Zwicker, Freiman & Project BEST Host Free Vision Screening to Promote Eye Health, Prevent Blindness

With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting that approximately 11 million Americans over age 12 need eye correction, Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) will partner with the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired to host a free vision screening Tuesday, April 9, noon-3 pm, at the Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Building 3, Flemington, NJ 08822.

"Eye health can often be overlooked, but by bringing this no cost mobile vision screening to our community, we can provide both health access and education," said Zwicker. "This service and similar initiatives are crucial steps to improving overall health outcomes."

"As with many health issues, people often delay getting their eyes screened until there is a problem," said Freiman. "This is unfortunate since regular eye screenings are one of the most effective ways to protect one's vision."

The screening is part of Project Better Eye-Health Services and Treatment (BEST)-- an ongoing effort by the Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) to reduce the incidence of blindness. The program provides eye health education and safety by offering no-cost vision screenings for adults and children throughout the state. 

For more information, please call (908) 788-1434 or log onto: http://hclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. For general information about Project BEST, please call 877-685-8878 or email AskCBVI@dhs.state.nj.us.