Eye Care Technology

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Annual Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Disease, Eye Conditions, Eye Diseases, home, Homepage, Technology | 0 comments

Eye Care Technology

At Okaloosa Eye Care, we strive to keep up to date with the latest technology to ensure quality care for our patients. Here is an example of some of the computerized technology that we have in our office as well as information on how each piece of equipment can enhance your eye care experience.

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2016: A Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in children's glasses, Comprehensive Eye Exam, Contact Lenses, Cornea, Eye Care Professional, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2016: A Year in Review

We can’t believe 2016 is almost over! Thanks to our amazing patients and staff, Okaloosa Eye Care had another wonderful year in 2016. Here are some of the highlights:

1. We added two new optometrists to our practice, Dr. Chelsea Evans and Dr. Jane Purdy. To learn more about these doctors and view their impressive resumes, click here.

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Meet Dr. Jane Purdy

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Meet Dr. Jane Purdy

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Okaloosa Eye Care is growing! We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Jane Purdy to our practice.

Dr. Purdy grew up in Missoula, Montana where she attended Sentinel High School graduating valedictorian in 2004. She then received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology degree from Seattle University in Washington state where she was granted an athletic scholarship to play collegiate softball. Dr. Purdy went on to graduate with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2013. While in optometry school, she was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship and commissioned into the United States Air Force.

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Meet Dr. Chelsea Evans

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Meet Dr. Chelsea Evans

Dr. Chelsea Evans

Okaloosa Eye Care is excited to announce the addition of a new optometrist, Dr. Chelsea Evans. Dr. Evans is a native of Whitley City, Kentucky where she attended McCreary Central High School and graduated as the 2007 Valedictorian. She then achieved her undergraduate degree in 2011 at Eastern Kentucky University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2015. While in graduate school she completed internships in primary care, ocular disease, contact lenses, pediatrics, vision training, optical, geriatrics and community eye care.

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2015: A Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in home, Homepage, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2015: A Year in Review

2015: A Year in Review

Thanks to our wonderful patients and staff, Okaloosa Eye Care had a great year in 2015. Here are some of the highlights:

Dr. Wanda Batson was invited to go to Scotland and tour the Optos Training Facility. While in Scotland, she also had the opportunity to tour St. Andrews and look for young Benjamin Franklin, the master of bifocals! (Benjamin Franklin received an honorary degree from St. Andrews in 1759.)

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Pediatric Eyewear for All Ages

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Child's Eyewear, children's glasses, Infant eyeglasses | 0 comments

Pediatric Eyewear for All Ages

Did you know that our optical department has frames for all ages, including infants and toddlers?  Infants and toddlers require durable eyewear specially made to fit pediatric patients.  In addition to several other pediatric frame lines, we carry Miraflex and Dilli Dalli, both designed for our smallest patients.   Miraflex frames are flexible, safe, hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial.  They come in several colors for both boys and girls. For more information on Miraflex frames and design, view their website at http://www.miraflexglasses.net/index.html.   Dilli Dalli frames are comfortable, durable, and feature IntelliFlex multiaction spring hinges.  They come in a variety of colors and styles for boys and girls.  For more information on Dilli Dalli frames and design, view their website at http://www.dillidalli.com. If your little one needs glasses, please feel free to stop by our office anytime during normal business hours.  No appointment is necessary.   Our staff is ready to help you find adorable, safe, durable glasses for your child.  If you are concerned that your child may need glasses and would like to schedule an eye examination, call our office at (850)...

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6th Annual Tailgate and Trunk Show

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in home, Homepage, Tailgate Party, Trunk Show, Uncategorized | 0 comments

6th Annual Tailgate and Trunk Show

Come join us for our 6th annual Tailgate Party and Trunk Show on September 17 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm!  This night only, we will have incredible discounts including 20% savings off your complete eyewear order and FREE non-glare treatment ($105 value)*.  We will also have food, drinks, and fabulous door prizes including a free pair of progressive lenses! A ClearVision representative will be at our show featuring frame brands Ellen Tracy, Izod, Jessica McClintock, OP, Junction City and more!  In addition to having an expanded selection of frames to choose from, our representative and great optical staff will be available to personally assist customers in finding the perfect glasses and sunglasses to fit their face shape and personal style.   If you have been dreaming of getting a new or second pair of glasses or sunglasses, you don’t want to miss out on this fun night of amazing deals!    *Cannot be combined with insurance or other...

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Ready for School

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Child's Eyewear, Eye Exam, home, Homepage, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ready for School

  READY FOR SCHOOL   Summer vacation is drawing to a close and it’s time to prepare our children for a successful school year. In your child’s classroom, digital devices may be available as learning tools. Although these devices are great resources for our children’s education, parents need to be aware of the visual risks associated with staring at screens for long periods of time and take the proper precautions to help alleviate eye and vision problems. So what can parents do to help their kids reach their full potential and be sure their eyes are ready for school? Schedule yearly, comprehensive eye exams A comprehensive eye exam from an eye doctor is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s education and overall well-being. Not only will an eye exam make sure your kids can read their devices comfortably, it will make sure their eyes are healthy. Through the Pediatric Essential Health Benefit in the Affordable Care Act, parents can take advantage of yearly comprehensive eye exams for children ages 18 and younger. And don’t be misled by thinking the screening that your school, or even your pediatrician may offer is complete. Many school screenings test only for distance visual acuity, but a child who can see 20/20 can still have a vision problem. Research from the American Optometric Association (AOA) American Eye-Q® Survey shows that 89 percent of parents mistakenly believe that vision screenings are an effective way to detect vision problems in infants and children. The 20-20-20 Rule To give the eyes a break, the AOA recommends the 20-20-20 rule: when using technology or doing near work, take a 20-second break, every 20 minutes and view something 20 feet away. Limit time spent on digital devices Many digital devices are still relatively new and the long-term effects are still being determined, so use devices in moderation. Today’s electronic devices give off high-energy, short-wavelength, blue and violet light. Early research shows that overexposure to blue light could contribute to eye strain and discomfort and may lead to serious eye conditions in later life. Comprehensive eye exams performed by an eye doctor are the only way to accurately assess eye health, diagnose an eye disorder or disease, and determine the need for glasses or contact lenses.  Call our office at (850) 683-0221 to schedule an eye exam for your child.  *Information courtesy of the American Optometric Association....

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SeeMore Sights this Summer!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Child's Eyewear, home, Homepage | 0 comments

SeeMore Sights this Summer!

School is out and SeeMore wants to wish all of you kids a safe and fun summer!   We also want to remind you about our SeeMore Sights discount for kids 17 and under.  With this discount, if you buy a frame at full price you will receive a FREE pair of polycarbonate, kid-safe lenses.  During the entire month of June, with each SeeMore Sights frame purchase, not only will you get a FREE pair of polycarbonate lenses, your name will also go into a drawing for a chance to win 5 tickets to the BLUE WAHOOS game on July 11, 2015! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  Call our office or stop by during regular business hours for more...

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Sports Eye Safety

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Child's Eyewear, home, Homepage, Protective Eyewear, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sports Eye Safety

 Healthy Vision Month:  Sports Eye Safety     According to the National Eye Institute, 90% of eye injuries could be prevented with better eye safety habits, including the use of protective eyewear.  Do your children play sports?  Are they protected? Let our friendly staff at Okaloosa Eye Care help.  We carry Liberty Sports frames that come in a variety of colors for both boys and girls.  These frames start at $180 and with our awesome SeeMore Sights discount, you can get kids-safe polycarbonate lenses for FREE.  You can also get non-glare or transitions lenses for an additional charge. For more fun facts on eye safety for kids, double click on the image below.  *Above image courtesy of National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH).  Featured front page image courtesy of Liberty Sports....

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