BALTIMORE, MD, July 25, 2019 – Versant Health, a managed vision care company, is helping homeless men in Philadelphia receive much-needed prescription eyeglasses at no cost to the men.
On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Versant Health’s eyewear manufacturing facility outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Great Faith Vision will provide eye care services to the underserved at the Whosoever Gospel Mission in Philadelphia. Great Faith Vision is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing eye care services—including eyeglasses and other medical and social services and supplies—to the underserved.
Volunteers from Versant Health’s facility as well as those from Great Faith Vision will assist optometrists by registering patients, taking medical histories and vital signs, and conducting visual acuity testing, as well as dispensing readers and taking prescription orders for eyeglasses. Those eyewear orders will then be emailed to the quality assurance team at the Versant Health facility to be manufactured and returned to Great Faith Vision, at no cost to the patient.
“At Versant Health, our mission is to help everyone enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision,” says Jobany (Gio) Garces, Director of Manufacturing for Versant Health. “We are proud to put these words into action on Saturday by providing prescription eyewear manufactured in our facility to homeless men in our area.”
The volunteer event takes place Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Whosoever Gospel Mission, 101 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.