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Front Page - Friday, September 3, 2021

Free vision clinic coming Sept. 18

Remote Area Medical will provide free vision care Saturday, Sept. 18, during a clinic at Hope for the Inner City. - Photograph provided

Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics serving uninsured individuals, will be in Chattanooga Saturday, Sept. 18, to provide free care.

Services available at the clinic will include eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions and eyeglasses made on-site.

The free clinic will be held at Hope for the Inner City, 1800 Roanoke Avenue.

All RAM services are provided on a first come, first served basis. No ID is required to receive care.

“Being able to see shouldn’t be a luxury,” says Anthony Watkins, executive director of Hope for the Inner City. “As a ministry serving a community where the poverty rate is over 30% and average income is under $14,000, vision assistance is vital.”

The patient parking lot will open at 4 a.m. Clinic doors will open at 6 a.m.

All patients will be required to wear a face covering and undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients will not be allowed to enter the building.

New air flow, disinfecting processes and capacity limitations have also been put in place.

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Source: Remote Area Medical