KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 17, 2011 A team from Kremer Eye Center is traveling to Belize City, Belize to provide essential eye care June 18-25, 2011. Fifty patients will receive complimentary cataract surgery.
Led by surgeon George Pronesti, M.D., anesthesiologist Don Sivick, M.D., surgical technician Carol Szweda, Brydie Calkin, RN and Carol Hughes, RN, the team arranged all necessary medical supplies and is volunteering for The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired.
Dr. Pronesti of Kremer Eye Center said, "Right now, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Belize. Our staff is honored to work with the BCVI to help prevent unnecessary visual impairment and blindness. It is really exciting to see the happiness a week of our time can bring to people's lives."
Give the Gift of Glasses
Kremer Eye Center and Affiliate Optometrist Offices are collecting eyeglass donations for patients in need in Belize. Please donate new and gently used eyeglasses at Kremer Surgical Centers in King of Prussia, PA; Cherry Hill, NJ; and Wilmington, DE.
The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired was founded as a division of the Belize Red Cross in 1981. BCVI www.bcvi.org is a non-profit organization committed to preventing and curing blindness, restoring sight, and to rehabilitating and educating people who are blind to use their abilities to live independent lives.
About Kremer Eye Center
Kremer Eye Center provides advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and refractive surgery including bladeless LASIK and the Visian lens implant. Founded in 1980, Kremer is a leader in cataract treatment, pioneering no-stitch/no-injection surgery, and in the field of refractive surgery. Kremer doctors performed the first LASIK surgery in North America, and are committed to utilizing the most advanced technologies and procedures to accelerate recovery time and improve patients' vision.
Kremer staff includes the most experienced and trusted cataract specialists, glaucoma experts, corneal specialists and an oculoplastics surgeon to provide medical eye care at three surgical centers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Pre- and post-operative care are conveniently provided at satellite offices and at over 500 Affiliate Optometrist Offices throughout the Tri-State Area.
For more information go to www.KremerEyeCenter.com or call 1-800-694-EYES (3937).
SOURCE Kremer Eye Center