MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An army of friends deployed for Lt. Col. William T. Reeves Jr. They made sure he would receive the free LASIK laser vision correction he always wanted, when the soldier of three wars returned home to Montgomery.
Reeves won Primary Eyecare Associates' LASIK giveaway for "Hometown Heroes" late last year, when he still was serving in Afghanistan. The Montgomery eye care practice has been donating LASIK to community heroes for three years. Reeves received an unprecedented number of 330 votes from the public to be chosen.
Now, Reeves is home and just received his LASIK surgery. As a result, the veteran sees 20/10 – which is better than perfect 20/20 vision – without glasses or contacts, for the first time in 40 years.