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CarePoint Health Offering Free Eye Screenings for Area Residents with Diabetes

Bayonne Medical Center Credits: Joseph Passantino

Through another one of its community outreach programs, CarePoint Health is working to keep residents healthy by offering a free eye screening for individuals with diabetes on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness among Americans 20 to 74, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The screening will be held at Bayonne Medical Center, 2nd Floor (Elevator A), 29 East 29th St.

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Those who want to receive the eye screening must preregister with Maureen Williams, CarePoint Health Diabetes Educator, at (201) 858-5219. Participants should note that their eyes will be dilated for the screening, so they will need a ride to and from the event.

The screening is not limited to Bayonne residents.

The program is being held in collaboration with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Free cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screenings will also be offered.

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