Birmingham, it’s your time to see better with UAB’s Gift of Sight

Gift of Sight
Get ready to pick out your new pair of glasses. Photo via UAB

It’s the season of giving, and UAB is giving the Gift of Sight. We know all the details on how you can receive a free eye exam and glasses at this annual event. Keep reading to find out more.

What is Gift of Sight?

UAB wants to give back to the Birmingham community this holiday season. So, UAB’s School of Optometry is partneting with UAB Community Eye Care for the eighth annual Gift of Sight. Together, they will help Birmingham residents in need receive a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses:

“UAB Community Eye Care will again provide vision assistance to the uninsured and underserved in the Birmingham Metro community through our annual Gift of Sight program.

Against the obstacles of social distancing and COVID-19, we were able to help those in need in 2020, and we look forward to serving even more patients this year.”

– Janene Sims, Associate Professor and Supervisor, UAB School of Optometry

How to participate

Do you want to receive a free eye exam and pair of glasses? Make sure you pre-register online before swinging by the clinic. For example, some of the information UAB needs includes:

  • Address
  • Birthday
  • Email address
  • Income
  • Insurance 
  • Medical information and history
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Social Security

Be sure to stop by Gift of Sight this week and come out seeing 20/20.

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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