“Gift of Sight” program gives back to the community

“Gift of Sight” program gives back to the community

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Eye Center hosted their “Gift of Sight” program on Monday at their Clinic and Surgery Centers in Laurel and Hattiesburg.

This philanthropic event is dedicated to providing complimentary cataract procedures ​to patients who are in desperate need of their vision but cannot afford the procedure.

Five patients received cataract surgeries to help restore the gift of sight during the event. The patient candidates are recommended by optometrists from the Pine Belt region.

The Gift of Sight program is in its 25th year and was created by Dr. Lynn McMahan, the founder of Southern Eye Center.

This year, cataract surgery is being provided to five preselected patients. Each year, the number of patients varies.

Following the surgeries, the patients were taken home by their families with vastly improved vision at no cost to them.

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