Eye Care 4 Kids
In 19 years, Eye Care 4 Kids helped 300,000 individuals and now has 9 clinics in 5 states, with a mobile clinic that travels around the state.
Joseph Carbone started Eye Care 4 Kids in 2001 because he felt so passionate about offering relief to visually-impaired children and families experiencing poverty. This non-profit provides professional eyecare services free or nearly free of charge, and it has taken off. In 19 years, the organization helped 300,000 individuals and now has 9 clinics in 5 states, with a mobile clinic that travels around the state.
With around 30 percent of kids who need vision correction, a critical part of Eye Care 4 Kids is finding kids early. Joseph says there’s a high degree of diversity in the patients they see, which he has embraced. His goal is to open three more clinics in Utah while increasing the number of kids he helps to 100,000 every year.
What motivates Joseph are the incredible success stories of the kids and families Eye Care 4 Kids helps. One patient was a 12-year-old with advanced glaucoma, and if he hadn’t received help, within 6 months he faced losing his eyesight. Another child desperately needed glasses, but her mom couldn’t afford the cost for the eye exam or glasses and didn’t discover Eye Care 4 Kids until four years later when she attended a free clinic. This program is changing the lives of the children they serve and their learning capacity. Find more at eyecare4kids.org.
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Eye Care 4 Kids
6911 S. State St.
Midvale, UT 84047