John G. Yassin, M.D., is pleased to continue his role as a National Consultant to the Walter Reed Ophthalmology Residency program. He is the longest serving consultant in this role which has included some of the most prestigious names in Ophthalmology. He presently serves as their consultant in Contact Lenses. This discipline is required by the accrediting body of residency programs. Until six years ago, he was their consultant in Oculoplastic Surgery.
The residency has twelve residents making it amongst the largest in the country. The move of Walter Reed to the National Naval Center in Bethesda has now been completed. The new facility, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is state of the art with cutting edge technology in all aspects of eye care. The updated technology applies to the use of contact lenses that are used to visually rehabilitate those active duty personnel who cannot be aided without the use of contact lenses. This increase in vision is appreciated by those that have sustained injury during military combat or those with existing ocular disease.