Edmonson Voice Report:
A WKU student and staff group is organizing a free vision clinic with RAM (Remote Area Medical) for those in the Bowling Green area, including individuals from the surrounding counties that is scheduled for January 15th-16th at WKU’s South Campus, 2355 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, beginning at 6AM both days until capacity is reached.
RAM, a major nonprofit provider of popup clinics delivering free dental, vision, and medical care to those in need, is also still in need of volunteer vision care professionals (ophthalmologists, optometrist, techs) as well as general support volunteers and interpreters for the event.
The clinic will provide eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions (eyeglasses are made on-site), as well as general eye and vision health services. All of this is completely free and on a first come, first serve basis for the community.
The clinic doors open at 6am, both Saturday and Sunday, and close when capacity is reached. The clinic strongly advises arriving as early as possible as clinics can reach capacity early in the day. No ID is necessary for any service, and registration is not required. The parking lot at midnight, January 14th.
• All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free vision services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. • Vision care clinic services include eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions(eyeglasses are made on-site), as well as general eye and vision health services.
RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. Since RAM was founded in 1985 by visionary, Stan Brock, nearly 173,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision and medical professionals, as well as general support staff – have treated more than 863,000 individuals delivering $174 million worth of free healthcare services.