The CDC now recognizes progressive myopia (near-sightedness) as an epidemic. There is research to suggest the rapid increase in near-sightedness in the world is related to children spending more time doing near activities (reading, studying, playing computer work) and less time playing outdoors. In addition to increasing outdoor play time, there are medical treatments available to slow down the development of myopia. One such treatment is called ortho-keratology (ortho-k). Ortho-k is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for daytime glasses or contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep. Best of all, this technology has been shown to decrease the rate of myopia development in children. Call the office to learn more about ortho-keratology and other methods of controlling near-sightedness.
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Valparaiso Community & Festivals Events is hosting Sidewalk Days from Sidewalk Days from July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015. We will be open on Friday the 31st from 9-5pm and on Saturday from 9am-1pm. Stop by for great deals on frames and sunglasses!
Julie Grove, OD, FAAO, attended Academy 2015 New Orleans on October 7-10, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Academy 2015 New Orleans was the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Highlights of the meeting included nearly 250 hours of continuing education (CE) courses, scientific presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 170 companies exhibiting. More than 7,400 optometrists, vision care professionals, vision scientists and optometry students from around the world attended this prestigious meeting.
At this year’s meeting, Dr. Grove was awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Professionals who become Fellows of the Academy must complete a rigorous candidacy process. Candidates submit extensive written work and must also pass an oral examination. A panel of leading optometrists and vision scientists must approve both the written work and oral examination. Less than ten percent of practicing optometrists are Fellows of the Academy. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry constantly strive for the highest professional standards. The American Academy of Optometry annual meetings are recognized as presenting the latest in research and information on patient and vision care.
Congratulations to Dr. Grove!
We are having a Prodesign Denmark trunk show on August 6th. The Prodesign rep will be showcasing the entire collection of frames, and they will be discounted 40% off. We will also be having cupcakes from Designer Desserts, sparkling wine from Old World Market, and will be giving away hundreds of dollars in prizes, including a free pair of frames, gift cards, and Mary Kay make-up. Please come out for a fun-filled night, and spread the word!