Children in Atlanta Receive Free Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses as Part of Health Event

Students from Sheltering Arms locations in Atlanta with vision problems received follow-up comprehensive eye exams at no cost and, if needed, prescription glasses as part of health event at Sheltering Arms Center, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy. Certified pediatric vision screeners and optometrists from Prevent Blindness Georgia conducted the screenings and the no-cost follow-up comprehensive eye exams.

The event is part of a grant program from UnitedHealthcare to nonprofits in cities across the country to coordinate free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses donations. Prevent Blindness Georgia has received a $5,000 grant for the local event from UnitedHealthcare, which also donated reading stations and childrens books to support the Sheltering Arms reading and education programs.

About Prevent Blindness Georgia Prevent Blindness Georgias mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and preserve sight for all Georgians. In 1965, PBGA became a state affiliate of Prevent Blindness, the nations leading non-profit eye health and safety organization. The organization offers an array of services to children and adults with a focus on promoting a continuum of vision care through public and professional education, advocacy, vision screening, and certification training, community outreach, and patient service programs. Its childrens program, Star Pupils, performs vision screenings for three, four, and five-year-old children. Its adult program, Vision Outreach, serves individuals who are low-income, underserved, uninsured, or cannot afford vision care. For more information, visit

About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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Elizabeth Calzadilla-Fiallo, 954-378-0537
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Blindness Georgia
Jessica Lucia, 404-537-4985
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