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Healthy Eyes Alliance - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Healthy Eyes Alliance
129 Church Street
Suite 820
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-4652 (Local)
(203) 772-4691 (Fax)
(800) 850-2020 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York
Publications: Annual Newsletters


Cheryl Burns, Administrative Assistant, (800) 850-2020 21,
Kathryn Garre-Ayars, President & CEO,
Naomi Hayner, Program Director, (800) 850-2020 25,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Performs screenings throughout state.
  • Information and Referral
    • Distributes brochures about eye disease. Low vision resource guide includes all resources available to state residents.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • The Healthy Eyes for Kids program provides vision screening and referrals for preschool children to help prevent permanent vision loss and learning difficulties.

      HEA facilitates Sight for Students, a program sponsored by Vision Service Plan, the nation’s oldest vision care plan. We work with school nurses and other health care providers to identify and provide vouchers for vision care for uninsured school-age children up to age 18 in need of eye examinationss, eyeglasses, or other vision services.

      Using the latest technology, the Welch Allyn SureSight Vision Screener 14000, HEA aims to catch potentially permanent eye problems in preschoolers and get them to a professional for a complete examination before it’s too late.
  • Information and Referral
    • Distributes the following pamphlets:
      • Living With Low Vision
      • Understanding Retinitis Pigmentosa
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Safe Summer Celebrations
      • How's Your Vision?--Family Home Eye Test
      • Common Eye Problems
      • UV Radiation
      • Sunglasses
      • Signs of Possible Eye Trouble in Children
      • Your Child's Sight
      • Home Eye Test for Preschoolers
      • First Aid for Eye Emergencies (Spanish)
      • Signs of Possible Eye Trouble in Children (Spanish)
      • Your Child's Sight (Spanish)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy (Spanish)
      • Eye Safety is No Accident
      • First Aid for Eye Emergencies
      • Computers and Effects on the Eye
      • CVS Participant Guide
      • Don't Play Games w/ Your Eyes

    Services for Professionals

    • Professional Training
      • Provides training in vision screening for nurses, public health officials, and other professionals to conduct vision screenings.
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