The VISION Clinic was founded in March 2011 and provides ophthalmology services one night per month.
The clinic is held at UNMC Physicians Eye Specialists, 3925 Dewey Avenue, and students have the capabilities to perform complete eye exams. When the clinic first launched, students were able to see seven patients per month. As the clinic grew, it now has the capacity to serve fifteen patients per month by June. The Clinic will accept referral patients from the UNMC Sharing Clinics and the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition clinics.
Key to making the SHARING ophthalmology night possible was Dr. Michael Griess of UNMC Physicians Eye Specialists. "We are pleased to offer eye exams for our SHARING Clinic patients,” said UNMC medical student Tommy Muelleman who worked on developing the clinic. “Dr. Griess and the UNMC Ophthalmology Department have been very generous with their work planning and implementing the new Ophthalmology Night for SHARING."