Kirby Puckett Education Center opens at Phillips Eye Institute

May 11, 2008

Minneapolis-The Kirby Puckett Education Center has opened on the campus of the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-The Kirby Puckett Education Center has opened on the campus of the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. The family of the late Minnesota Twins baseball player, whose diagnosis of glaucoma ended his career in 1996, dedicated the facility April 30.

The center, which will be open to patients and visitors of the Phillips Eye Institute and to the general public as well, will house comprehensive education materials to help patients better the treatment of eye disease. Glaucoma testing and vision screenings eventually will be provided free of charge.

“We want to make sure that we are a part of glaucoma prevention and education, and the best way to do that is through comprehensive patient education,” said David Orbuch, president of the Phillips Eye Institute. “The Puckett family is an unfortunate expert when it comes to eye disease. Still, their passion for promoting better eye-health awareness in our community and their dedication to helping prevent eye disease in Kirby’s name are simply amazing.”

Many of the center’s resources will be made available through a donation from Pfizer Ophthalmics.