Free Eye Exams and Glasses Available for Fire Victims

People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November can get a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.

The charity’s mobile vision lab will be set up on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg which has been the distribution point for goods and services are given out to fire victims. Fully-trained eye care professionals will conduct eye tests between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.They will draw up new prescriptions and conduct thorough tests including for glaucoma. Eyeglasses, based on the new prescriptions, will be delivered about two weeks later – at times set up with patients on March 11.

It will take an estimated 45 minutes to an hour for patients to undergo testing and to choose new frames. No reservations are required but would be helpful. Please call Jim at 865-556-9091 for an appointment or more information.

First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg is located at 111 Oglewood Lane in Gatlinburg, TN off of Highway 321.

“We’re extremely happy that Smoky Mountain Lions Charities is choosing to provide this service to victims of Sevier County’s fires,” said Mary Vance, Executive Director of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, who provides medical and dental care to Sevier County residents who lack health insurance.

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