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Pumpkin Carving Contest

We want to see your pumpkin carving skills – whether your pumpkins are scary, funny, or better yet, wearing glasses!  Upload a picture to our Facebook page and the entry with the most likes by noon on Halloween wins a $25 gift certificate to Andy’s Frozen Custard.  The staff and doctors at Regional Eyecare Center […]

Experience the lens that feels like nothing

The earliest contact lens designs were manufactured out of glass. Although technology has improved dramatically since that time, comfort has always been the single greatest challenge for contact lens wearers. Recently we’ve had the opportunity to try out a new material from Alcon and so far we’ve been impressed. Pretty much every time a manufacturer comes out with […]


In case you missed the memo – school starts soon.  The tax-free weekend starts today in much of Southeast Missouri so go get those school supplies.  Don’t forget that one of the most important school supplies is good vision.  Studies show that 80% of learning comes through vision.  Although vision screenings are useful they have […]

U.S. Government-funded Study May Actually Save Money

The news lately is full of stories about government waste – from extravagant GSA trips to Las Vegas to the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to $300 hammers and $500 toilet seats.  Today’s Wall Street Journal reports on a study funded by our government that actually makes lots of sense and more than a few cents. To […]

Google Goggles (not iGlasses) are in the news

So on April1st we had some fun with the iGlasses concept but straight from ‘the truth is stranger than fiction’ department comes new information about Google Goggles.  We first mentioned them on our Facebook feed on February 23rd and more information has been published recently including a video that demonstrates what they might be capable […]

Exciting new iGlasses are coming soon!

We have recently learned that we will be one of the first offices to carry these exciting new eyeglasses soon. iGlasses integrate the content of your iPhone (sorry Android users) directly into eyeglasses.  Developments in nanotechnology have enabled manufacturers to project the screen image in much the same way as heads up displays on fighter […]

Duette Hybrid Contact Lenses

In a Facebook post in January we mentioned that we were starting to fit a new hybrid contact lens called Duette.  Since then we’ve fit several people with these.  We’ll be the first to acknowledge this lens isn’t for everyone but for the right person it does solve problems that other lenses can’t.  They are […]

Contact Lens Contest

Facebook fans –  don’t miss your chance to enter our “To Biofinity and Beyond” promotion!  On June 30th we will be drawing a lucky winner to receive a one year’s supply of contact lenses from the eligible entries submitted through our Facebook page.  It is very easy to enter the contest.  We keep your email […]

Office closing early April 13th and 15th

Regional Eyecare Center will be closing at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 13th and Friday, April 15th for staff training. We recently began the transition to electronic medical records and with that comes many hours of training. We hope to minimize any further disruption of our scheduled hours of operation. We apologize for any temporary […]

High Definition Retinal Images

  In 2002 Regional Eyecare Center became the first office in southeast Missouri to offer the Optomap.  In fact, at that time our office was one of less than 200 sites in the world where patients had the opportunity to experience wide field retinal imaging without the use of dilation.  Over the last 9 years […]