Community members gathered Saturday morning, June 20, for the fourth annual Rotary Cares event held at Richmond Elementary School in Fullerton. The event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fullerton provides free health services to the community in the areas of dental care, vision care and medical screenings. MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry faculty and students provided comprehensive vision exams to local families in need of health care support.
“This is the fourth year for Rotary Cares and our fourth year of participating,” remarked Assistant Professor Patrick Yoshinaga, O.D., M.P.H. “We are pleased to see The Rotary Club of Fullerton recognize the need for vision care here in North Orange County, and we are delighted to support such a wonderful health event for the community.”
Together, the MBKU faculty and students provided more than 70 eye exams and 60 pairs of glasses were prescribed. Additional health services were provided by the Lestonnac Free Clinic, YWCA of North Orange County, Cottage Dental and St. Joseph Health’s St. Jude Medical Center for families that elected to receive dental or medical services.
“The MBKU student body has such a great attitude toward serving the community,” added Associate Professor George Comer, O.D., M.B.A. “It is a pleasure to channel that spirit into events such as Rotary Cares where they have the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life for these patients.”