Good intentions of the Finger Lakes and UR Medicine Fraum Eye Institute – Two leaders in vision care in the Rochester area – working together to improve access to best-in-class vision care in the city of Rochester.
Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly known as the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) and the Flaum Eye Institute have teamed up to expand low vision care within the Sterns Center for Low Vision at 500 S. Clinton Ave. , improve eye care. On February 13, a comprehensive eye care center was opened to serve residents in areas with limited access to this care.
Goodwill CEO and President Jen Lake said: “This is a very important time for our organization and we are proud of our history of serving people with low vision and blindness. , represents a new chapter for us.”
In addition to providing low vision assessments to individuals referred to Goodwill Vision Enterprises, Fraum also offers comprehensive eye care in the heart of downtown Rochester. There are eye exams, diabetes, cataract and glaucoma screening tests, and opportunities to get glasses and contact lenses.
“This is a joint effort that makes sense for both organizations. It advances our shared mission of providing eye care to our community and working to preserve sight.” Dr. David DiloretDirector of the Flaum Eye Institute and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
In a newly renovated 5,300-square-foot suite with six examination rooms, treatment rooms, an optician, and a spacious waiting area, Flaum has introduced technology upgrades, including electronic medical records, to improve continuity of care. Secure. Four rooms are dedicated to comprehensive eye care and two rooms are dedicated to daily low vision examinations.
“This new site will allow us to increase our capacity for low vision assessments and minimize delays for Goodwill participants. will have equal access to eye care.” Dr. Christine Cowarddirector of the new center and head of the Fraum Eye Institute’s Comprehensive Eye and Cataract Services.
This collaboration will allow Flaum to reduce delays in low vision care at the Sterns Center for Vision Care from approximately six weeks to two weeks and expedite referrals to low vision rehabilitation services offered by Goodwill.
The Low Vision Clinic is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Call 585-232-1111 to make an appointment. For more information, see: here.
The General Eye Care Center is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and reservations can be made by calling 585-273-3937 (EYES.).