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Friday, December 28, 2012

Vistar to open at lake

Smith Mountain Lake's health care options continue to expand. Vistar Eye Center is slated to open an office in the Westlake Professional Park in late spring.

"They have been thinking about it for many years and realize there's a need out there," said Beth Kolnok, Vistar spokeswoman.

According to Kolnok, the office will have one in-house physician with rotating surgical physicians.

Patients at the Westlake Vistar branch will be able to receive comprehensive eye exams and can purchase eyeglasses or contact lenses from its optical shop.

Surgical consultations can be made at the Westlake location, Kolnok said, but surgical operations would be performed at the Roanoke Valley Center for Sight in Salem.

Vistar began operations in the Roanoke Valley in 1995 and currently maintains a staff of 17 opthamologists and optometrists.