Patrick Sands, Lynn Fisher, Julia Sands, Janna Gardner, Adam Chabira (Photo courtesy of The Rosewood Foundation)

The Rosewood Foundation and Healing Hands Ministries are proud to announce the grand opening the new Rosewood Foundation Vision Clinic at Healing Hands Ministries. The clinic creates an unprecedented access point for vision services for the uninsured and underserved in the Dallas area. It is staffed by full-time bilingual optometrists who provide vision screening and other services for a nominal fee based on family income.

The center was made possible by a grant from The Rosewood Foundation which was founded by the late Caroline Rose Hunt. Ms. Hunt lived years with macular degeneration, and she was a passionate advocate for vision health. Ms. Hunt’s son Patrick and her granddaughter Julia Sands were both on hand at the event.

Patrick Sands, Lynn Fisher, Julia Sands Janna Gardner

“My grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Rose Hunt, suffered with macular degeneration. It’s that personal experience that has led me and our trustees to invest in Healing Hands Ministries with hope that together we can lead the way to making a difference for the millions of our neighbors living with eye disease,” said Julia Sands, The Rosewood Foundation.

“One in four children have a vision problem that makes it difficult to read and learn,” said Janna Gardner, President & CEO Healing Hands Ministries. “By adding this clinic to our suite of medical services, all of our patients young and old will have every opportunity to see, learn and provide for their families.”

Healing Hands Ministries provides medical, dental and behavioral health care visits to the uninsured and underinsured people in the Dallas community. In 2019, the center provided d an estimated 61,000 services to about 19,000 patients, the majority of whom were women and children.

Kristy and Patrick Sands