An El Paso optometrist is looking to help local federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown.

Dr. Richard Nevins is waiving co-pays for government workers as long as he accepts the insurance. 

“You know these people, they don’t have a paycheck……and I really wanted to help them out,” Nevins told KTSM. “No co-pay is going to help. They can come in for an eye exam.”

Dr. Nevins’ practice is located at 1850 N. Zaragoza. To make an appointment, call 915-581-4497.