Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) November 25, 2011
Keil Lasik Vision Center is kicking off the holiday season by giving a precious gift to those less fortunate. For the second year, Keil Lasik is offering the “Gift of Sight” to cataract patients who cannot afford surgery. For every patient that schedules a free Lasik exam at this vision center between now and December 31, Dr. Michael Keil will make a donation allowing someone less fortunate to have vision restoring surgery.
Cataracts are a serious problem that afflicts many people worldwide. The 1998 World Health Report suggested that 19.34 million people were blind because of age-related cataracts; this number represents 43 percent of all blindness in the world. This same study suggests that this number is due to increase. In the United States, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed ophthalmic procedure, and helps many of our 20.5 million Americans affected by cataracts regain their sight.
Though many of the people suffering from cataract related vision impairment seek surgery, many Americans cannot afford to pay for this ophthalmic procedure. Dr. Keil explains, “Blindness due to cataracts is a widespread problem, but it is a problem that can be corrected. My staff and I encourage members of the West Michigan community to join us and help give the gift of sight this holiday season.”
For more information about how you can help give the gift of sight this holiday season, or to set up a free Lasik consultation with Dr. Keil, contact Keil Lasik Vision Center at (800) 806-3554. You can also find this information online at http://www.KeilLasik.com.
Keil Lasik Vision Center is located at 2500 E. Beltline, SE, Suite C, in Woodpointe Crossings Shopping Center.