About the Grantee
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was established in 1820 to meet the eye care needs of New Yorkers, especially the working poor. In keeping with its heritage, today’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is a voluntary, not-for-profit specialty hospital providing comprehensive outpatient and state-of-the-art medical/surgical care in the disciplines of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
NYEE’s outpatient ophthalmology and otolaryngology programs provide primary care and treatment in those specialties for the five boroughs of New York City, with concentrations in the institution’s historic Lower East Side patient base, Brooklyn and Queens. NYEE also serves the regional, national and international communities with unique tertiary medical/surgical specialty services in our fields of expertise.
Purpose of the Grant
To provide free physician-led ophthalmic examinations, assistance with medical benefits, and medical referrals to needy seniors who reside in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Midwood neighborhoods.