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Envolve Vision Van gives free glasses to flood victims, people in need

Posted: 6:38 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 23:38:51Z

BELLEVUE, NEB. (KMTV) — Nebraska Total Care is working to make sure people affected by flooding have essential health care services. This weekend, they brought the Envolve Vision Van to Fremont and Bellevue.

People who were affected by the flood and anyone in need could visit the Envolve Vision Van for an eye exam and a free pair of glasses, if needed.

It's been a few years since Bellevue resident Casey Lawrence has been to an eye doctor. He's just been dealing with blurry vision because he can’t afford new glasses.

“Medical care of any variety if you can't afford it, then you're mostly just out of luck,” Lawrence said. “For any kind of medical care to be available with no strings attached, that's really great and I wish there was more of it in the world.”

Jamaree Maack, Nebraska Total Care, said a lot of people who evacuated during the flooding only had a few minutes to grab things.

“You're thinking about grabbing medication and kids and legal documents,” Maack said. “Nobody thinks gosh I need to grab my replacement contacts or glasses that are in my car. That’s just not something that is on the list you think about grabbing on your way out the door.”

Envolve Vision Van gave away 50 pairs of free glasses and 100 pairs of readers the past two days.