but only for those with unfettered access to eye care. half Helen is leading the charge to transform vision care by bringing care directly to patients. With funding and support from their local community, half Helen built their area’s only mobile optometry clinic, optical Prime, and are on a mission to close the access to care gap for Central Texas.
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