New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2009
A group of soldiers awaiting deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq received free Lasik performed by Drs. Joseph and Jeffrey Dello Russo at the Dello Russo LaserVision Center.
Staff Sgt. Robert Marks of Rockaway, New Jersey who just returned from Iraq and was there for his one year vision check said "it was like Christmas" when he found out during a routine eye exam that the Dello Russos would perform a laser eye surgery for free. "I really couldn't afford to pay for the procedure what with the economy", added Sgt. Marks. "You really can't do our job with glasses. As a sniper, the reflection from the lenses will give away your position. Drs. Dello Russo are true American heroes. Getting this surgery made our job so much safer and easier."
Performing free operations on military personnel has become an ongoing cause for Drs. Joseph and Jeffrey Dello Russo, who said this is the fourth round of surgeries they have performed in the last few years on close to fifty soldiers. Dr. Jeff Dello Russo remarked that "It is quite a sight seeing all these brave guys and gals, all in uniform, milling around with their eye shield on, waiting for each other."
"Watching these brave heroes in uniform, and seeing their excitement following the less than 11 seconds per eye procedure makes it all worthwhile", said Dr. Jeff Dello Russo. "It feels great to be able to give back and made the July 4th holiday more meaningful." said Dr. Joseph Dello Russo.
When the soldiers return for their post operational vision check, Drs. Dello Russo will make sure all of them will not need to use eyeglasses any longer. Most patients eyesight is restored to 20/20 in a procedure that is now more affordable thanks to new financing programs with low monthly payments.
Photos of American soldiers who were treated for free by Dr. Dello Russo can be found on his blog - http://www.drdellorusso.com
About Dello Russo Laser Vision:
Dello Russo Laser Vision is a laser eye surgery center with four offices throughout New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island) and New Jersey. The center offers affordable and reliable custom solutions for different eye conditions, offering the most skilled laser vision correction and care to patients with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. For more information, visit http://www.dellorussolaservision.com or call 1-800-eye-care.