Brannan sets sights on free eye care for low-income New Yorkers as part of city budget

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The city’s budget process is ramping up ahead of a July 1 deadline, and Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan is asking the city to fund a program for free eye care for low-income New Yorkers.

Brannan is proposing a year-long, $1.4 million pilot program for an optometry bus operated by the city’s Department of Health. For 365 days, the mobile clinic would drive around the city offering free eye exams and glasses for New Yorkers earning less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level, the Daily News first reported.

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