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GlassesUSA.com Promises Protection, Style, and Convenience with Their Largest Selection of Affordable Clip-On Sunglasses Available Online

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- GlassesUSA.com, the fastest-growing, leading online glasses store in the U.S., is the premier destination for all your clip-on sunglasses needs. Anyone aiming to maximize their glasses-wearing experience should consider clip-on sunglasses. With clip-ons, it is easy and convenient to turn any pair of prescription eyeglasses into prescription sunglasses.

Like sunglasses, clip-ons are a compact way of combining prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses, making them the perfect 2-in-1 combination. And with clip-on sunglasses, you don't have to spend time switching between pairs. They are also easy to use.

For example, if you have magnetic clip-ons, align the lenses with your frames. Science will do the rest. In the case of regular clip-ons, the lenses attach via a clip, usually around the nose bridge. To remove your clip-ons, pull them off.

Clip-on sunglasses come in a wide variety of stylish shapes and colors, and GlassesUSA.com offers the option to purchase clip-on lenses without frames. Discover GlassesUSA.com and their wide selection of clip-on sunglasses today at Clip-On Sunglasses | GlassesUSA.

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Ask An Optometrist to Improve Your Eye-Q

DENVER, Colo. -- The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado are answering commonly asked patient questions to educate the public on eye health. 2020 Eyes Colorado is the COA's public awareness initiative to promote healthy eyes and vision across the state throughout the year.

People frequently have questions about vision or eyesight but neglect to ask during their annual eye exam. A group of Colorado optometrists have created a list with answers of eight commonly asked questions or misconceptions about eye health.

Some of the questions our optometrists answer include:

* Can an optometrist diagnose diabetes just through an eye exam?

* Does eating carrots improve eyesight?

* What are the qualifications to be a candidate for LASIK surgery?

* Do blue light glasses and filters actually work?

"Educating Coloradans about eye health is extremely important, as is identifying misconceptions many patients have. This list of commonly asked questions allows the COA and 2020 Eyes Colorado to serve that purpose," says Dr. Jean DeMoss, Board President for the Colorado Optometric Association.

The list of questions and answers can be read and downloaded, along with many other resources about vision and eye health.

See the full list of questions and answers here https://2020eyescolorado.org/optometrists-answer-common-questions-about-your-eye-health/

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

Related link: https://colorado.aoa.org/

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Steps to Improve Independence When Living with Visual Impairment

DENVER, Colo. -- The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado are speaking out about how to improve independence and quality of life when experiencing permanent vision loss. 2020 Eyes Colorado is the COA's eye health public awareness initiative to promote healthy eyes and vision across the state throughout the year.

Visual impairment (low vision) may be defined as insufficient vision to do the things a person wants and needs to do. The loss of vision cannot be corrected by regular glasses, medical treatment, or surgery and can be congenital or the result of disease, and injury.

Common eye diseases that cause low vision may include macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal disease. These conditions can cause a permanent loss of central (detailed) vision, as well as a loss of peripheral (side) vision. People may have difficulty reading the newspaper, paying bills (even with reading glasses), recognizing faces, crossing streets, and seeing small print on their television.

Low vision care (also referred to as Vision Rehabilitation) helps people with low vision function as fully and independently as possible by providing devices, information, and technology.

Step 1: Get an Eye Exam by your Eye Care Professional

A thorough eye examination is imperative to diagnose the reason for your decrease in vision. The eye doctor will ensure that the patient is:

* evaluated for ocular and systemic disease

* receives proper medical treatment for any eye disease

* has the best eye glass prescription possible

Due to the underlying eye disease, new glasses cannot restore vision to a level that allows you see detail (small & fine print, faces, etc.) like you did before. The eye care professional may refer out to an optometrist specializing in low vision care. Also, requesting a referral for low vision rehabilitation is an option, if there is difficulty performing daily activities.

Step 2: The Low Vision Evaluation

A low vision exam with an optometrist specializing in low vision care, takes about one to two hours and is different than a typical eye exam. The low vision evaluation will focus on how the patient functions with the remaining vision and find strategies to maximize any remaining vision.

Patients can use the time during their low vision exam to discuss and understand their own specific vision goals and challenges. For example, improving facial recognition, writing, reading, color identification, and more. Bring any current glasses, magnifiers, or other low vision devices currently used, whether they are helpful or not.

Step 3: Discuss How to Make Reading Easier

A conversation about how to make reading with low vision easier can produce great results. A low vision specialist can make suggestions to address specific needs. For instance, a student might require a way to read notes on a whiteboard while in class and they can troubleshoot the challenges around this together.

Basic Modifications for Reading:

* Improve overhead & task lighting.

* Use of increased magnification such as stronger reading glasses, hand-held and stand magnifiers, hand-held and spectacle mounted telescopes, and electronic video magnifiers.

* Use of auditory and large print accessibility features on your smartphone, tablet, and desk-top computers.

* Use of audiobooks through the National Library of Congress Talking Book program.

Step 4: Discuss How to Improve Quality of Life at Home & Work

The eye doctor may refer a low vision patient to a:

* Certified Vision Rehabilitation Teacher

* Occupational Therapist who specializes in working with the visually impaired

* Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

These professionals work with the patient in their home, community, and workplace to ensure safety and independence.

Obtaining additional strategies and modifications are critical for maintaining independence. Adjustments and organizational practices can make a huge difference. The following techniques are commonly offered, but this is also the patient's chance to troubleshoot any current issues arising at home or work:

* Improve over-head and task lighting. Consistent lighting at home can reduce the risk of falls and disorganization.

* Use contrasting colors to help identity steps, railings, knobs, switches, and anything else that is difficult to detect visually.

* Remove hazards like rugs, cords, bulky furniture, or anything that could cause a fall or injury.

* Use large print labels and tactile dots to help identify objects, numbers on the oven or microwave, telephone, remote control, and computer keyboard.

* Create an organizational system to keep track of personal items.

* Label medications or use a color code system for identifying prescription and over the counter medications.

* Troubleshoot any challenges that prevent access to a healthy diet high in nutrient dense foods like leafy greens, berries, fish, nuts, and more.

For many people dealing with permanent vision loss, they feel they "CAN'T" do the things they want and need to do. With proper vision rehabilitation services, people will have many options to improve their quality of life and independence. Talk with an eye care professional today and ask for a referral to an optometrist specializing in low vision care.

Colorado's low vision specialists are listed below. Or find a Colorado optometrist here -- https://colorado.aoa.org/doctor-locator-search

COLORADO'S LOW VISION SPECIALISTS

Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, Clinical Diplomate in Low Vision, American Academy of Optometry
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Dr. David Simpson
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Shannon Kessler, OD, FAAO
VA Eastern CO Healthcare System
14400 E Jewell Ave
Denver, CO 80012
303-283-5386

Brian Meier, OD
49 W. Mill Street
Bayfield, CO 81122
970-884-2020

George Hertneky, OD
212 Cameron St
Brush, CO 80723
970-842-5166

Eddy Najjar, OD
7500 South University
Blvd., Unit 104
Centennial, CO 80122
720-389-8023

Craig Eckroth, OD
450 Pershing St., Suite 100
Craig, CO 81625
970-824-3488

Dr. Gregg Pusateri
5614 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-471-3200

Margaret "Molly" Dixon, OD, FAAO
320 E. Fontanero, #201
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-599-2020

Deanna Alexander, OD, FAAO
702 W Drake Rd, Bldg B
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
970-221-4811

Jennifer Zwelling, OD, FAAO
Valley Vision
904 Pitkin Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-2020

Dale Lervick, OD, FAAO
7586 W Jewell Ave # 104
Lakewood, CO 80232
303-233-7575

Kirk Matoba, OD
200 N. Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-988-2777

Neuro-Sight Vision Care - Drs. Jarvis, Politzer, and Chonka
333 S Allison Pkwy # 120
Lakewood, CO 802226
303-989-2020

Dr. Alex Zemke
2290 Kipling St Unit 1
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-238-9900

Craig Eckroth, OD
365 Anglers Dr Suite A
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-2020

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For any media inquiries, please contact: Kelli Catlin kcatlin@visioncare.org

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

Related link: https://colorado.aoa.org/

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Optometrists Speak Out About Colorado’s Dangerous Driving

DENVER, Colo. -- The Colorado Optometric Association's doctors of optometry are speaking out this month about dangerous driving in the state. Colorado optometrists are seeing a problem rising on the roads that impact more than just eye health. Fatal car accidents across Colorado have increased over the course of the pandemic even though less miles were driven.

In the first half of 2021, total Colorado traffic fatalities were up 15% with drivers under the age of 34 experiencing the largest increase in traffic fatalities*. With driving being 90 percent visual, unaddressed vision challenges increase the risk of car accidents at any age and being involved in a car accident can put your eyes at risk of injury. (*citation 1, below)

Car accidents cause an estimated 9,280 to 11,600 eye injuries annually*. Doctor of optometry urge drivers to modify risky behavior for increased safety on the roads. (*citation 2)

"Reducing car accidents and fatalities across Colorado is a combination of safer decision making and proper eye health. Risky driving puts your eye health, vision, and life at risk. We are asking two things of Coloradans to help make roads safer; get an annual eye exam and make safer decisions on the road," says Dr. Jean DeMoss, Board President at the Colorado Optometric Association.

Common eye symptoms and injuries from a car accident include; black eye, blurred vision, curtain-like shadow falling over visual field, detached retina, eyelid cuts, hyphema, increased floaters, scratched cornea, reduced peripheral vision, and more. Eye injuries from car accidents can be painful and can threaten vision. In addition, whiplash and concussions can cause visual system issues that impact one's quality of life and livelihood. Take precautions today to reduce the risk of a car accident.

Six Ways to Increase Safe Driving

1. Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam - Make sure eyesight and eye health are up to the task by getting an eye exam with a local optometrist. New legislation in Colorado requires that ages 21-79 attest to having an eye exam in the last year before renewing a driver's license. Coloradans who are 80 years or older must have an eye doctor provide a signed DR 2402 confirming that the individual has had an eye exam in the last six months and the results of that exam.

2. Reduce Distractions - With over 90 percent of Colorado drivers disclosing that they drive distracted, CDOT reports that on average 42 car accidents occur each day in the state due to distracted driving*. Anything that takes focus away from the road is a distraction including texting, eating, reading, navigating a smart phone or GPS system, talking to passengers, caring after passengers/pets, and watching videos. (*citation 3)

3. Use a Seatbelt for Every Trip - Seatbelt use reduces the risk of eye injuries in a car accident*. The CDC reports that seatbelt use reduces serious injury and fatalities in a car accident by 50%, but still 1 in 7 adults do not buckle up**. Make sure that everyone in the vehicle is using a seatbelt or a car seat/booster seat for younger passengers. Motorcyclists should wear a helmet to reduce the risk of brain injury and death in the case of an accident. (*citation 4; **citation 5)

4. Reduce Speeding - Of fatal accidents in Colorado, 35 percent in 2017 were speeding related*. Speeding puts you and other drivers at risk. The rise in fatal accidents can partially be linked to simply driving too fast. Remember to stay within the posted speed limits. It's better to be late than in an accident. (*citation 7)

5. Sober Driving - Driving under the influence increases your risk of a car accident or arrest. Roughly, 33% of U.S. car accident fatalities involve drunk drivers*. Don't forget that cannabis and some prescription medications count as impaired driving. (*citation 6)

6. Adhere to Traffic Signals - The AAA Foundation reports that 28% of car accident fatalities that occur at a traffic signal are due to running a red light*. It's simple to reduce the risk. Just stop. (*citation 8)

References:

1. https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/dangerous-roads-during-covid-19

2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4162731/

3. https://www.codot.gov/safety/distracteddriving

4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15642817/

5. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/seatbeltuse/index.html

6. https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/vision-zero/2019-report.html

7. https://www.forbes.com/advisor/car-insurance/drunk-driving-statistics/

8. https://www.colorado.aaa.com/news/red-light-running-deaths-hit-10-year-high

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association. COA has also launched a public health campaign called 2020 Eyes Colorado ( https://2020eyescolorado.org/ ).

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

Related link: https://colorado.aoa.org/

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Winners Announced for Second Annual Colorado Youth Art Contest

DENVER, Colo. -- 2020 Eyes Colorado and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) announce the winners of the Second Annual Youth Art Contest. Students grades 1-12 were invited to submit 2D artwork while reflecting on the value of their eyesight through the theme, "My Future Vision." The goal of the competition was to engage Colorado students in understanding the value of their eyesight and their own eye health. The COA sponsored public health campaign, 2020 Eyes Colorado, seeks to increase eye health awareness throughout Colorado communities.

87 Colorado students submitted paintings, drawings, digital art, and photography from all over the state. Many participants shared powerful insights on vision that will inspire other students to understand the value of their own eyesight.

Lexi Jay, Pine Creek High School Senior and first-place winner of her age group says, "In this piece, I hope to express the vibrancy and beauty that color has brought into my life and how it illuminates a dark world with its everlasting elegance. In my art, I use color to express my innermost feelings, allowing the small shifts in hues to tell a story that pictures and words simply could not portray. The art I create seeks to explain this complex narrative and thus I could not do what I love most without the tools delegated to me by my eyes."

One winner from each age group was selected based on scoring from the judging panel. Prizes include a $200 donation to each winner's public school, the high school winner receives an iPad Pro, the middle school winner receives a SketchBox Premium Subscription, and the elementary winner receives a Green Kids Craft Subscription Box.

The Second Annual Youth Art Contest Winners:

Winner Grades 9-12:

Lexi Jay, Pine Creek High School

Winner Grades 6-8:

Avery Reynolds, Boltz Middle School

Winner Grades 1-5:

Bernice Tan, Willow Creek Elementary School & Artistic Fox Studio

*View artwork submissions and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions here - https://2020eyescolorado.org/art-contest/.

Entries were scored by local Colorado artists; Matthew Lit, photographer, designer and educator; Alexis Davina, fine arts and portraiture; and Dr. Matt Buchanan, a Colorado optometrist.

"The heart and imagination in the entries this year was inspiring. It's an honor to be a judge, and a privilege to witness the vision and hope these kids have for their futures," said Alexis Davina.

Matt Litt explains, "The second year of this contest saw many great entries including some particularly creative art from the younger grade students. It is a pleasure and an honor to have judged this year's contest."

Stay tuned for the Third Annual Youth Art Competition in 2022.

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association. COA has also launched a public health campaign titled 2020 Eyes Colorado ( https://2020eyescolorado.org/ ).

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

Related link: https://colorado.aoa.org/

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Participating Colorado Optometrists Give Infants One-time No-cost Eye Exam Through National InfantSEE® Program

DENVER, Colo. -- Leaders in Colorado eye health advocacy, the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado, announce that participating local optometrists are offering no-cost comprehensive eye exams to infants 6-12 months of age regardless of income or insurance. These no-cost infant eye exams are part of a national public health program called InfantSEE®. This program is designed to improve a child's quality of life by ensuring proper eye health development in infants and early detection of any eye health challenges before learning is impacted.

"An infant's first comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist is essential in understanding their individual eye health and development. Vision screenings with a pediatrician can miss about one-third of eye health challenges and that can impact learning even before the child gets to the classroom," says Dr. Tom Cruse, President of the Colorado Optometric Association.

The InfantSEE program helps children start a lifetime of learning with healthy eyes. Colorado's doctors of optometry recommend eye exams at 6-12 months, age 3, and age 5, then every year following. Three eye exams by age 5 is the best way to ensure your child's visual system is ready for classroom learning.

Getting a no-cost InfantSEE comprehensive eye exam is easy!

Step 1: Locate a participating InfantSEE optometrist HERE https://colorado.aoa.org/doctor-locator-search (don't forget to check the box labeled "Show only InfantSEE® Providers").

Step 2: Call and schedule the no-cost InfantSEE eye exam.

Step 3: Begin a lifetime of healthy eye and vision care.

Learn more about InfantSEE: https://2020eyescolorado.org/infantsee-free-eye-exams/

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association. COA has also launched a public health campaign called 2020 Eyes Colorado - https://2020eyescolorado.org/.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

Related link: https://colorado.aoa.org/

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Eyeglass Wearers Finally Seeing Clearly with a Face Mask

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- After a long year, we're seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but face coverings will remain the new norm. The No Fog Cloth™ from EyeFi LLC eliminates the common inconvenience of foggy glasses that interferes with productivity at work, especially for healthcare professionals who are forced to wear goggles and face shields all day while wearing a mask. As students and teachers return to school, fog-free glasses will also help decrease anxiety and distractions.

The No Fog Cloth is a reusable anti-fog cloth that prevents fogging on all lenses, lens materials and coatings, particularly when wearing a facemask. It is the only patented microfiber cloth on the market and is proven to last all day. Rated #1 and recommended by thousands of professionals, including optometrist and opticians around the world.

"In March of 2020, it was hard to even find a mask. Today, people don't leave home without one. This has been an adjustment for all, but especially for the medical community, teachers, students, first responders and anyone who wears eyeglasses," said Lisa Mirabile, Director of Marketing, EyeFi LLC. "To keep glasses free from fog, sprays and drops haven't fared so well, and they're messy and awkward to carry. Face masks here for the long-term in the fight against the pandemic and the No Fog Cloth offers eyeglass wearers relief."

Great for eyeglasses, sunglasses, PPE/safety goggles, binoculars, camera Lenses and more, it's simple to use just by wiping lenses. Reusable up to 200 times, No Fog Cloth is the perfect travel size. It comes packaged in a re-sealable plastic pouch for maximum reuses and easy, convenient carrying in any size purse or pocket. Unlike sprays, there's no odor, no residue, just no fog.

For more on the No Fog Cloth and the March Madness Special pricing, visit: https://nofogsolutions.com/

About EyeFi LLC

NoFogSolutions.com is an EyeFi LLC company. We have over 100 years of experience bringing products to market and have thousands of satisfied customers. We carefully curate only the finest materials and search the globe for scientifically proven technologies that solve real problems. Our goal is to always be innovative in the products we offer and to deliver a superior customer experience. NoFogSolutions.com is providing a solution to support first responders, the medical community and other essential workers who are challenged every day with fogging lenses while wearing a mask.

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Eternal NYC Restaurant Week: Doctor LASEK’s Anecdote

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Park Avenue LASEK shared today the person behind the continuity of the exuberant NYC Restaurant Week for all these years: Emil Chynn. New York restaurant week is one of the most famous institutions for food enthusiasts in the United States. It provides the opportunity for the average person to enjoy and experience gourmet haute cuisine at famous establishments, many of which have Michelin star ratings, that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Restaurant week started as a onetime affair for the Democratic National Convention in 1992. It was a great success for all the delegates attending from out of town. Almost nobody knows who had the idea of extending restaurant week to become a permanent annual event. Interestingly, the person who came up with this idea was not a chef, nor a restaurant owner, nor a food critic, rather a prominent eye surgeon who was born in NYC and had an interest in cuisine.

"Why would I, Emil Chynn, be interested in extending restaurant week and putting my life at risk for fellow New Yorkers who are also strangers? Because I am very New York loyal and as a native New Yorker I am committed to doing initiatives to help my community," he says.

"For example, in the West Village I put up a lending library so that neighbors can borrow, lend, and trade books which was extremely useful during the pandemic because people were at home without normal social interaction. The following is the editorial I wrote to the New York Times which was published on July 15, 1992 with the idea of extending restaurant week to become an everlasting event and this initiative succeeded because it was rapidly adopted by several celebrity chefs.

"This year Restaurant Week is taking on added significance because of the pandemic as New Yorkers have faced a challenge of being the number one hotspot the past spring in terms of death. I was one of the few eye surgeons in Manhattan who kept my office open throughout the pandemic and I believe that New Yorkers need an occasion to cheer themselves up. Therefore, I am supporting Restaurant Week this year by giving coupons to anyone who visits my office for a Free LASEK Consultation to enjoy Restaurant Week on me!"

He adds, "Don't get me wrong. I'm as glad as the next New Yorker that we put on our best face for the Democratic National Convention. But why can't some of the great events we came up with be repeated every year?

"Today, for example, I had a memorable lunch at elegant Le Perigord for $19, courtesy of the delegate dine-out program. This evening, I strolled along Fifth Avenue, which was turned briefly into a pedestrian mall, with every museum along Museum Mile free to the public, and street artists and musicians performing on each corner. This, too, was organized for the convention.

"Finally, on my way home, I debated about taking the subway, which was particularly scary just last week. I needn't have worried. On the platform to greet me were not one but four of New York's finest.

"I realize these are days of financial constraint. But many of the best events were privately, not publicly, funded. If American Express and Coca-Cola can sponsor the dine-out program this year, why not every year, perhaps on a smaller scale, with more sponsors? Many participating restaurants, I hear, made money on the promotion, with free exposure, to boot. It takes imagination and commitment to improve our city. For the convention, New Yorkers have shown that we have imagination. Now let's see if our leaders have the commitment. EMIL WILLIAM CHYNN New York, July 15, 1992."

About Emil Chynn, Park Avenue LASEK:

Based in NYC, NY. Park Avenue LASEK, owned by Emil Chynn, is the largest non-cutting laser vision correction in the United States, and has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Discovery Channel, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He was the first eye surgeon in New York to get LASIK himself, and in 2001 switched to the newer, safer, non-cutting LASEK procedure, and since then has performed about 25,000 LASEKs, which is the most of any surgeon in the United States.

In 2019 Chynn became the first eye surgeon in the world to perform LASEK on himself, which he did to emphasize that this newer, safer, non-cutting procedure that he helped invent while at Harvard is so much safer than the older cutting LASIK procedure that it is possible to laser his own self! He was also the first doctor to arrive at ground zero on 9/11 and was the only medical doctor on that day who set up the triage center and emergency room.

You can see the photographs (which have been exhibited around the world) at https://parkavenuelasek.com/911-volunteer/.

Please contact us for more information and wishing you and loved ones a happy and healthy 2021!

Learn more about Park Avenue LASEK at: https://parkavenuelasek.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
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Owner and Surgeon Director, Park Avenue LASEK
(212) 691 - 4221
drlasek@gmail.com

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*Photo caption: Emil Chynn with his dog.

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Local Ophthalmology practice celebrates seven and a half years with Retina Specialist Matthew Cole, M.D.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Ophthalmology practice Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun celebrates a special seven and a half year anniversary to commemorate the addition of Retina Specialist Matthew Cole, M.D., to the team of Knoxville eye doctors.

A native of Johnson City, Dr. Cole joined Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun as Retina Specialist after finishing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and completing a year-long Retina Fellowship at UK. Since then, he has been consistently meeting an evident need for his patients.

There are many diseases that can specifically affect the retina, which is the thin tissue at the back of the eye responsible for converting light to images sent to the brain. Some common conditions and diseases of the delicate retina include retinal tear, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, among others. Virtually all of these conditions can manifest in vision problems, even blindness if left untreated. Those diagnosed with these conditions are likely to be referred to a retina specialist to combat the ill effects of any of these conditions.

"That's why having a doctor on staff who specializes in diseases of the retina is so important for our patients," Dr. Philip Campbell, Ophthalmologist, said. "All the doctors at the practice treat retinal conditions, but with Dr. Cole specializing in that area specifically, it provides a more focused avenue for care without any need for referral to an outside source. And our patients especially appreciate the convenient, time-efficient injections for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration that Dr. Cole provides."

Dr. Cole said he prides himself on his interactions with his patients. After all, when a person's vision is on the line, fear can certainly be a big part of the equation. But Cole makes it a point to be a reassuring voice amid the uncertainty.

"The fear of losing eyesight for many is a day-to-day burden," Cole said. "As a Retina Specialist, I enjoy being able to help calm the fears of my patients, which is certainly appealing. Helping their quality of life is what drives me to do my very best every time I visit with a patient."

In addition to being heavily experienced at retinal injections for diabetic and macular degeneration, Dr. Cole also highlighted ongoing advancements in technology with helping him provide that next-level care his patients deserve.

"I'm excited to be here," said Dr. Cole. "And it amazes me how much retina care is needed in this area. It just goes to show I made the right career choice."

Dr. Cole sees patients at offices in Knoxville, Farragut, Maryville and Sevierville. In addition to retinal conditions, he emphasized that he and the rest of the staff of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun pride themselves on serving the entire family's eye care needs all under one roof.

For more information on Dr. Cole or any of the services available at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, call (865) 584-0905 or visit https://www.ccteyes.com/.

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Knoxville eye care provider offers exclusive designer frames under the brand Optique 865

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- EyeCare Optical, a local eye care provider in East Tennessee, can now add the title of "designer" to its list of specialties thanks to the unveiling of a new line of designer eyeglass frames under the brand Optique 865. According to opticians at the practice, this new brand focuses not on only style and high-level quality but affordability as well, all while being exclusive to the practice.

A division of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, an established Ophthalmology practice serving East Tennesseans for over six decades, EyeCare Optical decided to branch out from its already sought-after services of providing top-rated eye care to Knoxville and East Tennessee residents by offering its very own Optique 865 line to give patients another choice in fashionable, yet affordable eyewear.

John Wolfenbarger is the Optician Supervisor at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun and EyeCare Optical. He says this new line of high-quality metal and plastic frames provides patients with not only the durability they seek in eyewear but also with very unique, fashionable options.

"These frames are very well built, very durable," he said. "These are exclusive to us. So, people know if they select a style from us, there won't be thousands of people walking up and down Gay Street with the same frames. No one else in East Tennessee carries them."

As for the distinctive designs, Wolfenbarger highlighted an interesting fact about the man responsible for producing the Optique 865 fames for EyeCare Optical.

"He was a big part of the success at Charmant, which is a major designer frame vendor for the last 40+ years," he said. "He was their frame designer, and now he designs our frames himself. So there's a lot of experience that goes into this frame design. The frames are handmade and just incredible at a very good price."

Frames and designs were hand-selected by the doctors and the opticians at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun and EyeCare Optical to be the finest available for their patients. Wolfenbarger emphasized that the hinges, in particular, were designed with the utmost durability and functionality in mind.

"They're good quality. To my knowledge, there hasn't been a single pair of them broken yet," Wolfenbarger added. "Great quality. They look good. I think the shapes are outstanding. And they're ours."

Wolfenbarger added that although the frames are backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

Wolfenbarger said EyeCare Optical is proud to serve the entire family's eye care needs all under one roof EyeCare Optical offers a wide range of designer frames in addition to Optique 865 in their on-site optical shops at six locations in East Tennessee, including North Knoxville (Fountain City), Hardin Valley, Oak Ridge, Farragut, Maryville, and Sevierville. For more information on Optique 865 or any of the services available at EyeCare Optical, call (865) 584-0905.

Learn more: https://www.eyecareoptical-knoxville.com/optique-865-designer-eyeglass-frames/

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