Hess Entertainment Partners with The Eye Center for Community Service

Hess Entertainment is donating $1/per ticket sold for this concert, to The Eye Center’s Thanksgiving Assistance Program! The Thanksgiving Assistance Program feeds local Bay County kids and their families for the entire week of the Thanksgiving school break, as well as provides a turkey, fresh produce, and other Thanksgiving food essentials. Along with some other great business partners, and the help of the  PC Fire Dept., we now serve 400 local families!!   We are incredibly grateful for this partnership and excited about the growth of our Thanksgiving Project!

300 Backpacks With School Supplies for Local Kids

Salvation_ArmyAlong with our community partners, Powell Broadcasting, we provided 300 local school kids new backpacks filled with school supplies today.  The Salvation Army did a great job to organize this project and the kids were able to receive vision screenings, immunizations, and physicals as well as food and entertainment. Best of Luck to those sweet kids as they go back to school!

Bay County Thanksgiving Assistance Program

DSC_1602Along with many area partners, we are starting our annual Thanksgiving Assistance program to benefit Bay County School children and their families.  If you have a child in the school system please send in non perashible items with your child for collection.  We collect these items and cash donations to deliver over 400 Bay County children and their families a weeks worth of groceries, a fresh turkey, produce, and vegtables for the week of Thanksgiving break. Contact Jennifer Reale at jreale@eyecarenow.com for more information.

LenSx Custom Cataract System Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The nine physicians of The Eye Center of North Florida are the group of doctors that are responsible for the introduction of this new technology into our area. There are only 25 of these lasers in the world, 15 in the nation, and The Eye Center is the first practice to have one in the state of Florida. Dr. Bret Fisher and Dr. Paul Garland, both surgeons at The Eye Center, look forward to using this new technology for their patients and revolutionizing the way cataract surgery is performed.

On Monday, October 3, 2011, The Eye Center of North Florida will be introducing the latest technological advancement in cataract surgery. The LenSx Custom Cataract System is a fully integrated femtosecond laser that allows bladeless cataract surgery. There are currently 25 LenSx Lasers in the world, with only a handful in the Nation. The Eye Center will have the first one in Florida and all southern states, with the exception of Charleston S.C.

There have not been advancements in cataract surgery – the most performed surgery in the world- in over 20 years. Dr. Paul Garland and Dr. Bret Fisher will be the surgeons who will work with the new machine to perform custom laser cataract surgery.

On Monday, October 3rd, we would love to have media support to welcome the LenSx into the state of Florida by joining us for a Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Surgery Center Open House from 11 am to 1 pm. (lunch provided) 2500 MLK Jr. Blvd – Surgery Center entrance.

Community Involvement

We take pride in serving our patients and the community. We sponsor community educational seminars and support groups. The Eye Center participates in Health Fairs and regularly lectures to service clubs, senior centers, and health care facilities. Our physicians offer continuing education credits to our local physicians, nurses, and technical health care providers.  We often hold contests and give away such things as free designer sunglasses and even LASIK surgery. We also offer educational seminars here at our office several times per year. If you would like to receive our newsletter via e-mail, or perhaps would like to have one of our doctors speak at an engagement for your club or organization, please contact Jennifer Reale, Marketing Director.