Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Community Program

The Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy was made possible by a generous gift from Janice Mitchell Vassar. This gift to Meridian Health will have an unprecedented impact on our visually impaired friends, family, and neighbors by making educational opportunities available for patients and caregivers, providing information, and offering free screenings to the community.

Recycle for Sight Eyeglass Collections

As part of community outreach initiatives made possible by the Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy, eyeglass collections are now being held at Meridian Health locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Collected prescription eyeglasses, as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, will be donated to the "Lions Recycle for Sight" program.

For more information, please email Allison.Cerco@hackensackmeridian.org.

Drop-off Locations

  • Bayshore Community Hospital - Ganz Pavilion and Vassar Lobby
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center - Brennan Lobby
  • Meridian Health Corporate Office, 1350 Campus Parkway - Marketing and Communications Office- First Floor
  • Meridian Fitness and Wellness at Brick - Main Lobby
  • Meridian Fitness and Wellness at Hazlet - Main Lobby
  • Meridian Fitness and Wellness at Jackson - Main Lobby
  • Meridian Fitness and Wellness at Manahawkin - Main Lobby
  • Meridian Willows Assisted Living in Holmdel - Main Lobby
  • Ocean Medical Center - Information Desk
  • Riverview  Medical Center - Cafeteria
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center - Information Desk

Information and registration for upcoming vision programs is available by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. Programs are made possible by the Mitchell- Vassar Bright Future-Legacy.

To learn more about eye diseases and prevention visit the Meridian Health Wellness Center.

Looking for a physician in your area? By using our Physician Directory, you can search for a New Jersey physician by specialty, facility, town, and zip code right now. For more information on any Meridian Health physician, call1-800-DOCTORS or 1-800-560-9990.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Services
Meridian At Home is providing Low Vision Rehabilitation Services. Individuals who are Home Bound and diagnosed with moderate to severe visual impairment may be eligible. Low vision services must be prescribed by a physician and administered under a plan of care developed by a qualified therapist.

There are normal eye changes and vision loss occurs as we get older. However, Low Vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, it is still difficult to perform everyday tasks due to visual challenges. Most people develop low vision because of eye diseases and health conditions such as macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, diabetes and stroke. Although vision that is lost usually cannot be restored, rehabilitation training can help individuals optimize the use of existing vision and improve independence and quality of life. Rehabilitation can help prevent accidents, like falls and burns that often occur when someone cannot navigate well due to vision loss. Improving safety, independence and functional abilities with daily tasks are the focus areas of low vision skill training in the home care setting.

  • Do you experience any difficulty reading the labels on your medicine bottles?
  • Do you experience difficulty walking around your home and use furniture, the walls or other assistance to guide your mobility?
  • Have you experienced a fall or tripped or had other accidents in your home because of your vision?
  • Are you experiencing sadness or depression because of a loss of independence and/or eyesight?

Meridian At Home may be able to help. For more information, please call 1-800-655-2555.

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