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For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Heinly, J&J Consulting


Newport Beach, Calif., January 3, 2012 – NVISION Laser Eye Centers CEO Todd Cooper announced today the appointment of Dr. Jimmy K. Lee, MD to provide LASIK and cataract surgery at NVISION centers throughout California.

Lee was formerly Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Sections at Yale Eye Center in New Haven, Connecticut.  He also served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and was an attending surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology Veteran Affairs, Connecticut Healthcare System.

“As we continue to grow our business throughout California and beyond, we seek surgeons with impeccable credentials and experience to underscore NVISION’s status as a premier provider of LASIK and cataract services,” says Cooper. “Dr. Lee specializes in laser vision correction surgery, including LASIK, LASEK, PRK and PTK. His surgical expertise also includes cataract surgery with presbyopia or astigmatism correction and corneal transplantation.”

“I am excited to bring my expertise to the NVISION team,” says Lee.  “I was impressed with the fact that more eye doctors in California choose NVISION for themselves and their patients who need LASIK surgery.  Their clinical outcomes are significantly better than the national average and they stand behind their work with a nationwide lifetime commitment to their patients.”

Dr. Lee’s research interests are new technologies in refractive surgery and improving surgical techniques for DSEK (Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty). A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, he has published many peer-reviewed articles and is a scientific reviewer for numerous ophthalmologic journals. In addition, he has given important lectures on refractive surgery and corneal transplantation in national scientific meetings.

Dr. Lee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. Following his residency at Albert Einstein Montefiore Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.