HICKORY, NC (June 12, 2017)…Graystone Eye and Carolina Anesthesia Associates will partner again to provide Mission Cataract 2017 for eligible individuals.
Mission Cataract is a charitable program designed for people without the financial resources to pay for necessary eye surgery. Candidates for this service must be legal U.S. citizens without Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance. They must be qualified through the Department of Social Services in the county of their residence (which includes and is limited to Catawba, Caldwell, Lincoln and Alexander County), and cannot earn above a specified income level.
Over the past 15 years, the program has benefited a broad spectrum of residents unable to pay for vision restoring surgery. Graystone physicians participating in Mission Cataract 2017 include Dr. Brian C. Adair, Dr. James W. Harris, Jr., Dr. Trey Oursler, Dr. Richard I. Chang, Dr. Roderick N. Hargrove, Dr. Patrick Kelty, and Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez.
“Without the support and participation of all Graystone staff, Carolina Anesthesia and pharmaceutical donations, this annual event would not be possible,” said Graystone CEO, Sheree Watson. “It is very gratifying to assist those in our community without the financial resources for these vital surgeries.”
For further information regarding eligibility for this free service, individuals must first contact the Department of Social Services in one of the four counties below:
Catawba County – Greg Morgan, Catawba County DSS, 828-695-5605
Alexander and Caldwell County – Gary Smith, DSS – 828-426-8316
Lincoln County – Tammy Loukas, Lincoln County DSS – 704-732-0738
Press Release by Graystone Eye.