May 19, 2011 - Profiles in Vision 2011
On April 28, 2011, NECO/NEE held its second Profiles in Vision evening at the Museum of Science. This year’s event proudly showcased the new mobile eye clinic, On-Sight, which provides comprehensive vision care to legally blind and low-income older adults and young children in urban and rural underserved communities in Massachusetts. As a result, this year, the College anticipates providing eye exams, prescriptive glasses and low-vision devices to over 3,000 individuals who otherwise would have gone without vision care due to lack of resources, transportation or mobility.
The evening’s featured speaker was United States Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Representative Tsongas praised the College for its efforts to promote increased vision care for low-income people within the Commonwealth. She is hopeful that the mobile eye clinic will be sustainable thereby allowing NECO/NEE to provide accessible eye care to seniors and children within their own neighborhood. Profiles in Vision 2011 honored Janet LaBreck, Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind and the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation for their financial support which made the mobile eye clinic a reality.
The evening concluded with a heartfelt testimonial by Mr. Sushil Tuli, president of Leader Mortgage Company, Inc. He spoke passionately of the positive impact that optometry and the vision care provided by Dr. Donald Korb had on his own life. In recognition of the ongoing need for the mobile eye clinic, Mr. Tuli made a generous donation of $10,000 to NECO on behalf of Leader Mortgage Company. For further information please see the press release.
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