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Can Tampa Handle our HUGE Coach Give-Away !?!

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This year it will be three years that we’ve had this blog up and running and we’ve had over 50,000 page views. And to celebrate those three years, we are giving away 3 Coach frames! You could win FREE Coach sunglasses or Coach frames!

There are three ways you can enter, and no purchase is necessary. There will be one winner from each category.

1) Write a comment here on this post and tell us what you think of this blog. All comments welcome!

2) Become our Facebook fan and/or follower on Twitter. Then post a comment on Facebook Wall or mention @BrightEyesTampa in a tweet. UPDATE: You can enter via Twitter with our one-click contest entry!

3) Text the word “BrightEyes” to 74700. This will sign you up to receive occasional special announcements and deals from Bright Eyes and enter you to win the Coach eyewear.coach frames

On February 28, 2010, we will announce the winners on this blog. There will be one winner from each of the categories above and you can enter by any and all of the methods as many times as you want.

But take note. We are not going to pick the winners at random. From each group above, we will pick a winner that is compelling. The funnier or more interesting, the better. The more attention you draw to yourself (and Bright Eyes), the more likely you are to win. You could win by entering many times or one exquisitely-crafted entry. Continue reading

New features on the blog!

We spent part of yesterday upgrading the appearance the blog. Check out the Facebook, Twitter, and reader location widgets.

If there are any other features that you would like to see, please let use know! We’d be happy to look into it!

Dr. Nate

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

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Bright Eyes Patient Spotlight: Michele Northup

Here at Bright Eyes Family Vision Care, we have some very interesting patients. I am always amazed at the things that patients have going on. Whether it is starting a business, a community project, or personal hobby, our patients always having something fascinating to talk about.

So Bright Eyes has decided to feature our most interesting patient on our blog with a new series called: Bright Eyes Patient Spotlight! And although I have had a few ideas about who to Spotlight, Michele Northrup made it very easy by coming in and tweeting her entire eye exam on Twitter!!

But before we get to the exam tweeting, let me tell you about Michele. She is an incredibly funny, energetic woman. She is always doing a million things and has a million more ideas. One idea that has kept her very busy is her company Intensity Academy, that produces Award-winning hotsauces.

But I’m not the only one who has noticed. For one, Michele is a finalist for Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. This is a big honor and she is very excited about it. But she also is a sought-after social-media consultant, who teaches classes on how to market brands via websites likes Facebook.com and Twitter.com.

So now that you know a bit about Michele. You can see how she works in action, via her eye exam at Bright Eyes. Here is a sampling of Michele’s tweets, including pictures:

@Brighteyestampa on my way to my 1st eye appt with @NateBW & crew at Bright Eyes in Westchase. Twitter Tour of the appt to come. Stay tuned!

@BrighteyesTampa crew welcoming me for my 1st eye appt.


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Seeing 3-D testing depth perception. I passed w/ flying colors! @BrightEyesTampa

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@BrighteyesTampa checkin’ to SEE if my eyes are healthy & bright! Doc Nate & crew are GREAT! Dilation next!!

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@BrighteyesTampa ‘s fashion eye consultant! Helping me pick THE perfect pair of glasses!!!

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Here are the lenses I like…a neutral metal frame. Whatcha’ think???

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RT @BrightEyesTampa: If anyone wants to make an apt call 813-792-0637 or http://brighteyestampa.com. Say you saw us on twitter for discounts

RT @BrightEyesTampa: When you buy a compete pair of glasses at @BrightEyesTampa, mention Twitter or @MicheleNorthrup and get a FREE bottle of hotsauce!

@BrightEyesTampa bringing the whole fam. in to SEE the fab folks in westchase!I LOVED my appt so much yesterday I decided to rally troops!

So in honor of Michele being the first Bright Eyes Patient Spotlight and for being such a good sport, I am offering a FREE bottle of Intensity Academy hotsauce to anyone who purchases a complete pair of glasses and mentions that saw the ad on Twitter.

Cheers!

Dr. Nate

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

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Come to the Westchase Tweet Up!

Have you ever wanted to attend a Tweetup? Maybe you’ve read about it, but weren’t sure what it was all about. Well here is you chance. A Tweetup, is basically just a chance for people who use Twitter to get a chance to mix and mingle in person.

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The Westchase Tweetup will be July 18, 2009. We’ll have wine-tasting, Italian food, and cool people. If you want to check out the details and RSVP, the link is here.

So I hope to you some of you there!!

Be Well and have fun!

Dr. Nate

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

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Dr. B’s Recent Interview about Twitter

This time, I was the subject.

The interview lead goes like this:

If you think you’ve read everything you need to know about social media, maybe you should get your eyes checked. When you go, with any luck your optometrist will be Nathan Bonilla-Warford, O.D. in Tampa, Florida, as he can teach you a few things.

Nathan reached out following last week’s column about my optometrist uncle, who said my article was posted on an optometrists’ forum. His email signature included links to his Web site, Yelp listing, Facebook page, and Twitter account, and he later revealed he’s a blogger too. I thought his practical experience as a business owner grappling with social media should be shared with others. Here’s an exclusive interview with Dr. Bonilla-Warford.

If you want to read the whole interview, click here.

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

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

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Bright Eyes is Now on Twitter!

I like new technology, especially information technology. Bright Eyes isn’t the only eyecare facility in Tampa Bay that has a Facebook account, but we were the first. I now regularly “tweet” (write posts on Twitter) under the Twitter screen name “BrightEyesTampa” for the office. I connect with numerous eye and health experts on Twitter from around the globe to bring you the most up to date and cutting edge information in eye and health care news.

When you follow @BrightEyesTampa on Twitter you will always find interesting “tweets” about eye health care, eye health tips, inspiring quotes, health news, any new blog posts that were recently posted on our blog.

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Twitter is the FASTEST growing social network in history. According to Mashable – The Social Media Guide (@Mashable), Twitter has grown a staggering 1382% in the past year. In January 2009 alone, Twitter grew 50% in ONE month. Wow. This is a POWERFUL social media platform for those who understand how to harness its power.

Some people have the perception that Twitter is for people tweeting about what they ate for breakfast….this is NOT what Twitter is all about. You can connect with people in your local community or all around the globe who are experts in fields that you may be interested in learning about. People like Robert Kiyosaki (@TheRealKiyosaki), Donald Trump (@DonaldJTrump), Senator John McCain (@SenJohnMacain) Oprah (@Oprah), Larry King (@kingsthings) and more…all tweet regularly. Its truly a wealth of knowledge.

If you’ve never checked out Twitter….check it out. Maybe you will even decide to jump in, give it a try and start Tweeting – its a lot of fun and very educational!

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

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

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