Community Glaucoma Screenings

Screening Procedures

Screenings are performed around the community at various sponsoring locations. They involve:

  • Finger stick for glucose testing (test for diabetes)
  • Blood pressure examination
  • Visual acuity test
  • Visual field test
  • Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement

Tests are performed by a physician and Queens Eye Center staff. Evaluations are free, with no charge to the participants or the organization sponsoring the screening events.

Participants found to be at risk for glaucoma are called for follow-up examination at the Queens Eye Center. If the participant has no insurance, there is no charge for the center's evaluation. Normal charges will be submitted to insurance for those with a policy.

Who is at risk for Glaucoma?

  • African-Americans over the age of 40
  • Individuals of Hispanic origin
  • Anyone over the age of 60
  • People with a family history of glaucoma
  • People with diabetes and/or high blood pressure


Seamless access to world-class medical experts 

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, an Ivy League medical school that is among the nation's best in patient care, medical education, and research. We offer many of the highly specialized services typically found in an academic medical center, but without the commute to Manhattan and in the comfortable setting of a local community hospital. Your child has access to the world-class resources available through our affiliations with the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, ensuring that they receive the most advanced care close to home.

Affiliated with nationally ranked children’s hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers young patients seamless access to two renowned children’s hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. Both hospitals are among the nation's leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. They are both major referral centers for complex and rare disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.

5-star quality rating

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star Quality rating, becoming the only hospital in Queens to achieve this recognition. This prestigious rating reflects our unwavering commitment to providing patients with the highest level of quality patient care.

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Community Glaucoma Screenings