News : All around care Area doctors help patients see and prevent dangers of diabetes

Mar 17, 2014

Published in Fosters Daily Democrat

By Jennifer Puk

PORTSMOUTH — Local optometrists and volunteers donated their time to 25 diabetic patients at Families First Health and Support Center this past weekend.

Partnered with the New Hampshire Optometric Association and New Hampshire Lions Clubs, the day long clinic offered complimentary, comprehensive dilated eye examinations, eye glasses if needed, educational information, foot care, and nutritional counseling.

“It’s our way of giving back to the community and making sure that those who can’t afford care or aren’t getting care, get the care,” said Dr. Pruszenski, a member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the Chair of the Portsmouth Lions Club, who helped organize the fifth annual event.

 Along with Dr. Pruszenski, Drs. Jamie Belanger, Shirlie Dowd, and David Hartenstein conducted the examinations using equipment borrowed from Drs. Jay Jordan, Sarah Hudson, and David Hartenstein, New Hampshire Optometric Association, and Vision Service Plan (VSP). Volunteers from the Portsmouth, Exeter, and Windham Lions Club, and Harbor Eyecare Center, of Portsmouth, provided additional support. Service Credit Union donated food and refreshments for the volunteers.

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