Med-I-Assist program giving free eye exams, glasses to low-income residents in Beaufort County

loberle@islandpacket.comJuly 30, 2013 

The free eye exam program through Med-I-Assist is under way in Bluffton.

The program offers free eye exams and glasses to low-income Beaufort County residents or residents who cannot afford an eye exam.

"We just got started, sending out the first client last Tuesday," program administrator Hamilton Boykin said. "And it's going well so far."

Clients visit the Bluffton Community Center where they fill out paper work. They are then given a voucher to get an eye exam with an optometrist, located inside Walmart in Hardeeville. The client takes the prescription back to the Community Center where they receive another voucher for eye glasses, either single lens or bifocal.

Med-I-Assist is located in the Bluffton Community Center, 141 Goethe Road, and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Boykin recommends making an appointment by calling 843-757-4818.

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