We are excited to have partnered with Restoring Vision for a 1 for 1! They are a non-profit dedicated to providing new, high-quality reading glasses to people who would otherwise not have access. Beginning January 1 of this year, through this non-profit we donate one pair of new glasses for every pair we make here. With your help, our year to date is over 650 glasses donated!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017
We are excited to partner with Forever Fed again this year for a Christmas Box Food Drive! Forever Fed is a mobile food ministry that serves Cherokee County. The goal is to distribute 380 boxes to children receiving gifts through the Christmas Angels list. We have a collection box in our office, please stop by with your donations! :)You were so generous last year, let's keep it going!!
These are the foods that are most helpful:
Cans of beans (high protein - black, kidney, pinto)
Cans of fruit
Cans of vegetables
Cans of soup (chicken, beef)
Pasta (any kind)
Jelly (grape or strawberry)
Quart box of shelf stable milk
Bottle vegetable oil, spray oil, Crisco bar
Breakfast snacks (Pop-tarts, granola bars, protein bars)
Crackers (easy to chew - saltine, club or butter)
Additionally, our office will donate $10 for every new frame sold from now until the end of the year.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
We are often asked about costume contact lenses. These "Halloween" or "Dragon Con" lenses are very different than the mainstream cosmetic lenses that enhance eye color. Color enhancing lenses are made by the major domestic manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson and Alcon. None of the top manufactures make costume lenses. Many of these lenses come from unregulated sources overseas. The FDA has issued a warning about an influx of "counterfeit, illegal and unapproved contact lenses" including some with lead based materials! It is our strong opinion that costume contact lenses are not worth the risk!
Monday, July 17, 2017
Jason has bittersweet news. His wife earned an awesome promotion! ...that takes them to northeast Georgia. Jason is an excellent optician who has anchored our optical for years and we will miss him! We are so genuinely appreciative of all of his service to patients, and to our country as a combat veteran. We know he will be very successful in his next chapter as an optical manager in the Athens area. Today is his last day here so please come by to wish him all the best as he moves forward!!