Batesville Literacy Student Receives Glasses on Behalf of Christian Health Center

On behalf of the Christian Health Center of Batesville and their volunteer optometrist Mark Davis of the Batesville Eye Care Center, a Literacy Project student received an eye exam and reading glasses this week. A combination of volunteer doctors, volunteer staff, grants and community donations allow the Christian Health Center to provide free or low-cost health services for local residents.

During weekly tutoring sessions, an Ozark Foothills Literacy Project tutor noticed her student struggling with self-prescribed over-the-counter magnifier glasses. It was difficult for the student to read for two full hours due to eye strain and headaches. A trip to the Christian Health Center led to an appointment with volunteer optometrist Mark Davis. “CHCB is so grateful to have the Optometric Physicians and staff at Batesville Eye Care as a resource for our patients. They are a true blessing,” said Christian Health Center director Kari Jones.

The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project teaches adults who seek to improve their reading skills, and adults who are learning English. “Our students need to be able to see well to succeed in their studies,” said Literacy Project director Nicole Stroud. “We are very thankful that the Christian Health Center was able to assist our student.”

The Christian Health Center of Batesville currently operates at Believer’s Community Church, 3645 N. St. Louis St., just a few miles north of Batesville. They are open the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:00p to 9:00p. For more information, please call (870) 698-1985 or visit For more information about the Literacy Project, call (870) 793-5912 or visit