Free Eye Screening Clinic
The Linden Public Library is proud to continue its partnership with the New Jersey state Commission on the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) to offer free vision screenings at the library to local residents. The next clinic will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m. While there is no charge to patients for this clinic, advance registration is required.
Project B.E.S.T. (Better Eye-health Services and Treatment) is a state-run and funded program. It is administered by the CBVI and specifically designed for New Jersey residents who are uninsured or under-insured to receive eye screenings and who have not received a recent eye examination. Professional opticians and ophthalmologists will provide these screenings. They are able to write prescriptions for eyeglasses; to check for different vision health issues; and to give referrals for eye specialists, if needed. New Jersey residents aged four years and above are eligible for this free program. The Linden Public Library is the first public library in the state to host these clinics.
Because of the limited availability of doctors, advanced registration is required for this program. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Once the maximum number of patients is reached, a waiting list will be started. To make an appointment for the June 22nd clinic, please call Jeff Wayne at the Linden Public Library at 908-298-3830 x34.