Free eye screenings for City of Detroit retirees hurt by pension cuts

(WXYZ) - The Coburn-Kleinfeldt Eye Clinic will offer free medical eye screenings for City of Detroit retirees on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at its Madison Heights office.  

A board-certified ophthalmologist will examine patients for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), macular degeneration, and cataracts.  The exams will be free and patients’ insurance will not be charged.  Detroit police and fire retirees as well as general City of Detroit retirees are eligible.

Due to Detroit’s financial problems, most City of Detroit retirees no longer have city-paid vision insurance and many have had changes in their health insurance.  The free eye screenings are being offered to help them during this transition period.

The medical eye screenings will be held at the Coburn-Kleinfeldt Eye Clinic located at 301 W. 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights between I-75 and John R this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling (586) 354-9190 during business hours. 

Free refreshments and a limited supply of eye drops will be available at the screening.

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