Gailey Eye Clinic marked its 75th Anniversary by holding a Community Outreach Event May 13th and 14th. During the event, four patients referred by the Community Health Care Clinic (CHCC) received free cataract surgery at Gailey’s state-of-the-art surgery center, Bloomington Eye Institute. An additional ten patients received free vision exams at Gailey’s Main Street location in Bloomington. Dr. Ara Aprahamian and Dr. Robert M. Lee, along with a team of medical technicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and administrative staff donated their time and experience to provide the gift of sight to those in need.
To further celebrate Gailey’s 75 years in eye care, physicians and staff enjoyed an open house celebration on Saturday, May 14th. Retired Gailey physicians and several original patients of Dr. Watson Gailey shared great memories about Gailey through the years. These memories began in 1941 when Dr. Watson Gailey opened the clinic at 1008 N. Main Street in Bloomington. What started as a one-man venture has grown into a prominent practice with 16 doctors, 14 clinic locations, 2 surgery centers, and over 275 employees.
It is an honor to serve so many communities throughout central Illinois and we look forward to serving for many years ahead.
Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph, Bloomington IL