On the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana more than half the population relies completely on the grossly under funded Indian Health Service for health care. Serious health problems such as diabetes, TB, alcoholism and drug dependence are much more prevalent there than in the general population.
Dr. Stephen Felton, founder of The Princeton Eye Group is dedicated to helping where he can. He volunteers his time and experience to treat the numerous eye problems of the Blackfeet people. From eye exams to eyelid surgery, hundreds of people receive the expert care they desperately need, free. “On the Reservation, I don’t have the luxury of the modern equipment and materials I’m used to working with”, said Dr. Felton. “But, in the end, I’m able to make a difference to people in need. It’s a rewarding experience.”