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01/15/2009

Announcing Sight for A Vision Exchange Program S.A.V.E - Free Glaucoma Screening Events

 

Dr. Lynnette P. Williams-Young a Refractive Fellow, S.A.V.E. Program Coordinator, in conjunction with National Glaucoma Awareness Month and support from Park Avenue Laser, Dr. Emil Chynn and Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc. are providing a free Glaucoma screening event to the community.


   Glaucoma Eye Test Diaton  

Dr. Lynnette P. Williams-Young a Refractive Fellow, S.A.V.E. Program Coordinator
Dr. Lynnette P. Williams-Young Screening Dr. Lynnette P. Williams-Young and Roman Iospa, CEO BiCOM Inc at Community Screening Event Tonometer Diaton was used for Glaucoma Screenings


 

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. 

60 million Americans are at RISK for developing Glaucoma

 

Prevent Blindness America Survey found that:

  • Blindness ranked third (after cancer and heart disease) as people’s major fear.
  • It is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it.
  • Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians.
  • Everyone is at risk for glaucoma from babies to senior citizens. Yes, older people are at a higher risk for glaucoma but babies can be born with glaucoma (approximately 1 out of every 10,000 babies born in the United States).

 

National Glaucoma Awareness Month presents an opportunity to educate and screen those most at risk for developing the "sneak thief of sight". Dr.Williams-Young is the coordinator for the S.A.V.E program.

 

The “Sight for A Vision Exchange” is a program inspired by Sis. Mae McGill and Bishop James Gaylord and developed by Dr. Chynn and Dr. Williams-Young to raise $50,000 to benefit the  Capital Stewardship Campaign of  Kelly Temple Church. 

 

Through the partnership between Park Avenue Laser Vision Center and Kelly Temple, we will be able to provide quality affordable laser vision correction for church members.  Also, we will be able to provide education about laser vision correction and educate about maintaining a lifetime of good ocular health. Ultimately, this will reduce the fear of laser vision correction in the African American community.

 

Glaucoma screenings will be performed with BiCOM’s non-invasive, through the eyelid Tonometer Diaton http://www.GlaucomaEyeTest.com – the newest, safest way to screen for high intraocular pressure (IOP), which can be an indication of Glaucoma. 

 

Join us for a free eye pressure screenings at Park Avenue Laser Vision 102 East 25th Street (& Park Avenue South). Call Park Avenue Laser Vision with any questions and directions at 212-741-8628.

 

 

About "Sight For A Vision Exchange" (S.A.V.E) -

The objective of S.A.V.E is to provide affordable laser vision correction for church members, provide education about laser vision correction and reduce fear of laser vision correction in the African-American community.

 

About Park Avenue Laser Vision -

New York's Only No-Flap, All-Laser Vision Correction. http://www.ParkAvenueLaser.com

 

About BiCOM Inc. -

BiCOM Inc. home of Tonometer Diaton a.k.a "Glaucoma Eye Test" allows to safely screen for intraocular pressure through the eyelid. BiCOM Inc. is a continued supporter of Glaucoma screening / educational programs nationally and internationally. More: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

 

Heather Joy Roth

Media Relations

151 East Walnut Street

Long Beach, New York 11561

877.342.8667

Heather@TonometerDiaton.com

http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

 

 

Park Avenue Laser Vision

102 E. 25th St (@Park Avenue South)

New York, NY 10010

 (212) 741-8628

http://www.ParkAvenueLaser.com


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