Drs. Joel, Kirk and Emily Matoba had the pleasure of going up in the mountains yesterday for a day of teaching and screening at the Gilpin Community Center. Drs. Matoba LLC have worked with the Gilpin Community for a visual screening within the past year and were happy to come up again. Gilpin is a small tight-knit community nestled north of Black Hawk Casinos. The community Center provides a gymnasium, lunches for the seniors and a summer camp for the kids (just to mention some of the amenities it gives back to the residents).
Yesterday, the Doctors performed visual screenings on the elderly population before their lunch at the center. It was then followed by a presentation in the afternoon to the summer camp. Drs. Joel, Kirk and Emily explained what optometrists do as well as simulate different eye conditions such as myopia (near-sightedness) , hyperopia (far sightedness), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. It was then followed by a screening for the general community.
It was an overall great experience for the doctors as well as the Gilpin residents. The Gilpin Community Center was more than welcoming to Drs. Matoba LLC. As a practice we are excited to continue providing these services to such a hospitable community!
Here at Drs. Matoba we enjoy not only giving optimal care to patient in our chair but also making an impact in our community. One program we work in is the B.U.I.L.D program at Brady High School.
Brady High School is school that allows students who have had issues finishing high school, work towards their high school diploma. A big emphasis is helping these students transition towards the goal of higher education. At Drs. Matoba, we help showcase the working environment of optometry, business and medical, all the while helping them formulate a good college application.
This has been our second time working with Brady High School. Drs. Joel and Kirk Matoba (pictured below) have been overseeing the students and have enjoyed being able to guide our future generation towards success and happiness. On May 18th we had the honor observing his Capstone presentation made by our intern on what he had learned through being a part of our practice.