Improving eye, vision care in Appalachian Ohio is focus for optometrists, nonprofit groups

March 8, 2021

By Céilí Doyle, The Columbus Dispatch

Dr. Shane Foster remembers growing up in Athens County and wearing glasses from an early age. The southeastern Ohio optometrist understands the unique challenges of being a kid in Appalachia and the gaping need for vision care.

And as president of the Ohio Optometric Foundation, a statewide vision advocacy organization, he’s seen how that need limits educational success throughout the region.

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