Dr. Belmont’s laser vision correction treatment of NBC’s “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon was web cast in 2009. She performed a presbyopia (reading vision) laser vision correction procedure on Regis Philbin which was widely televised on “Live with Regis and Kelly”. Her corneal transplant surgery on Mandy Patinkin was also televised for CBS. His experience prompted Mr. Patinkin to become a spokesperson for the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration to increase public awareness of the miraculous, sight restoring, cornea transplantation procedure. Dr. Belmont has performed tens of thousands of surgeries on a diverse patient population, from movie and television celebrities, leading surgeons, newscasters, and pilots, to members of the special service and armed forces. Her skills and experience have made her a clear choice for Doctors who wish to undergo laser vision correction. With her hands, she has improved and restored vision, helping her patients to lead fuller, more productive lives through restored sight and the miracle of refractive surgery.
In her highly competitive, one-year Corneal Fellowship Program, Dr. Belmont has trained and mentored 18 Cornea Fellows to date and counting. The Fellowship focuses on cornea transplantation surgery and laser vision correction. Doctor Belmont and her fellows have been involved in multiple national FDA trials. These include no-touch techniques to correct refractive errors including nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness and presbyopia (the age-related inability to focus up close that leads to a need for reading glasses).
A spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and recipient of the Academy’s Award for Distinguished Services, internationally recognized as a pre-eminent specialist, Dr. Belmont is a member of the AAO’s Refractive Surgery Interest Group, the International Society of Refractive Surgery’s oversight committee on Laser Vision Correction, and the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration’s Medical Advisory Board. She ranks among the select few Doctors that were first to establish laser vision correction in the U.S. Dr. Belmont has been prominently featured in, among others: The Today Show, ABC News, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, NY1, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Parade Magazine, Eye World, Eye Net, and Ophthalmology Times.