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Free eye clinic and health fair Saturday in Sacramento

08/09/2013 12:12 PM

08/19/2013 7:14 PM

A free clinic Saturday for uninsured people in Sacramento offers no-cost eye examinations and, if needed, free prescription eyeglasses.

For walk-in clients, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments will be made until 4 p.m.

The event is a collaboration among VSP, which will provide its vision care mobile clinic, and public officials.

Sacramento Assemblyman Richard Pan and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Sacramento City Council member Bonnie Pannell will be on hand to host the health fair and answer questions from the public.

The Community Health and Wellness Fair, held at the Florin Arts & Business Complex, 2251 Florin Road, will also feature free medical screenings, back-to-school backpacks and cooking demonstrations by local high school students.

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Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.

Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at ccraft@sacbee.com or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.

Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at scaiola@sacbee.com or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.

 

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