Horton Senior Center Health Fair

The Horton Senior Center on Aug. 13
San Diego County Optometric Society


    The San Diego County Optometric Society participated in a health fair at the Horton Senior Center in Downtown SD on August 13, 2009 counseling and talking about eye conditions to over 100 seniors, mostly of Chinese origin.

It was an exciting event with many organizations, hospitals and health plans participating, especially explaining things in Chinese. Fortunately, we had a few words of eye conditions spelled out in Chinese plus a few translators were also on hand. Byron Y. Newman, OD, chair of the Public Awareness Committee, was ably assisted by Robert Meisel, OD., and volunteer student Rheela Kim. Caroline Epps, the center’s activity director, kept things moving with prizes being offered in a raffle every few minutes. She stated that our booth was a hit with the residents.