Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Real Heroes - Dr. Richard Moors, M.D.
COMMUNITY PARTNER HERO
Nominator: Scott Bridgeman
Dr. Richard Moors’ career in Ophthalmology began over 30 years ago, and since that time he has helped tens of thousands of patients reclaim their most precious sense – vision. In 1976, Dr. Moors started working at EYE-Q Vision Care and now thirty-five years later, he is the senior partner and Medical Director of the practice.
Whenever Dr. Moors receives a call from a referring doctor or colleague with a patient in need of cataract surgery but in financial duress, he waives his surgery fee without hesitation. When it comes to his own patients, Dr. Moors will exhaust every available avenue in – search of financial assistance to help cover their medical expense(s). Sufficed to say, no stone goes unturned until a solution is found to help his patients.
Dr. Moors’ personal passion is the Flying Doctor of Mercy/LIGA. Every year he donates the use of his personal plane to fly to Mexico with a team of other medical specialists, EYE-Q staff, and with supplies to provide prescription glasses to those who would otherwise have no access to medical care. Dr. Moors spearheaded a fundraising effort by EYE-Q to raise money for LIGA by discounting LASIK surgery when patients brought in and donated their old eye glasses. To date, the “LASIK for LIGA” campaign has been one of EYE-Q’s most successful campaigns.