CINCINNATI, Aug. 18 LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV), a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus® brand, today announced its partnership with the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and providing a "home away from home" for military families while their loved ones are hospitalized for an illness, disease or injury.
This unique partnership will benefit eligible American soldiers and veterans injured during their deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan who are members of the Wounded Warrior Project. Through this partnership, Fisher House Foundation will provide free airfare for soldiers, spouses and/or their primary caregivers for travel to LasikPlus® vision centers, where LCA-Vision / LasikPlus® will provide laser vision correction free of charge.
"We are grateful for this opportunity to work with LCA-Vision and the Wounded Warrior Project to ease the burdens of our wounded heroes. The generosity of LCA-Vision and its team of professionals are making a real difference in the quality of life for these families," said David A. Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation.
"It is an absolute honor to partner with Fisher House Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the soldiers and families of service men and women who were wounded or injured during their deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are working diligently with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide our wounded heroes with the access and care they need to achieve enhanced vision, alleviating at least one daily burden," stated David Thomas, Chief Operating Officer of LCA-Vision.
About Fisher House
Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of 43 comfort homes on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square foot homes, with up to 21 suites, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs by Fisher House Foundation. The Foundation provides support to families of patients receiving care at the nearby medical center and has ensured that families of service men and women wounded or injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom do not pay for their stay at a Fisher House or other base facility if they are on a wait list. For more information on the work of Fisher House Foundation, please go to www.fisherhouse.org, or call toll-free (888) 294-8560.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About LCA-Vision Inc. /LasikPlus®
LCA-Vision Inc., a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus® brand, operates 61 LasikPlus® fixed-site laser vision correction centers in 29 states and 44 markets in the United States. LasikPlus® has supported the Wounded Warrior Project since 2009 and to date has provided free LASIK services to 34 American soldiers and caregivers. For additional company information, please visit www.lca-vision.com and www.lasikplus.com.
Contacts: --------- Steve Piork Lippert Heilshorn & Associates 212-838-3777 [email protected]
Kimberly Demaree-Epple LCA-Vision Inc. 513-792-9292 [email protected]
SOURCE LCA-Vision Inc.