On Wednesday, October 28th, Reichert participated in Project Homeless Connect, a charity eye screening hosted in conjunction with United Sight, an organization founded in 2009, to provide free eye exams in communities visited by ophthalmic meetings like the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The screening took place the at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
Along with nine other industry partners, Reichert assisted in providing comprehensive eye exams to 180 homeless residents of San Francisco. These exams included: tonometry, auto-refraction, slit lamp exams, digital imaging, reading and prescription eye glass fitting, and more. 116 prescription eye glasses, and over 400 pairs of reading glasses were distributed.
Volunteering for Reichert were Joe Carlin, and Kay Krause, who supplied a Reichert TONO-PEN AVIA® applanation tonometer and the new RK700 Auto Refractor/Keratometer. Joe performed tonometry applanations on 180 patients, while Kay recorded the results and escorted them to the next screening station. Two local optometrists used the RK700.
Reichert was pleased to partner with Project Homeless Connect and United Sight to make a difference in the San Francisco community, and looks forward to participating in future events.