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By Romina Kim
Daily Cougar Staff

Free vision screenings will be provided for students, faculty and staff by the UH College of Optometry's University Eye Institute next week.

The screenings are offered as part of Save Your Vision Week, a national event intended to create awareness of the importance of yearly professional eye exams.

"The College of Optometry is proud to join the nation in celebrating Save Your Vision Week," said Jerald W. Strickland, dean of the UH College of Optometry. "Even though the celebration is one week, our faculty, staff and students would like the UH community to know that the college is always here to help. Saving your vision is our year-round mission."

The screenings will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the University Center Arbor, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the UH-Downtown Academic Building Concourse/Auditorium.

Students of the College of Optometry will perform the screenings. Although they are not complete eye examinations, they may help determine if further eye treatment is needed.

In addition, eye exams can reveal early stages of health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries and even brain tumors.

For more information on the screenings, call the University Eye Institute at (713) 743-2020.

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