BOSTON, MA May 2013 – New England Eye Center (NEEC) physicians participated May 30 in a free eye disease screening in Boston's South End organized by the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS) partnered with EyeSmart and the AAO.
Held at the Harriet Tubman House, the goal was to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of eye disease and visual impairment and to help identify undiagnosed conditions.
MSEPS President Michael Goldstein, MD, – a NEEC physician – arrived early to oversee the event. Another NEEC physician, Cynthia Mattox, MD not only saw numerous clients herself, she provided guidance and support to both the NEEC and Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary residents.
More than 50 patients were screened and received literature, pens, cold packs, and tee shirts advertising the EyeSmart program. In addition to a general visual acuity screening, each received and a funduscopic exam by Dr. Mattox and the residents.
NEEC staff from both the Watertown and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center locations collaborated on another health fair the next day that took place in Brighton at St. Columbkille's Elementary School. Together, the staff from these two locations, provided demonstrations and explanations of what happens during an eye exam along with video presentations of the anatomy of the eye.
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