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Lehmann Eye Center celebrates 23rd Gift of Sight

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NACOGDOCHES, TX – Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – For the past 23 years, the doctors and staff of Lehmann Eye Center have helped turn the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays into the brightest and clearest days of the year for special men and women throughout East Texas who qualified for their annual Gift of Sight Celebration.

Founded in 1990 by pioneering eye surgeon Robert Lehmann, MD, the Gift of Sight Celebration was developed and funded by Lehmann Eye Center to help restore vision loss from cataracts and other leading causes of blindness to our area's less fortunate. In the past, up to 30 patients per day received complimentary surgery in a single day. To expand the capability and capacity of the event, Lehmann Eye Center is hosting back-to-back Gift of Sight surgery days on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th.

"We founded the Gift of Sight program for the hundreds of patients in the region who do not have medical insurance or the financial means to pay for needed eye surgery," said Dr. Lehmann.

Dr. Lehmann said this year's event promises to be just as rewarding and emotional for everyone involved as it has been since the inception. "Each year, we're blessed by the sincerity and appreciation these patients share with us on their day of surgery," he said. "Patients are extremely grateful for the services our volunteer doctors and staff provide during the Gift Of Sight celebration, he said. "Their thankfulness makes all of our efforts worthwhile."

Dr. Lehmann and Dr. Timothy Young would like to thank you for your coverage of the Gift of Sight Day in the past and of course welcome the opportunity again this year to share these special days with you and your viewers

This year's Gift of Sight Celebration looks to be two incredible days of patients coming from throughout East Texas and Louisiana who are preparing to have the gift of sight restored just in time for the holidays. Interviews, photo ops and filming opportunities are available from 9 am to 12 noon on each of the two days of surgery.


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