Helping Hand is a new weekly feature on HPR. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence will put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the handicapped, disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about Project Vision Hawai`i with their Executive Director, Annie Hiller.
According to their website, Project VISION is a mobile screening unit that provides free vision screenings and advocates for the early detection of eye diseases and disorders. The 35-foot RV is equipped with state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment that takes high-quality photos of the inside of the eye in less than 10 minutes. Using the photos, ophthalmologists who review the images can detect eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.
Contact Project Vision Hawai`i:
Phone number: (808)-282-2265