Free screening for cataracts set |

Free screening for cataracts set


For one day only, April 28, eye screenings to determine eligibility for cataract surgery will be given to people without medical insurance, including MediCal.

Carol Goodenough, president of Ordinary People with Extraordinary Needs and a member of Kaiser Insurance, wants everyone suffering from poor vision and lack of insurance to take advantage of the Mission Cataract USA program now in its sixth year.

“As a local, nonprofit club deeply concerned for those who do not have adequate medical coverage, this is too good to not share with all of Tahoe and our loved ones,” Goodenough said.

This year, for the sixth time, Kaiser Permanente and more than

80 physicians, nurses, technicians, clerks and other staff members will donate their time for Mission Cataract USA. This is a nationwide project that provides free cataract surgeries to hundreds of uninsured people each year.

Screening tests to determine who is eligible for the free surgery will take place April 28 at the Mission Cataract USA offices at Rancho Cordova, Calif. Anyone who needs cataract surgery but can’t afford it should call (916) 973-7159 for more information.

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