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Our Condolences To The Family Of Our Patient – Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson had been a trusting and loyal patient of  Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines  for over 10 years.  Earlier this year he even recorded a public Video Testimonial for his Eye Doctor – Dr Dawn Bearden – which appeared on YouTube, our blog and our website.  Tragically, on Tuesday September 29th on the 10pm news,  Channel 7’s  reporter – Nicole Linsalata – reported that Scott and his wife (Julie) were found shot in their home in Pembroke Pines.  During the news report – they aired clips of Scott’s Video Testimonial for his Optometrist (Dr Bearden) that they found on YouTube.

According to the news report by Channel 7 – Scott’s 18yo son, Andrew, called police around 330am saying that someone had broken into their home and that his parents had been shot.  Scott and his wife were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was listed in critical condition and his wife was listed in serious condition.

The news report stated that Scott fell in love and married his next door neighbor (Julie) on the 4th of July of this year.  Friends said that he was a wonderful friend and a happy newlywed.

Dr Bearden clearly remembers Scott to be a very sweet, caring and loyal man.  She was shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic news of her longtime patient.

Sadly, the Broward edition of the Miami Herald reported that Scott died from his injuries on Friday Oct 2nd.

This case is still under investigation and if you have ANY information – please call Broward Crime Stoppers (www.wsvn.com) 954-493-TIPS.

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Sports Eye Safety Resolution for Children is Adopted by the Florida House of Representatives

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Children Wearing Protective Sport Eyewear

As reported on Twitter by Prevent Blindness America and Prevent Blindness Florida (@PBFlorida), the Florida House of Representatives adopted HR 9095, a resolution recognizing the seriousness of sports-related eye injuries in children and the importance of sports eye safety to protect the children of Florida.

Here is an excerpt from their website:

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, and 90% of these injuries can be avoided with the use of protective eyewear. Prevent Blindness America applauds the Florida House of Representatives for their commitment to children’s eye health.  For more information about sports eye injuries and how you can protect your child’s sight, visit the children’s sports eye safety section of the Vision Learning Center.

For a copy of the adopted resolution, click here.

Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Anna Kay Tenn, Dr Emily McCulloh and Dr Alyx Lin at Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines and Sunrise routinely ask about children’s sports and hobbies during the medical and social history portion of the eye exam.  Children under the age of 12 are routinely given a prescription for polycarbonate lenses for their eyeglasses.  This polycarbonate material is more impact resistant – which is important for children due to their active lifestyle.  If a child participates in any impact or ball sport – then the eye doctors at Visionary Eyecare will also recommend sports goggles for eye safety.

Sports goggles are excellent for protecting your eyes (in BOTH adults and children) while playing any type of impact or ball sport such as basketball, racquetball, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, rugby etc.  Many eye injuries can occur from a ball or racket hitting you in the face near the eye – or an impact with another player’s elbow, knee, head etc.  while playing the sport.

Some serious eye health issues that can occur from these impacts include retinal detachment,  subconjunctival hemorrhage (bright red blood spot on the white of the eye), ocular inflammation (iritis/uveitis)  and even cataracts or glaucoma that can occur YEARS after the injury to the eye.

In persons under 25 years of age, ocular trauma is the number one cause of visual loss.

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Lenscrafters Honors Dr Dawn Bearden With A Recognition Award For Delivering “Mind-Blowing” Patient Experiences Thru the Use of The Internet To Educate Her Patients and The Public On Eye Health Awareness and Annual Eye Exams

Dr Florian Safner, Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Ross Goukler, Rhonda Kratz RVP

Dr Florian Safner, Dr Dawn Bearden, Dr Ross Goukler and Rhonda Kratz - RVP of Lenscrafters

ATTENTION:

As of 9/1/2011 Visionary Eyecare and Dr Dawn Bearden will be moved out of the location next to Lenscrafters in  Pembroke Pines.


As of 11/1/2011 Visionary Eyecare and Dr Dawn Bearden will be moved out of the location next to Lenscrafters in the Sawgrass Mills Mall.

Dr Dawn Bearden will be happy to see her patients at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear located at:

1489 SE 17th Street

Suite 2J

Ft Lauderdale FL 33316

954-763-2842

www.FLEyecareEyewear.com

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@FLEyecare

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ALL patient records from  Both Visionary Eyecare Locations will be moved to the above location in Ft Lauderdale on the dates listed above.

In March, Lenscrafters held its annual “Summit” in Nashville, Tennessee for the company’s top executives and leaders.   Dr Dawn Bearden not only manages 2 Independent Doctor of Optometry Offices Next to Lenscrafters (In Pembroke Pines and Sunrise) but, she also serves on the Lenscrafters Optometric Advisory Council.  Dr Bearden was invited to the Summit along with other leading Eye Doctors affilitated with Lenscrafters.

Lenscrafters, who’s new brand story is “Lenscrafters Loves Your Eyes“, recognized several leaders of the company. Those who received awards had delivered above and beyond exceptional service and had a positive impact on the company, their peers, customers, patients and the public.   Dr Bearden was honored with one of these few distinctive awards.

Dave Reaves VP and Dr Dawn Bearden

Dave Reaves, VP of Lenscrafters and Dr Dawn Bearden

Here are some excerpts from the award:

What does someone who creates a Mind Blowing Patient Experience look like to me?

For those of you who don’t know her, she is an amazing clinician, entrepreneur and a Guru when it comes to using the internet for promoting eye care.

Spend two minutes on her website and you’ll be emotionally connected to her, her practice, her patients and her cause: educating the public on the importance of preserving sight.

This individual provides a consistent and a thorough eye exam experience that keeps her patients coming back year after year.  Which is great news, especially in those cases when her drive to deliver a consistent and thorough eye exam turns out to be life saving too.

  • Lenscrafters Summit Recognition Award

    Lenscrafters Summit Recognition Award

This is a story that is connected to this Doctor’s strong leadership.  Not only did she provide life-saving care to her patient, she then used her website and her blog to educate her peers and the public about the importance of annual eye exams with her story about her patient, Judy.

Judy is now this doctor’s patient for life and an advocate for the importance of annual eye exams.

We encourage you to go to the Visionary Eye Care blog and see Judy tell her own story…in her own words…its a beautiful thing.

This is a fantastic example of a Doctor who loves annual eye exams, loves eyes and most importantly loves life!!

That is what delivering a Mind Blowing Patient Experience means.

Dr Dawn Bearden and Executive VP of Lenscrafters, Frank Baynham

Dr Dawn Bearden and Executive VP of Lenscrafters, Frank Baynham

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Time Is Running Out to Use Your Vision Care Insurance Benefits and/or Flex Spend Accounts!! Get YOUR Eye Exam Before Dec 31st!

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We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy  Holiday season!!

Along with the holiday season comes the end of the year rush to get your eye exam and use your vision insurance benefits and/or your flex spending account.  It gets REALLY busy the last week of the year…so don’t miss out on your opportunity to see the Eye Doctor this year…use your vision benefits today!  You can use the links below to make an online appointment for your eye examination !

CLICK HERE to make an appointment at our Pembroke Pines Office


CLICK HERE to make an appointment at our Sunrise (INSIDE Sawgrass Mills Mall) Office

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Happy Holidays from Dr Dawn Bearden and

the Entire Visionary Eyecare Team!!

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Patient Appreciation Event at Pembroke Pines Eye Doctor Location Next to Lenscrafters (SE Corner of Pines and Palm) – Win a FREE IPod Touch & Lenscrafters Special is 60% OFF Their Lenses For Weekend Event!!

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Visionary Eyecare
Independent Doctor of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters
Pembroke Pines Office – SE Corner Pines & Palm
Your local Pembroke Pines Optometrist – Eye Doctor
(We Don’t Work for Lenscrafters but,
we DO tell you about their great events…
and we also hold awesome simultaneous events with them!!)


Join us for Our Patient Appreciation Event

along with the

Lenscrafters Customer Appreication Event

on

Friday Nov 14th

Saturday Nov 15th

Sunday Nov 16th


Everyone who attends will receive a FREE GIFT
just for stopping by!!

Also, stop in to get your FREE chair massage….and FREE food !!

Just for stopping by – you will also be entered into Raffles for:

FREE Designer Eyeglasses Prizes
FREE Designer Sunglasses Prizes
(all eyewear provided by Lenscrafters)

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Everyone receiving an Eye Examination
during this Patient and Customer
APPRECIATION weekend event
will be entered into a raffle to win
a FREE IPod Touch !!!

Schedule Your Eye Exam Appointment for this weekend event ONLINE with a Visionary Eye Dr !!

CLICK HERE
To Schedule Your
Eye Examination Appointment
ONLINE


Visionary Eyecare – Pembroke Pembroke Pines Office
(Independent Doctors of Optometry Next to Lenscrafters)
954-430-3808


Located on the
SE Corner of Palm and Pines
(near Bank of America)
CLICK HERE for Directions/Map of Pines Office


A Mary-Kay representative will be at the
event all weekend to provide
FREE Eye Designed Makeovers!!!

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Video – Child’s Eye Exam as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

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This is a great video (BEST VIEWED THROUGH YOUR FIREFOX WEB BROWSER) about a kid who is having his or her FIRST eye examination. When a child enters an eye clinic for the first time – there is usually some apprehension and fear (for both the child… and the parent!).

Viewing this great video with your child prior to having an eye exam can help explain some of the vision tests that the Eye Doctor and his/her support staff is doing. It will also help you and your child become more comfortable with what goes on during an eye exam. Believe it or not….an eye exam can be a lot of fun!

Visionary Eyecare provides eye exams for children at all 3 of our Broward County / Ft Lauderdale area Locations – Pembroke Pines (next to Lenscrafters), Davie (next to Pearle Vision) and Sunrise (Next to Lenscrafters and INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall).

We are providers for EyeMed and this excellent video was provided by EyeMed Vision Care.

If you are having trouble viewing this video…

You can see the video on the right side of this blog under the sidebar category “Visionary Eyecare VODPOD videos” (It is called: Video – Child’s Eye Exam) ….you can find it if you look on the right side of the blog at the sidebar categories and scroll all the way down 🙂

……OR……

Open your Firefox Web Browser and go to www.VisionaryEyecareBLOG.com to re-visit this blog.

If you don’t have Firefox – CLICK HERE TO GET FIREFOX.

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Poll – How Often Do You Get Your Eyes Examined by an Eye Doctor?

Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines, Davie and Sunrise always recommends an eye exam on a regular basis….

Do you know what we tell our patients about how often they should be having an eye exam??  If you read this blog…you probably already know the answer….

But the BIG question is – How often do YOU get your eyes examined by an eye doctor??

We will write a future post on this blog based on YOUR feedback in this poll….so make sure you vote!

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