Feb 17, 2016
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More than 75 adults and children who are impacted by homelessness will receive free eye exams and glasses on Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, at Richmond-based Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM).

The charitable organization VSP Global Eyes of Hope will provide local homeless individuals at BARM with no-cost care. It will park its 45-foot-long mobile clinic out front of the BARM headquarters at 123 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

It will be the eye clinic’s first visit to BARM.

Providing access to a routine eye exam can help detect signs of serious health conditions, like diabetes, a brain tumor and high cholesterol,” BARM said in a statement. “Your eyes are the only place in your body that provide a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries, and a cranial nerve which can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.