LASIK For Local Heroes

Billy MixonThis year’s winner of the LASIK for Local Heroes contest is Panama City Firefighter Billy Mixon.  Billy will receive free LASER LASIK surgery this month, Compliments of Dr. Bret Fisher, The Eye Center of North Florida, and our community partner, Gulf Coast Medical Center.


Teachers make a difference in the lives of our children each day…Now it is our turn to make a difference in theirs! Click on our CONTEST BUTTON to enter the LASIK for A Local Teacher Contest sponsored by Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union!

2011 Lasik for Local Heroes WINNERS

We had some wonderful heroes apply for this year’s contest, and although it was difficult to choose, we have narrowed it down to our top winners. This year we will be giving Blade Free LASIK Surgery to 7 lucky and well deserving people who are either past or present military members who have served in a war, firefighters, EMS, or police officers. Thanks so much to everyone who applied and for your service to our community!

This year’s winners:

  • Laura Murrell
    Retired Navy Officer
    School Teacher at Ceader Grove Elementary
  • Robert Gray
  • Mitch Manning
    Firefighter, Parker Fire Department
  • Dennis Pitts
    Patrol Sgt., Springfield Police Department
    Past U.S. Navy and Army Reserves
  • Harold “CJ” Whittington, Jr.
    144th National Guard Transportation Unit
    Online College Courses
  • Shawn Fiddler
    Firefighter and EMT for Panama City Beach
  • Bobby Mayo
    Firefighter, Bay County Fire Department
    Student at Gulf Coast State College

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.