Of all the senses, most people believe sight is the most precious. Yet, functional blindness is a grim reality for 17% of all nursing home residents. Another 19% have lesser forms of visual impairment. Many of these cases could have been helped with regular professional eye care.
Most residents of long term care facilities are unable to walk or drive and cannot comfortably leave the facility for eye care. Many are physically unable to communicate that they are having eye problems.
The Solution is Easy
West Coast Mobile Eye Care is a group of optometrists and technicians with over 20 years of experience servicing residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and intermediate care facilities as well residents with special needs and intellectually disabled.
We are a comprehensive eye health and eye care service providing on-site visits.
We specialize in the visual problems and treatment of the elderly and infirm and are well trained in examining them in a caring, gentle manner. Our state of the art mobile eye care units can be wheeled into the facility to examine patients in a common area or even in their beds.
Because good vision is integral to the highest possible quality of life, it is our mission to provide optical services to those residents of nursing facilities for whom transportation needs and physical limitations make traditional doctor’s visits difficult or impossible.
Our goal is to prevent blindness, enhance vision, provide greater comfort and enjoyment of life to the patient and preserve vision through timely intervention of eye conditions. When vision is maximized, seniors are safer, more independent in daily activities and less demanding of the staff that cares for them.