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Project Vision van to visit North Hawaii

Project Vision will offer free eye screenings at three North Hawaii locations: Parker Ranch Shopping Center starting at 8 a.m. on Sept. 22; at the Honokaa Salvation Army, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sept. 26, and at the Waikoloa Village Assocation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sept. 29 in the tennis court parking lot.

Project Vision Hawaii, a non-profit organization, provides free vision screenings and advocates for the early detection of eye diseases and disorders. The 35-foot R.V. 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. Ophthalmologists reviewing the images can detect eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. One of its primary goals is to proactively seek out high-risk diabetic populations and detect signs of retinal disease before irreversible vision loss has occurred.

For more information, contact Annie Hiller at 282-2265, or Tina Griffith at