SC Mission 2013: Midlands, held August 2-3 in Columbia and SC Mission 2013: Lowcountry, held August 23-24 in Charleston County.

These events were open clinics that provided free health care services on a first-come, first-served basis to adults who are uninsured or underserved.

During both events, thousands of volunteers — including physicians, nurses, optometrists, pharmacy and lab specialists, medical and nursing students, and lay persons participated in providing care to uninsured and underserved South Carolinians.

Dr. Virgil Alfaro and Dr. John Kerrison, both from Retina Consultants of Charleston, along with their talented technical staff, provided ophthalmic screenings and care to over 350 patients during the events.