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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 […]

And the winner is of a year’s supply of Biofinity contact lenses is…

Diane Taylor! Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated in this promotion. We plan on doing this again down the road so watch for another chance to win. Don’t forget once we reach 300 Facebook fans we are giving away a complete pair of sunglasses. Prescription or non-prescription. Single vision, bifocal, or no-line bifocals. Whatever you […]

Christmas came early

Once again our staff gave me the Christmas gift of joining me at the Feed My Starving Children packing event.  This past Saturday afternoon most of the Regional Eyecare Center staff met at the Shawnee Center in south Cape Girardeau for 90 minutes of fast-paced food packing fun.  By the time our shift had finished […]

Win a year’s supply of contact lenses

  Like us on Facebook and enter our new contact lens promotion by clicking on the shamrock on the left below our profile pic for your chance to win a year’s supply of lenses.  Whether you are decking the halls, dashing through the snow, or driving your one horse open sleigh Biofinity contact lenses may […]

Nine across??

Our annual newsletter is hitting the mail today. We hope you find it informative. A new feature this year is a crossword puzzle. In case you find yourself stumped, here are the answers:   Across 7.      EMR—Abbreviation for electronic medical records 8.      DAILIES—Gives you a fresh pair of contacts every day 9.      SUNGLASSES—What you could […]

Securely access information from your eye care record online

We are pleased to offer you convenient, secure access to information from your eye care record through an online portal called RevolutionPHR.  The acronym PHR stands for “Personal Health Record” and represents an online location where you and only you can view important information about your relationship with us.   RevolutionPHR utilizes the highest standards […]