GREENVILLE — Family Health has announced that on Jan. 3, 2017, Dr. Lindsey King joined its practice.
King joins Dr. Robert McLear and Dr. Krista Swensen at Family Health Eye Care, located at 133 W. Main St., Greenville.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. King to our practice,” said a spokesperson. “She will see patients of all ages but has a passion and strong focus on vision care for children with special emphasis on pediatric and binocular vision.”
King received her doctorate of optometry from The Ohio State University and is a member of both the Ohio and American Optometric Associations, as well as the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.
She offers an InfantSEE assessment for infants between the ages 6 months to 12 months that is 100 percent free. The assessment offers early detection of potential eye and vision problems and is a compliment to the eye screening conducted during a pediatric well-child visit.
To learn more about this program visit Infantsee.org. Early next fall, King plans to offer vision therapy services for patients ranging from school age through adulthood that are experiencing difficulty with eye strain, headaches, double vision, avoidance of near work, poor sports performance, dizziness or motion sickness and difficulty reading and concentrating. School age patients that would benefit from vision therapy services may be experiencing the following problems that can impact their ability to read: skipping or re-reading lines, poor reading comprehension, extended time to complete homework, reversing letters like “b” and “d” and a short attention span with reading and schoolwork.
Family Health Eye Care opened its doors to patients on March 2016 and is a natural extension of Family Health’s mission and commitment to provide for the healthcare needs of the underserved in the county regardless of their faith, race, age or ability to pay. Accepted are Medicaid, patient pay, the Prevent Ohio Blindness Program to patients below 200 percent of the poverty level, sliding fee discounts and bill private insurance companies as needed, and also provided is a 15 percent discount to patients if they pay in full at the time of service.
Family Health is a model for health centers across the country in managing chronic disease, promoting wellness, demonstrating cost effectiveness and empowering its patients to engage in healthy behaviors. Its mission statement is “building healthy lives together….”
“We support this mission by providing an array of services: medical care, behavioral health, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, dental services and patient education and support, but despite all these services, Family Health identified a huge need for vision services,” the spokesperson said.
Family Health Eye Care is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 937-548-6111.