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Gift of Sight program helps Pine Belt residents

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Several Pine Belt residents are seeing a little more clearly after receiving a free procedure at Southern Eye Center on Friday.

The program offers procedures like the removal of cataracts to folks who can't afford the surgery on their own.

Participants took part in the semi-annual event with local optometrists who performed the procedures. The Gift of Sight has been helping residents in the Pine Belt since 2002.

“This is a miracle from god, it had reached the point where I felt like I was becoming a prisoner in my own home, I couldn't get out because I couldn't see, and I certainly didn't need to be driving and I couldn't see anymore, I was losing my vision quickly,” said patient Barbara Roberts.

Today's event helped five Pine Belt residents through the Gift of Sight program.

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