National Sight Week 2021 - Virginia Eye Institute

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National Sight Week 2021


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October 14th, 2021 is recognized as World Sight Day and the beginning of Operation Sight’s National Sight Week! Mr. Bruce Harris (pictured above on the left) had successful cataract surgery performed by our provider, Dr. Alden Bahr, through the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Operation Sight Program!

You can read Mr. Harris’s kind words about his experience with the program and VEI below:

With failing eyesight, my job was coming to an end and so was my ability to drive. With no health insurance, not only were my eyes dimming, but so was life for me. Miraculously, Dr. Alden Bahr and the Virginia Eye Institute crossed my path. They didn’t hesitate to approve my operation. From the time of approval until my follow-up phone calls, everything was organized, timely, clarified and precise. Everyone I spoke with was friendly, knowledgeable and polite. My surgery was flawless, painless and my recovery quick. Now, I can see, work a substantial job and drive with confidence, even at night! I could not have been blessed with a better cataract surgeon, program and group of people! I am grateful and forever blessed with your kindness that will continue to render blessings to me and my family for many years to come! Saying Thank you is simply not enough! May God bless and keep you all!

Sincerely,
Bruce Harris


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