BusinessWire: Senator Ed Hernandez – Former COA President – Offers Free Eye Exams to Los Angeles Community

November 1, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week Senator Ed Hernandez, former president of the California Optometric Association, participated in a mobile eye care clinic at the Barrio Youth Center in Los Angeles. The event brought dozens of people from the community, many of them receiving eye glasses and primary health care for the first time.

COA commends Senator Hernandez for his ongoing commitment to increasing access to primary eye health care in California.

“Eye health care affects our families’ quality of life and our children’s ability to learn,” said Dr. David Redman O.D., Chair of COA’s Legislative Committee. “The California Optometric Association is committed to providing access to quality eye care, and we commend Senator Ed Hernandez for continuing to keep Californians healthy. It is critical for our communities to regularly visit their local optometrist as they are primary health care providers that can detect other health issues that may otherwise remain untreated.”

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