BY TIFFANY MARTINEZ
Community businesses are coming together across the county in an effort to provide relief to those affected by the tornado that struck Moore on May 20. The Fulton EyeCare Center of Chickasha, owned and operated by Dr. Robert Fulton and wife Holley Fulton, is offering its support the best way they know how.
“The day the tornado hit we felt so helpless,” Holley said. “We knew we had to do something. So the very next day we decided we would give free eye exams and give free pairs of glasses.”
Since the couple cannot leave their business for an extended amount of time, as they have appointments and therapy visits scheduled, this was the best approach to helping the victims.
“If we can’t give back any other way,” Holley said, “We might as well offer the services of our livelihood.”
Both Dr. Robert and Holley, parents of two young children, hail from Oklahoma. This has made them even more eager to help those in need, Holley said.
“It’s so nice to see the community and the state coming together right now,” Holley said, “there aren’t many states that pull together like this. I love being an Oklahoman because there aren’t any doubts that everyone is going to help in any way that they can.”
Oklahoma has gained a reputation of generosity, Holley said, and they are proud to be a part of such a state.
“We are offering this service indefinitely, free of charge to the tornado victims,” Holley said. “Whenever they can get around to us, we will be here.”
Although this incentive was sparked by the tornado that hit Moore, Dr. Robert and Holley said that victims affected by tornadoes in any city are welcome to this offer.
“We have our own lens lab here, so our cost of goods isn’t as much,” Dr. Robert said. “We’ll donate the time and the funds, if necessary, to help these people out.”
According to Dr. Robert, there is currently no cap on the amount of glasses or eye exams they will be offering, and Holley has received response from several frame makers who were willing to donate frames to the center’s charitable effort.
Interested parties can visit the Fulton EyeCare Center Facebook page for more information, or call the center at 405-224-EYES.