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FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 9, 2012


NewView opens low-vision clinic in Oklahoma City

NewView Oklahoma, the state's largest employer of people who are blind and visually impaired, recently opened a comprehensive low vision clinic at Chesapeake Community Plaza at 710 W Wilshire Blvd., Suite 102. “Low vision” describes a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. At the low vision clinic, a patient will undergo a detailed optometric exam to precisely determine the extent of the vision loss. The clinic also has one of 25 Macular Integrity Assessment machines, which maps the usable vision of the central eye, in the U.S. More than 50,000 Oklahomans are currently living with blindness or low vision. One in seven Oklahomans will experience low vision in their lifetimes. The low vision clinic is expected to serve 1,500 patients each year.

OU Physicians opens clinic at new Edmond location

To provide additional health care services to Edmond residents, OU Physicians has expanded its services to a clinic location in Edmond. OU Physicians Edmond Clinic opened its doors this past week in the Fountain Lake business complex at 14101 N Eastern, one block north of Memorial Drive. The new clinic location will offer urology and primary care services initially but will also add cardiology and other health services. Patients interested in scheduling an appointment with the doctors at the clinic can call 340-1621 for Dr. Barry Mitchell's office or Dr. Ashley Bowen at 340-1279.

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