Lubbock Impact has full waiting list for free eye exams, glasses

Lubbock Impact has full waiting list for free eye exams, glasses
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of loss of vision in people as they age. (Source: Pexels)

UPDATE: Lubbock Impact has closed applications for their program offering free eye exams and glasses for local residents, after quickly filling up their waiting list with 200 people.

They will be sending out more information when they’re ready to open a new list.

In the meantime, they encourage people to donate their old hearing aids to their Audiology Clinic that provides hearing aids to people without insurance.

Anyone wishing to get on that waiting list can call 806-799-4329.

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Impact, the local non-profit ministry that helps people across Lubbock in need, will be helping people see better this Wednesday.

The ministry announced they will host an optometry clinic at their facility on 34th and Boston starting Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The clinic will give eye exams and glasses to adults without insurance for free thanks to generous gifts from the Moody Foundation, Caprock Foundation and Lubbock Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.

Dr. Garrett Wentz and his brother Tucker Wentz will operate the clinic as part of their Highflyer Optics non-profit.

The optometrists in charge of this clinic can only offer their services to five people at a time, so it is important to call ahead and make an appointment. The clinic will be by appointment only.

To request an appointment, call Lubbock Impact at (806) 799-4329.

To learn more about Lubbock Impact, visit lubbockimpact.com.

To learn more about Highflyer Optics, visit highflyeroptics.com.

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