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Chicago eye doctor recognizes everyday heroes with Lasik.

Lasik-offer.jpgForget parades and salutes. Ophthalmologist Mark Golden, AB'77, SM'78, has found a new way to honor everyday heroes like police, firefighters, paramedics, military personnel, and teachers: discounted Lasik.

For many of these individuals, particularly soldiers, "extreme physical activity, dust, smoke, and sweat make it difficult for most eyeglass and contact-lens wearers to function properly in their jobs," said Golden in a recent press release. "Freedom from glasses and contacts can become a critical issue." Typically costing anywhere from $2,200 to $3,500 per eye, the state-of-the-art procedure corrects vision problems to eliminate the need for corrective lenses.

To make the service more affordable, Golden's Doctors for Visual Freedom Laser Center is currently offering $1,000 off per eye. "This is an opportunity for us to thank the true heroes in our community," said Golden. "Their commitment and sacrifice is a debt we can never repay."

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Brooke E. O'Neill, AM'04

July 12, 2010