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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was a sight for sore eyes for many during the tough economy. Albany residents received free eye care through the Samaritan Clinic Saturday.

A full medical eye exam was given for free by the physicians there. This includes the standard eye exam and medical exam where doctors check for diseases in the eyes.

Many at the clinic were employed, but did not have insurance and couldn't afford paying for the test. Others were on disability.

"We had people lined up at the door this morning at 8:00 AM who did not have an appointment. We work on appointments because of the time factor.

We could probably be here for days and days on end because there are so many people who need this service," said Office Manager, Paulette Webb.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse foundation provided free glasses for patients after their exams. Doctors at the Samaritan Clinic volunteer their time for free.

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