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Optometry Clinic article for Floating Hospital



We’ll soon add optometry to the list of in-house specialties available at our flagship Long Island City healthcare center. Scheduled to open in late 2023, the Floating Hospital eye care clinic will be tailored to the unique needs of the communities we serve.

Eye issues are common among our patients. “We’re sending patients to external entities at a very high frequency,” says Dr. Shani Andre, Chief Medical Officer at The Floating Hospital. “Our new optometry department will help provide those services in-house and offer better continuity of care to our patients.”

Referring patients to outside entities for care can be an extra layer of hardship for families with limited resources: non-urgent healthcare (like vision screening) is often a low priority, and caregivers...click here for full article.

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