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Local Eye Surgeon Introduces Innovative Procedure to Patients

Dr. Will Griffeth, an eye surgeon with Vistar Eye Center, will perform the first Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure at the Roanoke Valley Center for Sight on Friday, June 2nd. The innovative outpatient procedure offers a new option to patients outside of LASIK surgery and promises a major improvement in their nearsightedness.
"Implantable contact lenses are a good option for vision correction in patients with very high myopia, who often fall outside of safe ranges for LASIK surgery," said Dr. Griffeth.  "For these patients, the ability to achieve excellent vision without glasses or contacts can truly be life-changing."
The ICL device is an ultrathin lens placed inside the eye in front of the natural lens. ICL is an excellent option for patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK, or who are between 25 and 45 years of age with an appropriate level of nearsightedness. Patients usually notice a dramatic difference before they leave the surgery center.
Dr. John Mitchell, a leading ICL specialist surgeon in the D.C. Metro area, will join Dr. Griffeth for Friday's procedures. For more information on the procedures performed by physicians at Vistar Eye Center, please visit . 

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  • Vistar Eye Center Announces Addition of Experienced Optometrist to Newest Eye Care Practice
    Vistar Eye Center has added a new location with its purchase of the Rocky Mount-based Angle Eye Center, formerly Saxon Angle and Associates. Vistar's newest optometrist, Dr. Troy Mysliwiec, will be anchoring the Rocky Mount office after Dr. Al N. Angle, II, OD made the decision to retire this year.  The transition will be complete this spring.

    "We have been referring our patients to the ophthalmologic experts at Vistar for years," said Dr. Angle.  "This seamless transition was the best option for our patients and ensures they will continue receiving excellent care in the years to come."
    Vistar Eye Center will maintain the office's current list of eye care services including routine eye exams, medical treatments, and surgical consultations. The new Vistar Eye Center in Rocky Mount will be staffed by a full-time optometrist five days a week with some evening and weekend hours.
    "I'm happy to join a practice which places the community and its patients at the forefront of their mission," said Dr. Mysliwiec. "I look forward to working with Vistar and its large network of specialists to provide Rocky Mount's residents with the best care and services available."
    This is Vistar's second acquisition this year. In early January, the eye care center purchased Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Martinsville. The two locations align with Vistar's growing commitment to the area along the Route 220 corridor. Vistar now offers eleven main locations throughout Southwestern Virginia.