Healthy Eyes Healthy People (HEHP):
The AOA Foundation and The American Optometric Association (AOA), through generous support from Luxottica, award grants to optometrists and others that engage in community activities to address the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People objectives and encourage a more comprehensive approach to the vision and health care needs of America's infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
Circle of Life Eyecare Center has been among the competitive national grant recipients several years in a row.
Our current projects are:
I. Eye Exams in Putnam City Schools
The project partners with Putnam City Schools to help students and parents understand the critical difference between eye exams and vision screenings, and the importance of timely comprehensive eye exams for school-age children to reduce visual impairment.
II. Eating Right, Saving Your Sight
This study is designed to educate the public on the risks and vision outcome of age-related macular degeneration (AMD); and to reinforce the importance of proper nutrition to prevent, slow, or possibly reverse the devastating vision loss caused by AMD.
Facts and Figures:
To learn more about the projects, click on the following PDF: