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OMAHA, Neb. - April 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Omaha Optometrists in collaboration with the Building Healthy Futures Organization (BHF), have screened and will provide services to 1,500 at risk children in the Omaha Area.  4 Area Clinics to donate their time, resources and staff to ensure these children receive the eye care they desperately need.  This is a pilot program for Omaha Child Vision Collaborative, part of the Building Healthy Future Organization.

One of the Optical Clinics participating, Omaha Primary EyeCare, will be providing services May 3, 2016 for 100 at risk children.  They have chosen to close their doors and volunteer their time because Dr's Marsh Kubica and Corey Langford believe so strongly in the healthy future of these children.

As a part of Omaha Child Vision Collaborative, through the screening process, 5000 children were seen and 1,500 requiring further treatment.  Some of the services these children will receive are; complete eye exams, fitting for glasses, referrals for more serious cases and ongoing treatment as needed.

Dr. Corey Langford has been involved since February of 2015 and has led the team to bring together 10 different Doctors, 4 clinics and several large business to help provide for children that lack the resources to receive proper eye care.  "This is a fantastic idea to provide for children that would not normally have access to regular eye screenings," says Dr. Langford.  "The Kids in Omaha are our future and we need to do whatever it takes to get them off to the best start as possible."

More information can be found about Omaha Primary EyeCare at www.OmahaEyeCare.com.  Building Healthy Futures can be found at www.buildinghealthyfutures.org

About Omaha Primary EyeCare

Dr. Marsha Kubica has been practicing since 1994 and has owned Omaha Primary Eye Care since 2003. In 2008 Dr. Corey Langford partnered to create one of the top Optometrist clinics in the greater Omaha area. Together they provide full scope vision care and medical diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

More information can be found about Omaha Primary EyeCare at www.OmahaEyeCare.com.

About Building Health Futures

Building Healthy Futures works to improve health outcomes by 1) building capacity within our provider community to meet the diverse health needs of vulnerable populations, 2) engaging school districts and health systems to re-think "business as usual" to help ensure all children thrive, and 3) guiding common measurements and evaluation to ensure goals for Community Health Improvement Plans are met. Recently, Building Healthy Futures, in partnership with Children's Hospital and Medical Center's Ophthalmology Department and the University of Nebraska Medical Center Truhlsen Eye Institute, launched a new initiative, child vision care.

More information can be found about Building Healthy Futures at www.buildinghealthyfutures.org

Jayce Patterson, Office Manager
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