On Sunday hundreds attended a free Vision Health Clinic held at Garber United Methodist church in New Bern.
The event was part of the Faith In Action Weekend. Hundreds of adults and children were given free eye exams. Also, vouchers for eyeglasses were given to those who qualified.
To qualify for vouchers the applicants must have a social security number, must not have vision insurance, and their income must be no more than 200 percent above the poverty level.
People who did not qualify for a voucher could still have their eyes checked and get a prescription.
Many doctors in New Bern dedicated their time. Cathy Doty said, "We should all give back when we can and providing vision care is something I love to do and just personally I think it's wonderful to get together with all these volunteers friends who all share a common purpose and that's serving others."