Business briefs

SEBRING TAMPA LAKE PLACID - The Sebring Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Island View Restaurant in Sun 'n Lake. It will be sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency. Make a reservation by calling 385-8448.
T. Hunter Newsom, founder of Newsom Eye and Laser Center in Tampa and Sebring, will twice address the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators April 19-23 during the combined Symposium and Congress in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Newsom will first present his findings in a study that compares the outcomes of cataract surgery performed with the Femtosecond laser to those of cataract surgery performed by hand using a diamond tipped scalpel. This is the first study comparing the results of the two surgical techniques and Dr. Newsom’s findings are highly anticipated by ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons. His second presentation to the group will report upon the post-operative outcomes in a large series of patients who sought to improve their vision through a technique referred to as “blended vision” in cataract surgery. The ASCRS is an independent, nonprofit, ophthalmic sub-specialty society founded in 1974. It has become widely regarded as the cataract and refractive surgeons’ best source for information and instruction on new developments in the field. Dr. Newsom also spoke to the organization last year during its meetings in Chicago. Newsom Eye Laser Center is an ophthalmology practice offering complete eye care, from routine eye exams to complex ocular surgery. It also features a complete optical department and audiology/hearing aid department. Dr. Newsom cares for patients in Tampa and Sebring. Administrative Professionals' Day will be celebrated by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center. The speaker will be Dr. Hannah Carter from the University of Florida. The event is sponsored by Home and Office Essentials, Miller's Central Air and Wauchula State Bank. Cost is $25 per person. Call 465-4331.