A Clear Solution
A mother recently reached out to Young & Healthy via Face Book because her eleven-year-old son, Gabe, broke his glasses and needed to replace them. Though Gabe has insurance, he was being denied access to care by his optometrist. The optometrist’s office had been forced to reduce its number of staff members in the office due to the COVID pandemic and could not continue to see the regular volume of patients, so they decided to stop seeing Medi-Cal patients for the time being.
Understandably, Gabe’s mom was very concerned because he needs his glasses to see. She managed to get the lens prescription from the original optometrist and then our Young & Healthy professional volunteer optometrist, Dr. Korth, donated the glasses for Gabe. Mom called Young & Healthy her “guardian angel” because she couldn’t afford the cost to replace the glasses. Gabe has now started school and is able to see with his new glasses.