St. Luke's Health Network's Community Health Vision Van will be visiting students at the Tamaqua Area School District on May 14.
The criteria for a student to be seen on the van consists of: the student must attend the Tamaqua Area School District, student must have failed the school vision screening, and the student's family does not have vision insurance or is covered by PA Medical Assistance.
The parents must call the school nurse to have a consent form sent home to be signed. Once the consent form is signed, the student will be registered for the St. Luke's Vision Van on May 14. St Luke's staff mentioned that students who are registered will be transported to the van, so parents will not have to provide transportation to the van. Once the students are registered, they will be seen Monday May 14 – their eyes will be examined and they will choose frames for glasses. Pearl Vision will come to the school approximately two weeks later with the prescriptions in the frames and will "fit" each student with his/her glasses.
St. Luke's Community Health Mobile Youth Health Centers routinely vision services to students in the Allentown and surrounding areas who do not have a family doctor and/or insurance. St. Luke's serves as a temporary provider for acute care issues while we help the family access a regular source of health care.
St. Luke's staff stressed that the last day for parents or guardians to register their child(ren) for the van is Monday May 7.