Our community support goes well beyond our office doors. As a premier regional eye center, Casey is committed to helping preserve vision throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our physicians, staff and volunteers are involved in a number of public service projects, including:
Portland and surrounding areaCasey faculty, staff, technicians, residents, and fellows join forces every month to volunteer their time aboard the Casey Eye Institute Vision Screening Van, providing much needed eye exams to low-income, uninsured and underinsured Oregonians. In collaboration with other local non-profit programs, Casey Eye Outreach Volunteers work together to bridge the gap to accessing high quality healthcare for hundreds of underserved members of our community at risk for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other treatable causes of blindness. The van and outreach services are funded by generous private and corporate donors.
Thousands of preschoolers throughout Oregon received free vision screenings through the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, which provides early detection of such vision problems as amblyopia (lazy eye). Click here to learn more about the Elks Children's Eye Clinic Preschool Vision Screening Program and the Casey Eye Institute's involvement throughout Oregon.
Pacific NorthwestThe Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo, sponsored by the Casey Eye Institute's Macular Degeneration Center and Evelyn L. Jones Low Vision Rehabilitation Center, offers a day of valuable information and support for patients and families. As many as 1,000 people attend this free event, which includes:
- Talks by Casey experts, such as retina specialist Michael Klein, M.D., and low vision specialist John Boyer, O.D.
- Workshops to help with the activities of daily living.
- An exhibit area featuring demonstrations of assistive devices and information about programs and services for sight-impaired individuals.