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DHSS Press Release

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: May 09, 2018


NEW CASTLE (May 9, 2018) - The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) is partnering with the Delaware Children's Museum to coordinate Healthy Vision Family Night on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

May is Healthy Vision month and the perfect time to encourage people to take care of their vision, according to Division Director Elisha Jenkins.

"Healthy vision starts with eating healthy foods, wearing sunglasses and having regularly scheduled eye exams," said Jenkins. "This event is a fun way to help families understand that taking care of vision begins at a young age."

Museum entrance fees are reduced to $2 per person beginning at 5 p.m. the night of the event, making Healthy Vision Family Night accessible to all community members.

Children will have access to all the museum's interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. The museum walls will be lined with healthy vision exhibitors and guests can pre-register for free vision screening.

"The Delaware Children's Museum strives to inspire children through exploration and discovery," said Jen Bush, executive director of the museum. "This fun-filled family event is the perfect opportunity to inspire children about healthy vision as well."

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is located at 550 Justison St., Wilmington.

"We are very thankful to the Delaware Children's Museum for partnering with the Division for the Visually Impaired for this fun-filled event," said Jenkins.

To register for free vision screenings, please email

DVI is one of eleven divisions of the Department of Health and Social Services. To learn more about DVI services including eligibility requirements call 302-255-9800 or visit the DVI website.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.