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Lesley L. Walls Vision Center to open March 25

Office of Communications & Marketing | Northeastern State University
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- On March 25, 2014, Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow campus will host the grand opening of the Lesley L. Walls Vision Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide low-vision and neuro-optometric services for clients in the greater Tulsa area.
The 7,000 square-foot center is located on the second floor of the Education Building at 3100 E. New Orleans, Broken Arrow, Okla. 74014.
The clinic’s name is a tribute to Dr. Lesley L. Walls, a longtime contributor to both Northeastern State University and the profession of optometry. Walls, who served as Dean of NSU’s Oklahoma College of Optometry from 1987-92, supplied his knowledge and expertise during his time with the university and continues to contribute to the college.
The clinic is the culmination of three years of efforts, and contributions from Northeastern State University, Dr. Lesley L. Walls, Doctors Hospital Foundation, Dr. Robert Zoellner, and a variety of contributors who would like to improve access to vision services in the community.
Clinic services, which began in early February of this year include correction for vision impairments that cannot be remedied with ordinary eyeglasses. The care provided encompasses approaches such as specialty glasses, optical magnification devices, electronic and computer-aided equipment, and training techniques to accomplish activities of daily living.
Partnering with NewView Oklahoma, a nonprofit organization assisting the visually impaired, NSUOCO will have the ability to provide for services such as occupational therapy and assistive technology.
The clinic boasts cutting edge technology that will allow for examination, rehabilitation, both short and long term, training and a dispensary, where patients will be able to purchase and be fitted for custom eyewear.
The clinic will also provide real-world experience for learning and research for NSU students and adjunct staff. The diverse array of clinical and practical experience makes the clinic a major asset for those in present need at the present, as well as to help those who will be contributing to the field in the future. There are also plans to hold continuing education events for area optometrists, ophthalmologists and other professionals at the facility.
For more information, call the Lesley L. Walls Vision Center at 918-449-6210.

Published: 3/7/2014 11:40:28 AM

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