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2017 Spring Newsletter:New Hours, Sales, Giveaway, Ortho-K, VR & more!


Hello, Bright Eyes Patients! Welcome to our first email update of 2017. We have so much to tell you that we’ll get right to it:

Not One But Two Spring Events

Spring EventsSpring has sprung and we have 2 big events coming up! The first is our Spring Eyewear Show on Wednesday, April 26 from 4 to 8pm. This is a trunk show of all the Banana Republic and Smith Optics eyeglasses, including sunglasses. Win a FREE pair of prescription sunglasses from Smith! The second is the Spring Cleaning Sale Monday April 24 through Friday, April 28. The doctors are away at a conference most of the week, but both offices will be open – all eyeglasses and sunglasses on sale! Read more here.

Hours Reminder

Our Westchase office has new hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm. Wednesday is still 12-8pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and Saturday 9am-2pm. See all the details here.

Big News about Ortho-K!

We have been getting more requests than ever about Ortho-K, the overnight contact lenses that allows for clear, glasses-free vision. You might have seen Dr. Nate on the news! You can read about Dr. Nate’s daughter’s own experience with Orthok-K and also read more about the process here. Treehouse Eyes is an office in Washington DC that specializes in myopia control, and they did a story on Dr. Nate’s daughter.

VR Home Therapy is Live

We are one of the first eye doctors to offer Vivid Vision Virtual Reality Vision Therapytreatment for amblyopia and strabismus, but we are now able to offer this treatment as part of a home Vision Therapy program. This is a game-changer for patients both children and adults. If you are interested, call us at 813-792-0637.

Updated Website

You may have noticed that we’ve been hard at work on our website, especially pages on Myopia Control, Ortho-k, Vivid Vision and others. Check it out!

Other topics of interest from our blog

We’ve covered some important topics such as Top 10 For Screentime, Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month, Cleaning Your Glasses, The Importance Blue Light, & Eye Color.


Finally, we want to say that we are very thankful for all the Yelp and Google reviews. Most people find us through online reviews or word-of-mouth, and as a small business, we appreciate it! If you haven’t left a review, it would mean a lot if you did.

Thanks and have a great spring! 🙂

-Dr. Nate

Bright Eyes Family and Bright Eyes Kids

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Our Virtual Tour Scavenger Hunt

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It is the brand new Google Virtual Tour!

As you may know, a year ago we moved a few hundred feet into our new space. We love the new office and get compliments on it all the time. Well, we are very excited to be able to show off the new space not just in person, but from the comfort of your computer, tablet or cell phone!

And because we are SO EXCITED about our new Virtual Tour, we are holding a virtual scavenger hunt! Use it to look around the office and see if you can find the answers to these questions:

  1. Name 3 brands of glasses you can buy at Bright Eyes.
  2. How many Bright Eyes green coffee mugs can you find?
  3. Dr. Nate is sitting somewhere in the office. Where is he?
  4. What stuffed animal can you find?
  5. Name 3 differences between the exam rooms.
  6. What the jersey number of the football player on the plaque in waiting area?
  7. How many prescription swim goggles are on display at the counter?
  8. What image can you find in the 3D poster in the hallway?
  9. In West Park Village, what are our two neighbors?
  10. How many plants can you find inside the office?
  11. Where is the light bulb that is out?
  12. What is the brand on the glowing tower in the optical?
  13. What is Dr. Nate’s alma mater?
  14. Where do we keep the trampoline?
  15. What is your favorite part of the office?

Answer as many or as few of the questions as you want. Some are easier than others! The person with the most correct answers will win FREE SUNGLASSES! You can choose from Polaroid, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coach, Nike, and others! Summer is coming up and you know you want them!!

Just enter your answers here. You have until Friday, 4/19 to enter. Then we will announce the winner!

Oh, and while you are at it, consider leaving a review of Bright Eyes, if you are so inclined. 🙂

By Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
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The Second Frame FREE Sale!

I was all set to talk about the GIANT MYSTERY EYE that washed up near here, captivating nearly everyone. It was going to be all about eyes of different species and how unique they are for their environment and needs. But now that the mystery has been solved (SPOILER: It was a swordfish.), I have even better news.

For the first time EVER, we are offering a FREE frame sale. That’s right – buy one frame, get the second one free. Isn’t that better than a mystery eye? 🙂

We know that most people need two different sets of glasses: sunglasses, computer glasses, reading glasses, hobby glasses not to mention that people like to have different options for fashion. A professional pair, a fun pair, an edgy pair. etc. So for the next 30 days we are making it easy to buy two pairs – by offering the second frame free.

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I know. Some of you are thinking: “But I don’t need a second pair of glasses. I can pretty much do everything with this one pair.” And you might. You might have a prescription for one pair. But what happens if something happens to that pair? Are you able to do they important things in life without them? The answers is probably “No.” Because people need to be able to see every day and in every situation, it is helpful to think of glasses like shoes. Does one pair of shoes do everything you need? Work? Beach? Nightclub? Probably not.

So stop in. Check it out. The sale is good any every frame in place. And we have over 1,000 frames to choose from! Our talented staff will be happy to help you.

And the Winner is…..


We are pleased to announce that Kaye Brown is the winner of our sunglass sale Facebook contest for FREE SUNGLASSES! Kaye, just stop by at your convenience and we will set you up! Congrats!

And for all those that entered but didn’t win, you still have today and tomorrow to take advantage of the sunglass sale!


We Welcome Maui Jim with a BOGO FREE Sale!

Welcome Maui Jim

We live in Florida and protection from the sun is essential. That is why I recommend quality UV-blocking sunglasses for every patient, young and old. Longtime patients at Bright Eyes will remember that we once carried Maui Jim sunglasses. Patients loved the superior clarity the lenses provided and the stylish, durable frames. In response to patient demand, we are pleased to announce that we now have them in stock again! We are very happy about this and we think you will be, too!

In fact, we are SO EXCITED about the new Maui Jim line that we are going to be offering two special sales:

  • The first 5 patients to buy Maui Jim sunglasses (starting now) will receive their choice of additional Maui Jims FOR FREE. Yes, a true Buy One Get One Free Sale. The second pair can be for a friend or family member – or keep them for yourself! If you use contacts, this is a great time to get one prescription pair and one without prescription. Any second pair – equal or lesser value. But only the first 5 people. If they go in the first hour, then that is it for the BOGO, so come in quick! (Unfortunately, the deal will not apply to some vision plans.)
  • For EVERY patient that buys a pair of Maui Jims between now, up to, and during our Grand Opening event on Wednesday, March 7th, save 30%! So even if you aren’t one of the first 5, you can still get a deal. (And this does include vision insurance plans.)

So come in! Check out the new office! And save on Maui Jims while you can!

Free tickets to Tampa Improv!

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Wow, with all the stress and confusion from moving our office to a BIGGER and BETTER location (here’s the skinny, more on that later!) the Bright Eyes staff and I sure would like to blow off some steam! And there is almost nothing better for a good night out than some laughter at live comedy. It has been one of my favorite night time outings for years – especially when we lived in Chicago.

But you don’t have to Chicago, NYC, or LA to see some wicked funny comedy. Thanks to our friends at Improv, you can get your laugh on right in Tampa, and in honor of National Eye Health Care Month (see related post), they’ve graciously given us FREE tickets to hand out! Free funny? What could be better? 🙂

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So even though we are not seeing a full load of patients during our move across the parking lot, please stop in in the week and check out what dates we have left. First come first serve! Each coupon is redeemable for a ticket for two people on a specific night fro a specific performer, so check your calendar in advance.

So there ya, go. Have a great time and be sure to say thanks to the fine folks at Improv for donating the tickets!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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12 Days of Christmas Give-away!


That is right, we are celebrating the holidays by giving away 12 bottles of Intensity Academy hot sauce! Entering to win is easy! Just answer the question on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube! We’ll pick the winner each day and post the winning answer.

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The question of the Day is:

  1. Congrats to Steven!
  2. Congrats to Lauren!
  3. Congrats to Char-Lynn!
  4. Congrats to Colin!
  5. Congrats to Caroline!
  6. Congrats to Lisa!
  7. Congrats to Allie!
  8. Congrats to Char-Lynn! (again)
  9. Congrats to Tom!
  10. Congrats to Lisa!
  11. Congrats to John!
  12. Congrats to Kim!

I can’t wait to see some of the great answers! And, yes, you CAN win more than once, so you can answer more than one question. 🙂

Santa Hotsauce!

Thanks to Intensity Academy for the hotsauce and for being awesome!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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Think Your Old Glasses Were Ugly Enough to Win You Some Brand New Ones??

Friday Update:


At Bright Eyes, we know that contests are fun. So is looking through old family photos poking fun at your hideous glasses. So we thought, why not combine them and host the UGLY GLASSES Contest! We are so sure that some of our patients have been photographed wearing seriously ugly glasses, that we will be giving away a complete designer pair of glasses, prescription lenses and all, to one lucky person! How fun is that?

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Here is what you need to do:

  • Locate a photo of you in some truly atrocious/crazy/ugly-looking glasses.
  • Head over to our Facebook Page!
  • Fill out the form, upload the picture, and tell us why you should win!
  • Get everyone you know to vote for you!

Here are the complete rules:

The Ugly Glasses Contest begins 8:00 AM May 2, 2011 and ends May 30, 2011, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.

The Bright Eyes Tampa Ugly Glasses Contest is judged by Dr. Nate and the staff of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. Photos are judged with no discrimination towards sex, race, or age. Please submit photographs on-line through the contest application. Photos may not be mailed or brought to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. All decisions are final. Please ensure your information is completed accurately.

One entry per contestant. The winner will be chosen based a number of factors including ugliness of the glasses in the picture, degree of humor or uniqueness of the description of the picture, and level of public support for the picture. Participants are highly encouraged to get friends and family to vote their pictures “thumbs up”.

Winners will be announced on May 31st, 2011. The Grand Prize winner of the free glasses must come in person to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care select the glasses and pick them up. The Second Prize is a $50 gift certificate to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. The Third Prize is a $25 gift certificate to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care.

Contest may not be combined with vision insurance plans or any other discounts or offers. All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Bright Eyes Family Vision Care may use winning contestants’ name and photo for media promotion. There are no warranties or guarantees implied or assumed. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Can’t Wait to see those pictures!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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Donna wins FREE Linea Roma sunglasses!


Donna, the winner of the summer sunglass contest, came in and picked out some fabulous, FREE Linea Roma sunglasses today!

She was also our 100th foursquare check-in! And she won a gift certificate last year from the Tiffany & Co. contest. What a big winner she is! And it couldn’t happen to a nicer person! She’s been one of our biggest fans for a long time!

Stay tuned for your chance to win our next big contest! And in the meantime, don’t forget the sunglass sale we have going on: 20% to 40% on all sunglasses!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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FREE Sunglasses Contest & Summer Sale


Boy, the Social Media Day Meetup last night at Tampa Bay Brewing Company was great. Tampa really rocked it last night like I knew we would. It was fun to see lots of friends and patients there. We were happy to give away two Bright Eyes gift certificates. I don’t know who the lucky winners were, but if it was you, let me know. We’d like to give you a shout out!

If you’ve been a patient of Bright Eyes for a while, you know that we love to give away stuff! We’ve given away books, a pair of Tiffany and Co. sunglasses, Prada frames, Nike frames, multiple Coach frames, and more gift certificates than we can count!

And we are at it again starting today! It is summertime and that means it is time to give away some new sunglasses!

Here is how to win: Just go to the starfish picture on our Facebook page by clicking here. We have picked a pre-determined “winning point” on the picture. Tag yourself anywhere in the photo. That’s it. It is so easy!

On the morning of July 9th, whoever tagged closest to the winning point will be able to choose, in person, from our entire collection of Linea Roma sunglasses! (That’s the kind that I wear.) 🙂

But there is one catch: The picture must have 50 tags, or else there will not be a winner. Tag your friends and family or whoever else might want free sunglasses to make sure there are 50 people tagged before July 9th!

But wait, there’s more! Not only are we giving away sunglasses, but during the month of July every pair of shades is on sale. That’s right. Save between 10% and 40% on every line of sunglasses we carry: Linea Roma, Kate Spade, Costa Del Mar, Bulgari, Coach, Tiffany & Co, and more!

So tag the photo and stop by to check out the sale. If you have any questions, let us know. Good luck!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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