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‘Eye Van’ coming to town in July

The CNIB “Eye Van” is coming to Fort Frances next month, sponsored by the Fort Frances Lions Club.

Do you have medical eye problems like abnormal vision, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or a family history of eye disease?

If so, contact your family doctor, optometrist, nurse practitioner, or diabetes educator for a referral to the “Eye Van.”

An ophthalmologist will examine your eyes on-site.

You also may be screened for diabetes or have your blood sugar checked if you are diabetic.

The Northern Diabetes Health Network is offering diabetes education and screening services as the “Eye Van” location again this year as part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Ontario Diabetes Strategy.

Appointments on the “Eye Van” are limited. Patients who need routine eye examinations or prescription glasses should see an optometrist.

Priority is given to patients with medical eye concerns and referrals.

The “Eye Van” will be parked at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here from July 6-15.

Contact your health care provider for a referral now as appointments fill up quickly.

Visit cnib.ca for more information.

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