Most of us that live in Cape Charles and Northampton County are aware of the generosity and grace of our own Dr. John Sheppard, who has donated so much to Arts Enter and The Palace Theatre over the years.
For the fourth year, his firm Virginia Eye Consultants is giving free ocular surgeries to local patients in need.
Each year, the company performs about 50 surgeries – including cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, glaucoma surgery and corneal transplants – free of charge, for people nominated through their “Looking Forward…Giving Back” campaign.
“’Looking Forward…Giving Back’ brings free eye surgery to patients who would otherwise have no access whatsoever,” said John Sheppard, M.D., M.M.Sc., president of Virginia Eye Consultants in a news release. “This program helps deserving patients, many times the working poor without insurance, receive desperately needed services they could not otherwise afford.”
To nominate someone for the service, click here. The nomination period ends May 15.