Morrilton eye doctor shows the Spirit of Arkansas

MORRILTON (KATV) - An eye doctor is making some who are less fortunate see a brighter future.

Dr. Judd Adams uses his professional practice to examine his own self as a servant to the Morrilton community.

"A little over 6,000 people when I was growing up, and a little over 6,000 now. It's just a great community sandwiched between two larger cities," Adams said. "It's a great place to work and live. The people here are the best people in the world I think."

On top of helping after-hours once a month to give adults free consultations, he welcomes kids to come in if they're having vision problems - for free.

Rudy Rodriguez has been an advocate to help some of the uninsured get the proper eye care.

"It's just something you don't see it all the time. Not a lot of people do that," Rodriguez said, adding Adams is always there with open arms.

"It's kind of wonderful to have a person like that can help poor people that can't afford glasses or his eyes have to be checked," Rodriguez said. "It's really a blessing to have someone like him here in Morrilton. You know, and that people realize it, you know that they care."

"We do it all in the name of Jesus. That's the reason we do it," Adams said. "We love the community anyway, and we would help people anyway, but to do it in the name of Christ gives you all the motivation you need."

Dr. Adams is also active in community youth leagues and his church, but possibly his largest mission in Arkansas is providing a brighter light of hope for everyone to see.

"I would just encourage everyone to not view money as the end all, to not view self as the end all, but to look for others," Adams said.

This is part one of a four part series airing Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. about Arkansans showing the Spirit of Arkansas by having a positive impact in their community. To nominate someone to be featured as part of the series, email or send us a message on Facebook.