The Richard S. Kerstine Outreach Program
In 2009, The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation launched the Dr. Richard S. Kerstine Vision Outreach Program. It is named after one of Cincinnati Eye Institute's founding doctors, who is an active volunteer with The Foundation. The program provides free screenings and lectures on a variety of vision threatening eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. With seniors and African Americans at greatest risk for certain eye disease, early detection of these conditions can prevent vision loss. The program serves thousands of adults each year.
The Foundation works directly with local nonprofit agencies, community centers, senior cents, and retirement communities to provide onsite services. Follow up services are provided to participants who need additional testing or care, including assistance in obtaining medical appointments with local eye care providers, or through charitable programs.