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Local athlete, coach and International Global Messenger Kristina Rhodes to be interviewed on KSHB-TV

On Thursday, November 8, Special Olympics athlete, coach and International Global Messenger Kristina (O’Neal) Rhodes will be interviewed on KSHB-TV. Tune in as she discusses her work with Special Olympics in Missouri and the Send a High Five Campaign, a joint initiative between VSP Vision Care and Special Olympics.

Almost 200 million people have intellectual disabilities, and up to 40 percent of these individuals are also affected by some type of vision loss or abnormality. To address this issue, VSP Vision Care worked with the Special Olympics to provide 50,000 athletes around the U.S. with the vision care they need via the “Send a High Five” campaign. For more information on the importance of healthy eyes and the campaign, check out this infographic!

Kristina, along with Dr. Lee Ann Barrett from the Missouri Optometric Association and the Opening Eyes program, will discuss the importance of an annual eye exam—particularly for individuals with intellectual disabilities—and share their own experiences in relation to eye health and the Special Olympics.

Make sure to tune in at 11:15 am on Thursday!