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SC Migrant Health Program: Eye Exams for Farm Workers

posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

From WTLX 19
November 10, 2015

SC Migrant Health Program: Eye Exams for Farm Workers

Batesville-Leesville, SC (WLTX)- For farm workers who have the reflection of the sun on their eyes most of the day, primary health care is vital but not always accessible.

Friday an eye doctor in Batesburg-Leesville opened his doors to a group of farm workers and their families for eye exams. It's a part of the South Carolina Migrant Health Program that receives funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Bud Antley has been a part of the program for two months now and has helped over 120 farm workers.

"We have found a number of individuals who actually need glasses a lot of them have conditions that are very typical of someone who had been outside working" said Antley. "They appreciate the fact that somebody is looking out for them, because it's been a tough road for them it really has been."

For outreach specialist, Elizabeth Avila this effort is part of a bigger picture. "The importance of our program is that all farm workers health is accessed" said Avila. "To make sure that they're healthy because a healthy farm worker means healthy food for the United States".

Barbara Antley is the General Manager at Dr. Antley's office. "We close down completely we come in on our day off, we did 58 or 60-something on a Thursday... He's normally not working on Thursday's" said Antley.

She says this is about the fourth time they've participated and plan to continue this partnership as long as there's a need.

"It's absolutely incredible the feeling you get because they're so appreciative and they're fun" said Atley.

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