Fort Lauderdale, FL — Since April 1, 2002, the United States Army has been providing LASIK surgery to front-line soldiers through its Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery program, joining both the Navy and Air Force in supporting the use of vision correction procedures to help combat troops avoid fogged spectacles and lost contact lenses. Dr. Marc Bosem, a LASIK surgeon in Fort Lauderdale at the Correct Vision Laser Institute, and his partner Dr. Barry Concool say they are proud to celebrate the momentous installment of a beneficial program for U.S. troops and hope to see the continued endorsement of refractive surgical procedures in the military as a way to improve the safety of Army personnel. Both Drs. Bosem and Concool say they are excited to have witnessed firsthand the beneficial impact of vision correction in Fort Lauderdale and will continue to pledge their support in providing the highest quality services and procedures to all patients struggling with vision impairment.
Preceded by an Army observation of U.S. Rangers during extreme combat training who had undergone LASIK, the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery program has been in existence for ten years and is offered at eight different surgical centers across the country. Army officials estimate that 35-50% of Army troops require corrective lenses and 70-80% of eligible soldiers might request a LASIK procedure, although not all may be candidates for the treatment. Dr. Bosem says readiness to perform duties that require excellent vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses is a significant factor in many professionals’ decision to undergo a laser vision correction procedure. He says his practice sees a number of servicemen, including police officers and firefighters, who want the added security of not having to worry about breaking or losing glasses or contacts thanks to a procedure like LASIK in Ft. Lauderdale.
Offering a number of other surgical vision procedures ranging from astigmatism correction to cataract surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Drs. Bosem and Concool say the advancement of laser eye surgery over the past ten years provides patients even more solutions to troubled vision. Whereas in the past patients who were not candidates for LASIK surgery were left without a surgical option, Dr. Concool says they now have access to a host of custom procedures that can treat each patient’s individual needs. He also says blade-free technology is improving surgeons’ ability to achieve the most precise, effective results in patients.
Both Dr. Bosem and Dr. Concool say they are thankful for the opportunity to have seen the development of LASIK surgery over the years and its utilization in the assistance of men and women dedicated to the safety and security of the United States. They add that they are excited about what the future will bring for laser surgery involvement in the military as well as police forces and other branches of public service.
About Marc E. Bosem, MD
Dr. Marc Bosem graduated from the University of Miami Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and as a LASIK surgeon from Moria and Bausch & Lomb, publishing a number of articles on laser vision correction procedures. Having performed eye surgery since 1992, Dr. Bosem is also among the first in the U.S. to perform many of the most advanced techniques in LASIK and PRK. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Miami Ophthalmologic Society, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
About Barry Concool, MD
A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Barry Concool earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he completed his three-year residency in ophthalmology. He was selected as one of two residents in the country to receive the fellowship of the American Society of Cataract and refractive Surgery. Dr. Concool is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been named one of the Top 5 Surgeons in the U.S. by LaserVision, in addition to receiving the VISX “Star” as one of the best LASIK surgeons in the nation. He has performed over 15,000 LASIK procedures and is dedicated to continued education through teaching and proctoring. Dr. Concool is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Correct Vision Laser Institute is located at One SW 129th Avenue, Suite 209 in Pembroke Pines, FL, reachable at (954) 501-0822, and 2300 N Commerce Pkwy Suite 201 in Weston, FL. It can also be contacted online via the website correctvision.com or facebook.com/pages/CORRECTVISION-Laser-Institute/360910644820.