Phillips Eye Institute needs volunteers to provide vision screening and follow-up services in Minneapolis and St. Paul schools

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 8/23/2016 — Volunteers can help Phillips Eye Institute provide vision screening and follow-up vision services to elementary school children in Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools with the Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative and Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile.

A variety of volunteer roles are available, including assisting with vision screening in schools, escorting students to and from the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile for vision exams, and helping students select eye glass frames on the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile. Volunteer opticians are also needed.

All volunteer shifts occur on weekdays during regular school hours; scheduling is flexible. Training is required and will be provided on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.

Volunteers need only attend one session. For information and to register for a training session, email or call 612-775-8964.

About Phillips Eye Institute

Phillips Eye Institute is the second largest eye specialty hospital (in patient volume) in the United States. Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders, Phillips Eye Institute's ophthalmologists offer an extensive array of specialty services from diagnostic tests and vision rehabilitation to laser eye treatments and specialized eye surgery. Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.