Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Seattle/King County Clinic 

Thank you to the WAEPS members and their practice employees who contributed hundreds of hours to make the 2017 SKCC Vision Clinic a huge success!  We had 13 WAEPS MDs contribute over 200 hours and the ophthalmology residents from the UW and Madigan Army Medical Center contributed an additional 100 hours! Techs who volunteered put in many hours, as well.  

Julia Colson, the SKCC Director, wrote to thank WAEPS for its support of the clinic:

"Thanks to the support of WAEPS and others we were able to serve 1385 patients in the vision area.  As mentioned above, more than 1200 eyeglasses were prescribed (not counting readers).  Also, in collaboration with Project Access Northwest, Kaiser Permanente of Washington and UW Eye Institute, 117 patients with conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts were assisted in accessing specialty care for their condition."

It's time to sign up for the 2018 Clinic!

Vision healthcare professionals needed to volunteer at Seattle/King County Clinic
Sep. 20 –23, 2018  in KeyArena at Seattle Center

This amazing event brings together 800+ healthcare provider volunteers to offer free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations. The Clinic can treat over 4000 patients and provide more than $3.5 million in healthcare services with your help. The Clinic needs healthcare professionals as well as general support volunteers. 


Needed professionals:

  • Doctors for Medical Evaluation 
  • Doctors for Refraction 
  • Ophthalmic & Optometric Support including Pre-Testing
  • Opticians 
To volunteer and for more information,visit the clinic's volunteer page. 


Special Olympics USA Games, July 1-6, 2018

Thank you to all the WAEPS members who volunteered to help do vision screenings for all the athletes who came to Seattle for the games this summer!  Big kudos to WAEPS members Dr. Jason Dettori and Dr. Michelle Carle, who coordinated the vision care area.