Dr Dawn Bearden and Visionary Eyecare (Independent Doctor of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters) have moved out of their location next to Lenscrafters. Visionary Eyecare and Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden were located next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise (INSIDE SawgrassMills Mall) for almost 15 years but, have now relocated to East Ft Lauderdale.
Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden is still seeing patients in Broward County and now seeing her patients for eye exams in East Ft Lauderdale at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear located at 1489 SE 17th St Suite 2J in Fort Lauderdale FL 33316. The office is on 17th St Causeway – just west of the 17th St bridge, Port Everglades and Bimini Boatyard. We are in the Southport Shopping Plaza with Office Depot and Ross. We are on the second floor – above Wells Fargo Bank and next to Diamante Day Spa.
All patient records and all of the high tech computerized equipment from Visionary Eyecare have been moved to this new location on 17th St in East Ft Lauderdale.
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The website for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear is www.FLEyecareEyewear.com and you can find them on Facebook at FLEyecareEyewear and YouTube at FLEyecareEyewear
The phone number for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear is 954-763-2842 and you can email them at FLEyecareEyewear@aol.com
Visit their BLOG at www.FLEyecareEyewearBLOG.com
We are sad to leave all of our friends at LensCrafters but, it was time to move on. We will miss LensCrafters but, we are excited for our new venture at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear. Call us if you need an appointment for an eye exam 954-763-2842
See you soon!
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Our Lead Technician, Carol Marsh-Urquhart and her very special friend, Corey
Two 11 year old kids – Corey and Alliston – came into the Visionary Eyecare
Office in Pembroke Pines… they were selling candy TO BUY THEIR OWN
school supplies when our lead tech, Carol Marsh-Urquhart
, was in charge. Carol
was so touched by their humbleness and exuberant entrepreneurial energy in finding a way to buy their own school supplies that she thought of ANOTHER WAY
to help them get their supplies.
She contacted her church – Christ The Rock
in Cooper City – and inquired about any program that would help kids in need. Carol
was able to get 2 book bags filled with school supplies for the two youngsters. She then called the kids, Corey and Alliston, who were extremely happy to FINALLY have their school supplies!!!
During this encounter, Carol
also had noticed that Corey had a very severe and cosmetically troublesome eye turn and thought about ways in which she could help him with his problem – maybe there was a way that she could help him get his eyes properly aligned….
spoke with our Eye Doctor, then connected him with Nova Optometry Pediatric Department for his specialized optometrist eye exam and then connected him with the Lenscrafters OneSight Program
so he was able to get a new pair of glasses.
also was able to contact a local Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr Bruce Miller, for Corey. After a couple of visits to the Ophthalmologist, surgery is now scheduled to correct Corey’s eye turn. Corey’s mother had absolutely NO IDEA
that her son’s eye turn could be resolved – she thought that Corey was just born that way and that nothing could be done about this very cosmetic eye turn problem. She thought that Corey would have to live with his eye turn forever.
Corey and his mother are now eternally thankful to Visionary Eyecare’s lead tech, Carol
, for helping her son to be able to live his life without this troublesome eye turn – called strabismus.
Posted in Children's Vision Care, Friends and Patients, OneSight.org / Gift of Sight, Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters)
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Our patient, Barry, gives a video testimonial about his eye exam experience at Visionary Eyecare (Independent Doctors of Optometry Next to LensCrafters) INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall.
Barry has had eye exams ALL OVER THE WORLD – England, Australia, Asia etc. He came to LensCrafters inside the Sawgrass Mills Mall looking to get a quick eye test done. LensCrafters referred him next door to the Visionary Eye Care office. Barry was used to paying a very minimal fee for a 10-15 minute eye test. He had no idea that an eye exam could be so thorough and comprehensive. When we started doing his eye exam – he was immediately “blown away” by the high-tech equipment, the thorough exam, all of the attention that was given to him and also the caring Optometrist who took A LOT of time to meet his exact needs to ensure that he was completely satisfied.
Barry decided to go ahead and get fit with bifocal contact lenses with Dr Dawn Bearden. An accurate bifocal contact lens examination, done correctly, usually requires several follow up visits. Barry lives in the Bahamas but, he was so impressed with the care at Visionary Eyecare – he decided TO CONTINUE TO FLY BACK AND FORTH to continue his eye care with the Eye Doctor here at Visionary Eyecare!!
Today he was so happy as he left our office – he now could see distance and read up close without wearing his glasses all of the time! He could also now wear those cool non-prescription sunglasses over his bifocal contacts when he is out on his boat or driving in a car during his worldly travels.
Barry says that he will definitely always come back here for his eye care and recommend Visionary Eye Care to all of his friends.
Now THAT is a happy patient!
Posted in Bifocals, Blurry Near Vision, Dr Dawn Bearden, Eye Test, Presbyopia, Sawgrass Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Testimonials, Videos
Tagged Bifocal Contact Lens, Bifocal Contacts, Eye Doctor Sawgrass Mills Mall, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Sawgrass Mills Mall, Eye Exam Sunrise, High Tech Eye Exam, Lenscrafters, Lenscrafters Sawgrass Mills Mall, Lenscrafters Sunrise, Optometrist Sawgrass Mills Mall, Optometrist Sunrise, Thorough Eye Exam, Video, Video Testimonial, Visionary Eyecare, Visionary Eyecare - Sunrise
Join Us THIS WEEKEND – Fri, Sat and Sun – Nov 13th, 14th and 15th for our Patient Appreication Event and the Lenscrafters Customer Appreciation Event.
We will be giving raffle tickets to EVERYONE who comes in for an eye examination during the event. One lucky person who gets an eye exam with the lucky raffle ticket will win a FREE IPod!!!
If it has been more than 12 months since you have seen an Eye Doctor….then NOW is the time to get your eyes examined!! Many eye diseases – like glaucoma, retinal detachments, retinal tears, eye tumors etc – do not cause symptoms so, it is very important to get your eyes examined yearly. Come in to see an Optometrist here at Visionary Eyecare this weekend – and you may win a FREE IPod! To schedule an eye exam online – CLICK HERE !! Or call us at 954-851-9949 to schedule your eye exam at our Sunrise / Sawgrass Mills Mall location for this special event.
LensCrafters will be giving away FREE Designer Eyeglasses and FREE Designer Sunglasses all weekend. They will also be offering 60% OFF of their lenses with the purchase of a frame. And right now – they are also running a GREAT clearance event – with 50% OFF select complete pairs of frames and lenses – see store for details.
EVERYONE who comes into the Sawgrass Mills LensCrafters during the event will also be given a FREE GIFT – just for stopping by! There will also be FREE food, FREE refreshments and also FREE vision screenings during the Patient and Customer Appreication event – THIS WEEKEND – Nov 13, 14, 15 2009.
We are located INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall – in between JCPenny and BrandSmart.
Posted in Online Appointments, Promotions, Sawgrass Office (Next to Lenscrafters), Special Events, Special Offers
Tagged Customer Appreication, Eye Doctor, Eye Doctor Sawgrass, Eye Doctor Sunrise, Eye Exam, Eye Exam Sawgrass, Eye Exam Sunrise, Eye Examination, Eye Examination Sawgrass, Eye Examination Sunrise, Eyeglasses Clearance Event, FREE Designer Eyeglasses, FREE Designer Sunglasses, FREE IPod, Lenscrafters Clearance, Lenscrafters Sawgrass, Lenscrafters Sunrise, Online Eye Exam, Online Eye Examination, Optometrist Sawgrass, Optometrist Sunrise, Patient Appreciation, Sawgrass Mills Lenscrafters, Sawgrass Mills Mall, Visonary Eyecare
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Josephine is a 42 year old, 160 pound gorilla that lives in Miami at the MetroZoo. She had severe cataracts that made her vision so blurry – they only allowed her to see shadows. The cataracts were impairing her vision to the point where her quality of life was becoming severely diminished.
Recently, Josephine underwent cataract surgery – which is a very common surgery for humans (especially here in South Florida) but, is extremely rare in gorillas (it has only been performed a handful of times). The surgery was very risky due to Josephine’s advanced age of 42 (gorillas usually live to around age 50) and the necessity to administer general anesthesia.
Josephine had top ranking human and veterinary Eye Doctors attending to her pre-op and her surgery. They were able to remove her cloudy lenses (cataracts) inside of her eyes and replace the old lenses with new, clear synthetic ones to hopefully restore the clarity of her vision once again.
Human Eye Doctor, Dr Frank Spektor, described her cataracts as “hard as baseballs” once they were removed from Joespine’s eyes. He also described the procedure as “Exhilarating….and exhausting.”
Posted in Cataract, Causes of Blurry Vision, Fun and Cool Stuff, News in the Media
Tagged Blurry Vision, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Cloudy Lenses, Dr Frank Spektor, Eye Doctor, Gorilla, Gorilla cataract, Gorilla Cataract Surgery, Josephine Gorilla, MetroZoo, Miami, Miami Gorilla, Miami Gorilla Cataract, Miami Gorilla Surgery, Ophthalmologist, South Florida, South Florida Eye Doctor, Vision
We Want To Wish
Dr Emily McCulloh
A VERY Happy Birthday!!
Happy Birthday to a
Allen Picture Eye Chart
Around 10 million school children in America have vision conditions that can negatively affect learning. This can be prevented by taking kids to get their first formal eye exam with an Eye Dr in an Eye Clinic BEFORE they enter school. A child’s first eye test with an Eye Doctor should be done between ages 3 and 4. At Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines, Sunrise (Next to Lenscrafters) and Davie (Next to Pearle Vision) – our Optometrists, Dr Bearden, Dr Tenn and Dr McCulloh, begin to see children at age 4.
Allen Picture Cards
A child does NOT need to be able to verbalize or know their alphabet for the examiner to perform a comprehensive eye examination.
There are numerous eye charts for children!!
Lea Flip Chart
Allen and Lea charts have pictures or shapes on them that youngsters can identify. The Broken wheel chart allows the child to tell the examiner which wheel on the car is “broken” . The Tumbling E chart (also known as the illiterate chart) allows a child to just POINT in the direction that the “legs of the E” are pointing in.
Allen Picture Eye Chart
Often our children can not express to us when they are having problems with their vision. They may not even realize that they are experiencing vision problems. Sometimes children will try to compensate for vision issues by closing one eye, rubbing their eyes excessively, squinting, skipping over words or loose their place when they are reading.
Kids may start having difficulty in school due to an “unknown” reason. A recent study indicated that up to 60 percent of youngsters that have been identified as “problem learners” or “learning disorder” actually suffer from an undetected visual condition.
Tumbling E Eye Chart
A vision problem is not suspected in many children because they were able to pass the school vision screening or the pediatrician vision screening. These children may still have visual issues but, they were not detected on the screening. Only a comprehensive eye exam, done by an Eye Doctor (Optometrist or Ophthalmologist) will be able to detect subtle vision problems.
Broken Wheel Eye Test
Vision issues need to be detected and corrected before age 7 to prevent lifelong problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turn (strabismus), learning disabilities and behavior problems.
Posted in Children's Vision Care, Eye Test, Vision Screening
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We Want to Wish
Dr Anna-Kay Tenn
A VERY Happy
You Are a Fantastic Doctor and
We Love You VERY Much!!!
This is a story of how an eye exam can actually change the course of a child’s life.
Jennifer is a loving mother of an 5 year old little boy. Her son is absolutely adorable and a really good child yet, in school he was being labeled a “difficult / problem child” and a “disturbance in the classroom”. He often did not want to pay attention in school, frequently “acted out” and even threw his books. He just did not seem to be interested in reading or learning – at ALL.
As a mother, she knew that this behavior in school seemed a bit odd and out of character for the sweet, loving boy that she knew her son to be at home. The comments from the school really alarmed Jennifer that something was definitely wrong.
Her young son had passed his Pediatrician’s vision screening, AS WELL AS the school vision screening but, acting on motherly instinct – she ignored the comments that “his vision is fine” and took him to see the Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden, for a routine eye exam. Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden, manages the Visionary Eyecare (Independent Doctor of Optometry) offices next to Lenscrafters in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise and also next to Pearle Vision in Davie.
During the routine eye examination – Dr Bearden discovered that Jennifer’s son was able to read the eye chart with just a little bit of blur but, he needed eyeglasses to correct the strain that he was feeling while reading. Once the strain was relieved from wearing the glasses full time…the child suddenly became more attentive in school and began reading ALL THE TIME.
Actually, he loved reading SO MUCH that he won an award from his kindergarten teacher for reading!! He even received an award from the school’s Principal for “Most Improved Reader”…he actually read 26 books within 30 days. WOW!!
Jennifer is now a HUGE advocate to have children get eye exams from an eye doctor and for parents NOT to be lulled into complacency by their child passing a vision screening. Her child could have gone through life in the classroom being labeled a “problem” and a “disturbance” simply because he could not see well and his eyes were being strained in school.
Jennifer states the following in her video:
No matter how well a parent THINKS their child sees well or if a child is labeled a “problem” in the classroom because he does not pay attention…it may just be because he can’t see well.
The eye exam has made a HUGE difference and my son has excelled, he is doing wonderful and his behavior is like “night and day”!
“I’m a big ADVOCATE…get your child checked by a (eye care) professional!!”
Posted in Blurry Near Vision, Children's Vision Care, Dr Dawn Bearden, Friends and Patients, Testimonials, Videos, Vision Screening
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