Triad Eye Medical Clinic prepares for McAlester opening – McAlester News-Capital: News


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The facility will be located at 1001 E. Wyandotte Ave. in the building Drug Warehouse previously occupied. The company plans to be open for business at the end of December 2015 or beginning of January 2016.

“Moving to McAlester is just a natural fit,” Triad spokesman Andrew Harris said. “McAlester is seeing a vibrant economy, people are moving there and there is a need for that kind of eye care. We want to provide the citizens of that part of the state with the most advanced care for their eyes.”

Triad Eye is a surgical and disease treatment provider — not a primary vision care provider. The Triad Eye Medical Clinic will bring surgical outpatient facilities to Pittsburg County, a service that has forced a drive to Muskogee or Tulsa in the past. The clinic in McAlester will feature a LensX Laser System for cataract removal as well as an iFS laser for blade-free lasik surgery. The Triad Eye Medical Clinic in Grove does not have the LensX Laser system and the iFS laser is only currently available in Tulsa.

Maria Scott is a McAlester resident who was in need of cataract surgery. Her local optometrist referred her to Triad Eye Medical Clinic. Scott drove to Muskogee for testing, and then went back later for her surgery. She says it would have been nice to have a clinic in town when she had her surgery, but she is glad to know that others will benefit in the future.

“It will help people that are here and even in rural McAlester and Pittsburg County,” Scott said. “When you are having eye surgery you have to have someone take you and that makes it hard on transportation. My daughter had to take me, but it can be difficult for some, especially the elderly.”

Triad Eye will bring in five to 10 new jobs as the company hires clinical and front office staff. The company has shown the city preliminary plans but doesn’t have a building permit yet. McAlester Community and Economic Development Director Leroy Alsup is excited about the clinic coming to McAlester.

“It’s a tremendous asset,” Alsup said. “A lot of our people in town use it and they have to drive to Muskogee. Now they’ll be able to do that here.”


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