Rock Island, Illinois – July 14, 2014 – Dr. Phinney of Eye Surgeons Associates, the leading refractive surgeon in the Quad Cities, has performed LASIK vision correction on 10,000 eyes. Jennifer Wolfe from Illinois City, Illinois was the 10,000 eye corrected with LASIK on July 14th at the Rock Island clinic. LASIK is one of the most common elective vision procedures in the U.S. with over 17.5 million eyes having been treated.

Dr. Phinney started the first refractive practice in the Quad Cities and has been taking care of patient’s vision for 23 years. Dr. Phinney is a recognized expert in ophthalmology and specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgeons in LASIK surgery and received subspecialty credentials in diseases and surgery of the cornea at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.

In celebration, Eye Surgeons Associates and Dr. Phinney will give away 10 LASIK contest prizes, one free LASIK and 9 winners will receive 50% off LASIK. Go to www.winLASIKatESA.com for details, rules and to enter. No purchase is necessary.

Dr. Phinney stated, “The practice of laser refractive surgery has made unrelenting progress to the benefit and delight of patients. The opportunity to bring this technology to patients has been a privilege and pleasure. The quality of outcomes that we’ve achieved is attributable to a great team of technical and administrative support staff assembled at ESA. None of this would be possible without the faith and inspiration provided by all of the patients who have entrusted their visual outcomes to me and my team.”

Joel Gaslin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sightpath Medical, adds “For more than two decades, Dr. Phinney has provided state-of-the-art care in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. On numerous occasions, he has been selected to receive the Sightpath Top Refractive Surgeon Award, and has contributed to advancing the availability of advanced eye care in rural communities through his involvement in the Sightpath Strategic Advisory Group, proving that experience does indeed make a difference. We commend Dr. Phinney for his dedication to improving the vision and lives of so many patients and congratulate him, and his team, on this significant accomplishment.”

About Dr. Phinney and Eye Surgeons Associates

Dr. Richard Phinney has been with Eye Surgeons Associates as a cornea specialist and refractive surgeon since 1991. Dr. Phinney has performed tens of thousands of refractive surgery procedures, including laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), cataract/IOL using multifocal implants, and advanced lamellar transplant surgery (DSEK). For 30 years, Eye Surgeons Associates has provided comprehensive eye care to Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. For more information, visit www.esaeyecare.com.

About Sightpath Medical

Sightpath Medical is the leading U.S. provider of surgical services and equipment for cataracts, glaucoma and refractive procedures. Sightpath Medical has improved sight in more than 1.75 million eyes across the nation. For more information, visit www.sightpathmedical.com.

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