Dr. Todd Jackson works with Hope Clinic to provide free eye care


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Dr. Todd Jackson works with Hope Clinic to provide free eye care

By Beth Fisher. CREATED Dec 11, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There is something incredible happening in a tiny medical office on East Sahara Avenue. People are getting their sight back, which means they can work again, they can drive again and they can see the faces of their family members again.

It's happening thanks to the Hope Clinic and Dr. Todd Jackson.

In a small space on East Sahara, Dr. Todd Jackson arrives at the Hope Clinic once a month to provide free ophthalmology care to patients, "The clinic was designed to help those who are uninsured who wouldn't receive care, screening exams, therapeutic for diabetes, cataracts, blinding diseases that if they are caught early, we can restore sight."

And that's exactly what happened to Karol Toledot. He was legally blind, wearing glasses he created more than an inch thick. Dr. Jackson diagnosed him with cataracts at the Hope Clinic and then offered to do his surgery here at the Prestige Laser and Cataract Institute. Toledot said, "He gave me the best attention. I received all his interest. He told me you want to see? I said, 'Everybody wants to see.'"

Karol said Dr. Jackson did the surgery but God gets the credit. And so now he spends his days, thanking both. God for the miracle and the Hope Clinic for making it possible. "They told me all we need from you is you pray for us. Every day I dedicate my life to pray for Hope Clinic because a lot of people need help."

Dr. Jackson learned that lesson years ago as a young boy growing up here in Las Vegas. His father often took him to the Rescue mission. "He did that so we could recognize there are a lot of people who need help. Through service you find joy and peace and happiness."

And so Dr. Jackson insists helping others is a selfish venture, the kind of selfishness the world needs more of.

The Hope Clinic provides medical care to patients through volunteers like Dr. Jackson and they ask that patients pay for their care by promising to do three acts of kindness.

Beth Fisher

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Beth Fisher is an anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas and reports on the positive news in Las Vegas.