Local clinic partners with FirstSight

SAN MARCOS — North County Health Services, or NCHS, recently announced the opening of a FirstSight Vision Services optometric office at the San Marcos Health Center located at 150 Valpreda Road. NCHS, a private, nonprofit organization providing healthcare to North County, is the first community health center to partner with FirstSight and it is hopeful that this partnership will set the stage for further collaboration with community health centers throughout California.
FirstSight is a California vision care plan that provides eye care at convenient retail locations such as Walmart, Sam’s Clubs, and Vision Center stores throughout California. Vision services are provided by professional optometrists and include comprehensive eye exams, contact lens evaluation and fitting, eye dilation, and medical eye care. Dr. Janice Lau and Dr. Michelle Suwabe, two highly trained and experienced optometrists, will provide services to patients. FirstSight and National Vision sublease a portion of the San Marcos Health Center and will provide vision services to the entire community as well as NCHS patients through a referral program. In addition, NCHS WIC sites and NCHS’ Project All Ready will identify and refer children in need. Appointments are available and walk-ins are always welcome.
“NCHS is pleased to partner with FirstSight to provide vision care that complements our comprehensive approach to healthcare,” said Irma Cota, president and CEO of NCHS.


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