VA provides eye care to veterans who are qualified
What are the criteria for eye treatment at the VA?
Answer: The following veterans are eligible to receive eye care and eyeglasses from VA -- veterans rated 10 percent or more service-connected for any condition; veterans who are rated service-connected for an eye condition that requires corrective lenses; former prisoners of war; veterans currently enrolled in a VA-approved vocational rehabilitation training program; veterans receiving increased VA non-service connected pension based on need of regular aid and attendance or by reason of being permanently housebound. For information on VA eye care call the VA Medical Center at 433-0600.
Q: When will the VA winter sports clinic be held?
A: Disabled veterans will ski the Rocky Mountains at the 21st National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village at Aspen, Colo., April 1-6. The clinic is an annual rehabilitation program open to all U.S. military veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions, orthopedic amputations or other disabilities, who receive care at any Department of Veterans Affairs health care facility. During the six-day program, the veterans will learn adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing and be introduced to a variety of other adaptive activities and sports, such as rock climbing, scuba diving, snowmobiling and sled hockey. For further information, contact Sandy Trombetta, VA national director of the Winter Sports Clinic, at (970) 244-1314, or VA public affairs at (757) 727-3450, or log on to the event's Web site at: www.wintersportsclinic.org.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.