Four Horizon physicians and nine staff members performed free eye health screenings for the nation’s military veterans at the Charlotte Convention Center during the American Legion’s 96th annual convention on August 23 and 24.
“I served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, and it was a pleasure to use my medical skills and knowledge to improve the lives of my fellow veterans,” said Dr. David L. Smith.
The screenings included risk factor assessments, visual acuity and visual field testing, a slit-lamp examination and a direct ophthalmoscopy. Other Horizon physicians who participated were Drs. Mark L. Malton, Lewis R. Gaskin and Stephen A. Daugherty.
Said Dr. Gaskin, “It was an honor and a privilege to help these brave men and women with screenings and exams that will help them maintain their vision.” The project was organized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Staff members participating were: Tascha Reynolds, Diana Knoop, Mary Pat Keegan, Mary Garceau, Tram Nong, Kittie Pelton, Christie Grant, Pat O’Connor and Melisa Gilroy.
(Photo, top left) Dr. Stephen A. Daugherty (center) takes a break with Horizon certified ophthalmic assistants Christie Grant (left) and Kittie Pelton (right). They were among the clinic’s four physicians and nine staff members who participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s vision screening project during the American Legion’s 96th annual convention in Charlotte in August.