Center for Sight Founder Set to Retire After 35 Years, LIVINGSTON, December 14, 2016 - In 1981 Dr. Richard J. Ruckman established The Center for Sight in Lufkin. Over the years, as the business grew, The Center expanded to Livingston. After 35 years of dedication to excellence, Dr. Ruckman decided it's time to retire and look to new horizons in his life. "I have mixed emotions about my retirement from active practice" Ruckman stated. "I'm very proud of The Center for Sight, its facilities in Lufkin and Livingston, and I'm especially proud of the wonderful people that I've worked with over the years".
Dr. Ruckman established The Center for Sight in 1981.
Ruckman is leaving the business to company president, Dr. Daniel J. Kravitz. Dr. Kravitz will be joined by Dr. Aarika Menees, an ophthalmologist who has been in private practice in South Dakota for the past two years. A graduate of Rice University and Baylor Univerity, Dr. Ruckman is a nationally-recognized instructor, having authored numerous articles and having taught on a number of ophthalmic topics through The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
Sigotoka area of Fiji as part of the Benevolent Mission International to perform eye surgery. The team of 19 included ophthalmologists, optometrists, surgical technicians, anesthesia personnel, and other volunteers. All of the care was free to the needy of this region. 753 eye exams, 540 pairs of glasses, and 65 surgeries were performed in six days
Daniel J. Kravitz, M.D. is a 2004 graduate of Duke University and a 2008 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Aarika Menees is a graduate of University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.
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