On October 12th RotaCare honored Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with RotaCare’s Community Service Award for their commitment to caring for Long Islanders in need. For many years, OCLI has generously served the Long Island community by routinely providing free medical and surgical care to underserved and uninsured populations. CBS 2 News Weather Anchor John Elliott hosted the 19th Annual Caregiver's Ball which was attended by over 200 people and took place at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park.
“As a longtime supporter of RotaCare, a facilitator of free healthcare on Long Island, we are proud to take on a leadership role in funding and equipping the RotaCare volunteers,” said Tom Burke, OCLI’s CEO. “Our goal is to help RotaCare give their patients control over their conditions, preventing unnecessary emergency admission and expensive complications. RotaCare is an extremely important resource to healthcare systems throughout Long Island and functions in collaboration with hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other service groups.”
About RotaCare: The mission of RotaCare is to facilitate free health care for people in need. RotaCare supports a free health center in Uniondale that has a rotating team of 100 medical and administrative staff who donate their time and talent to provide vital health care for 1,400 patients each year. With this team of dedicated volunteers, and the financial contributions of individuals and organizations, RotaCare is working to make health care available to all in need. RotaCare is a project of Rotary District 7250 and a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
About Ophthalmic Consultants of Long IslandOCLI, one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the nation, consists of 25 eye doctors and specialists representing most subspecialties of ophthalmology and optometry in 9 locations throughout Long Island; in Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, East Setauket, Manhasset, Mineola, East Meadow, Port Jefferson and Inwood. OCLI also has a research department that is involved in FDA studies to improve the treatment and diagnosing of ophthalmic diseases.