Moran Eye Center gives the gift of sight to twenty people

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – What an amazing day it was Saturday at the Moran Eye Center at the “U”, actually giving the gift of sight. 

Once a year, the staff at the Moran Eye Center gives free cataract surgeries to those in need. On Saturday they gave that gift of sight to 20 people, including 57-year-old Meri Reid. 

Reid lost her husband a year ago and takes care of several children, including her 7-month-old granddaughter Taia. She can’t wait to see what she looks like. 

“I feed her the bottle and hold her in my side and maybe for my granddaughter to know I don’t see,” Reid said. “She’s so good to me, she’s like an angel and I love her very much.”

Dr. Jeff Pettey, Moran Eye Center, said Operation Sight started out as something  particularly targeting the homeless population.

“What we quickly found is there’s so many people in our community, neighbors of ours that are falling through the cracks,” Pettey said. “They’re not able to get sight saving surgery.”

20 people started out the day without vision and now they will have sight, including Reid who will get her first look at her granddaughter. 

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