FYidoctors in Canada, including the Williams Lake branch are helping Fort McMurray fire evacuees by offering them free eye exams and lenses.
The Williams Lake doctors assisted their first Fort McMurray evacuee this week after
Dr. Juliana Lam heard about Kim Glover’s story and reached out to help her.
Glover, an elementary school teacher fled the fire with her two dogs and found her way to safety at her brother’s home in Williams Lake.
“Kim came to the clinic and received an eye exam, a supply of contact lenses, and updated eyeglasses free of charge,” Dr. Lam said.
“FYidoctors Williams Lake would like to offer access to this program to all other Fort McMurray evacuees who may be in our community.”
The help includes a complimentary prescription check by an optometrist, plus two pairs of free contact lenses, and one free pair of prescription glasses.
Fort McMurray evacuees can schedule an appointment by calling 250-392-4161.
More than 85,000 residents of Fort McMurray were evacuated when a wildfire swept through their community earlier this month.
Many of the evacuees had to leave the community so quickly that they had to leave their essential belongings behind.
“The optometrists and staff at FYidoctors Williams Lake are extremely excited to be a part of this nationwide project and proud to provide direct support for the eye care needs of the evacuees,” Dr. Lam said.