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Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile

  • The Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile is the first and only mobile eye clinic in the region. With two fully-equipped exam rooms on board, it's like an eye doctor's office on wheels. It is owned, operated and staffed by Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health.

    Eye care improves lives

    Poor vision affects quality of life for people of all ages. Cost, lack of transportation or other challenges may limit access to vision care for some. By providing free vision screenings and comprehensive eye exams to those in need, the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile can help improve the lives of many.

    Named after Kirby Puckett

    Kirby Puckett played center field for the Minnesota Twins for 12 years before his career was cut short by glaucoma. Before his death in 2006, Puckett was an advocate for preventive eye care and eye health awareness.

    The Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile is an extension of the Phillips Eye Institute's Kirby Puckett Education Center, which was established by Kirby Puckett's family in 2008 to provide the community with resources to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness through education and early detection.

  • Photo tour

    The Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile is the first and only 
mobile eye clinic in the region. With two fully-equipped exam rooms on board, 
it's like an eye doctor's office on wheels. The Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile can help improve the lives 
of many. People line up outside of the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile 
for their eye exam. Our trained screening staff uses hand-held devices 
called photo screeners. The photo screeners can identify people who need further 
testing and care.


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