Spring non-profit to host vision stations at stores
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is offering free vision screenings, referrals and low-cost eyewear in its resale stores at 10505 Jones Road at Fallbrook and at 3645 FM 1960 W.
The services are the result of NAM's new partnership with InFOCUS and Visual Compassion.
The InFOCUS organization's mission is to help disadvantaged people get the eye care and eyeglasses. It has teamed up with Visual Compassion, a Christian ministry that provides low-cost eye care services. The two groups achieve their missions by setting up vision stations in underserved communities.
When vision problems are detected, the individual will be counseled on how to use the existing social system. Beyond screening and referrals, the vision station sells quality prescription glasses for $10 and bifocals for $25 to anyone with a valid eyeglass prescription. The glasses are made by individuals who have overcome addiction and incarceration and are being trained through Visual Compassion's job training ministry.
NAM is a nonprofit, community-based social service agency supported by over 50 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 160 businesses Community Partners.
A third vision station is set to open soon at the Corner Resale in NAM's mail building, 15555 Kuykendahl Road.
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