Vision Care for Homeless People

Our Clinical advisor Daniel Hardiman-McCartney talks to Elaine Styles optometrist and co-founder of Vision Care for Homeless People, about eye exams, dispensing, glass repairs and referrals for the many different groups of people without a home. They discuss: the barriers to receiving eye care; the most common reason for homelessness, specific factors important to dispensing glasses; working with other health professions; the impact of the pandemic; and the many ways you can help.

Read Elaine's career profile in Acuity and how volunteers at Vision Care for Homeless People are helping to meet the ocular needs of these forgotten members of society.

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