By Dawn Krebs
PORT ST. LUCIE - After more than 30 years of serving residents with all their eye care needs, the Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center is excited to announce its expansion plans.
"This practice is a professional balance of the medical eye practice and medical cosmetic procedures," said Bob Schweitzer, chief financial officer for the business. "We've built a large practice and have become a fixture in the community."
Part of the business' success is its ability to stay current with all the emerging technologies. For years, the center has stayed on the leading edge of eye disease.
"Dr. (Robert) Fier, the owner of Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center, has a philosophy in treating patients the way he would want to be treated," Mr. Schweitzer said.
The eye care and surgery center currently has 30 employees who work in two locations in Port St. Lucie and Stuart. In addition to treating for cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome, the business offers comprehensive eye examinations and laser eye surgery. Dr. Fier was one of the first to perform laser refractive surgery in this area.
"When people that are almost blind come in and have the surgery that allows them to see clearly for the first time in years, it's rewarding to see the profound affect it has on them," he said.
For years, the center has been repairing and enhancing eyelids, as well as removing excess tissue around the eyes to enhance the patient's vision and appearance.
Now the center wants to take its high level of medical professionalism to bring cosmetic procedures to the area. To meet that goal, over the last 18 months the medical practice has been adding cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm. The procedures are performed in the facility by Dr. Rebecca Bobo.
More recently, the Center for Laser and Electrolysis, under the direction of Laurie Benedict, a licensed and certified medical electrologist and certified hair removal specialist, has announced its affiliation with the center.
"This is a logical extension of our services, and gives the patient the ability to further enhance their lifestyle," Mr. Schweitzer said. "We're going to do this in a very sound medical environment, which will allow us to offer the quality medical procedures the community has come to expect from us."
The cosmetic procedures will be performed in a new medical location, at 915 Ocean Drive in Stuart, just down the street from the original office.
"It's exciting," said Mr. Schweitzer. "We now have the ability to bring our quality service, our experience and our attention to detail to even more patients."
The Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center is located at 1441 E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, with another location at 514 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.
For more information, call (772) 286-0007 or go online to www.drfier.com.
For information on the Center for Laser and Electrolysis, call (772) 219-4552 or go online to www.centerforlaserstuart.com.