MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Martha Parlin Trust helped children in the Wheeling area today with the funding of a special clinic for children affected by eye problems who need more than just a pair of eye glasses. The West Virginia University Eye Institute’s Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP) delivered its one-day clinic at the Seeing Hand Association Offices in Wheeling. 

The $15,000 grant from the Martha Parlin Trust allowed the CVRP to provide thorough visual assessments, medical diagnosis and rehabilitation/education plans for each patient.  

“We are so thankful for the Martha Parlin Trust’s generous support of our outreach clinic,” said CVRP Program Director Becky Coakley. “For a long while, we have had many children in the Wheeling region that needed our services, and the Parlin Trust is allowing us to serve them.” 

The Martha Parlin Trust is managed by WesBanco Trust and Investment Services and supports programs in the Wheeling and Ohio County region. More than a dozen children were seen in the clinic today.

“WesBanco is honored to be in a position to fulfill Mrs. Parlin’s wishes by supporting programs like the CVRP that provide needed services to local children,” Harold Migias, Martha Parlin Trust representative and vice president of WesBanco Trust and Investment Services, said.

The WVU Eye Institute delivers specialized patient care, outreach, research and education. On an annual basis, the WVU Eye Institute cares for more than 34,000 patients from all West Virginia counties and many neighboring states. 

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For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
pd/asj: 10-18-10