The Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club is hosting a vision clinic in Harrisburg this spring. If you are an optometrist, optician, or ophthalmologist, your expertise is needed to help make the event happen. Please consider giving a day of your time to this community service event. The clinic will be run by with help from Rotary volunteers and you.
  • Dates & Times: Friday, April 9, 2021 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 10, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church (2217 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Details: Please see
Patients will register in advance. You will simply arrive at the clinic location early enough to become familiar with the location and equipment. 

Mission Vision treats patients of all different ages both young and old who come from low income or disadvantaged communities. We often work with the homeless, elderly,
unemployed, veterans, and school aged children who otherwise would not have access to the eye exams and treatments we provide.

Our exams are designed to both provide for an eyewear prescription, while screening for ocular eye diseases. We screen for Macular Degeneration, Color Blindness, Astigmatism,
Glaucoma, etc. Since we do not dilate their eyes, we do not give out written or oral eye prescription, only free glasses.

There are 4 separate stations of the clinic: 1) Check-in, 2) Technician’s pre-testing station, 3) Doctor’s station, and 4) Optician’s station where the frames are picked if needed and fit
appropriately for the client.

How it works: “Using our unique delivery model, we are able to cost-effectively provide and make sure that eye care and prescription eye wear go directly to the people with the most need. Collaborating closely with partner organizations, we identify those most in need and we are able to educate them on the importance in maintain good eye health. All mobile clinics are staffed by dedicated and caring medical professionals, as well as trained staff members and volunteers. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by the clinic coordinator who then checks them in and reviews their medical history. From there, an optometric technician screens them for distance and near visual acuity, eye motility, visual field, auto-refractions, pupil response, intraocular pressure, color vision and depth perception. Next, a state licensed optometrist performs a thorough eye exam to determine whether or not prescription glasses are needed. If, however, during the course of the exam, any medical condition requiring further evaluation is detected, the optometrist will explain the situation and provide a referral.
With an impressive sampling of frames (donated brand new by major eyewear manufacturers) to choose from, patients make their selections with the help of an optician who also takes the necessary measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Two to three weeks later, the prescription glasses are first inspected and labeled by Mission Vision staff and then delivered back to the partner organizations ( Progressive no line glasses are not available. Clinics are restricted to age 5 and older. When we treat a patient at one of our clinics, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the joy on their face when given the gift of clear vision for the first time.
 If you would like to volunteer or learn more, please contact Dawn Brotherton at or 717-623-1843.

Thanks for your consideration!
Harrisburg Keystone Rotary