To accomplish its goals, the Georgia "Drive For Sight" Program (housed in the Department of Public Health) partners with leading vision non-profit organizations offering regional and community-based blindness prevention (including vision health education), vision screening and examinations, rehabilitation and treatment services, and the "gift of sight" through eye donations.
Program Priority Areas
Access: Expand access to vision health education as well as eye disease prevention, screening, detection, treatment and support services throughout various settings to reach more vulnerable children (Pre-K) and adults including: uninsured, underinsured adults as well as adults meeting annual income eligibility requirements.
Education: To educate populations and member of their support system (i.e. schools, parents) about vision (eye) health, controlling vision loss and preventing eye diseases including: glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMG) among adults and vision disorders among children.
Support: To increase awareness about low-vision conditions and other vision treatment support services promoting independence.