Marietta Eye Clinic Supports Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

March 22, 2019

Event Sponsorship Brings Needed Funds for Eye Care for the Uninsured

Marietta Eye Clinic supported the Lions Lighthouse, an organization helping the underinsured.

MARIETTA, GA March 22, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the practice’s support for the 2019 Night of Spectacles fundraising event in Atlanta. The event raised funds for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which provides eye care services to underpriveleged and uninsured patients across the entire state of Georgia.

The Lighthouse is dedicated to filling the gaps that still exist for underinsured Georgians by providing access to low-cost vision and hearing services. Through a statewide network of providers and staff, the organization provides vision screenings, eye exams, eyeglasses, eye surgeries, and hearing aids to over 7,000 Georgia residents each year. The organization was founded in 1949 by a joint venture of several Lions Clubs. Lions Clubs across the state continue to provide significant support, helping increase the reach of the organization.

Marietta Eye Clinic optometrist, Gregg Russell, O.D., is a strong proponent of the mission of the Lighthouse and support provided by the Lions Club.

“As a provider, I interact with the insurance world on a daily basis. I understand at a deep level the access to care issues uninsured Georgians face and I am proud of the work the Lighthouse does for this vulnerable group,” Dr. Russell said. He represented the practice at the Night of Spectacles event and has donated optometry services throughout his career.

About the Marietta Eye Clinic

The Marietta Eye Clinic is a multi-provider, comprehensive eye care practice providing a wide range of ophthalmology, optometry, and optical services at 9 convenient locations. We have proudly served the Metro Atlanta and greater Georgia community for over 50 years. Our 29 Ophthalmologists (MDs) and Optometrists (ODs) know how fundamental your eyesight is to your quality of life. We build long-term, caring relationships with our patients and their families. You and your family can come to the Marietta Eye Clinic knowing there is no eye concern we can’t handle.


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