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New Ray Ban Eyewear at Bright Eyes!

Bright Eyes is so excited about our newest frame line: RAY-BAN!

A well-known eyewear brand, Ray-Ban eyeglasses come in iconic styles such as the very popular Wayfarer, and come in colors from bold blacks to cool blues to flirty pinks. The bold geek-chic frames continue to grab the attention of people of all ages. You’d be surprised how many kids want glasses just like mom or dad! So we have children’s Ray-Bans too!

Ordered by popular demand, our Ray Ban frames are fit for the youthful adult and the trendy child. Ray Ban frames are well-made, comfortable, and fun, which is why patients have been requesting them for months. (Ok, ok, we heard you!)

If you’ve never been to Bright Eyes, but want to try some great Ray-Bans with our eyeglass fashion experts, we are located in the Westchase neighborhood of Tampa at 9912 W. Linebaugh Ave 33626. Our eye doctors are great with adults and children, and strive to provide the best eye care and an enjoyable experience.

Around this time of year people are in a rush to use-up their Flex Spending account before it’s too late. I think we got Ray Bans just in time! 🙂 For this season, we are offering a Holiday Special where patients receive $100 off a complete second pair of glasses.

Call to make an appointment with one of our optometrists before the end of the year – 813-792-0637. We currently accept these vision plans: VSP (Vision Service Plan), VCP (CompBenefits), EyeMed Access Plan, and Superior Vision. You can use your vision insurance for the first pair of glasses, and still take advantage of our Holiday Special to save $100 on a second pair of glasses.

Happy Holidays!

 

Dr. Nate

By Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care

End of Year Benefits

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Also, If you still have vision benefits with your employer’s vision plan such as:

  • Vision Service Plan- (VSP)
  • CompBenefits- (VCP, HumanaVision)
  • Eyemed
  • SuperiorVision
  • others

Your vision benefits for 2011 may go unused if you do not act now. Your vision insurance offers you quality healthcare at deep discounts. We remind our patients each year so they may take advantage of the benefits before the end of the year. Your insurance entitles you to a comprehensive eye examination and either a pair of quality eyeglasses or a generous allowance towards contact lenses. Co-pays do apply as well as upgrade options.

If you have questions, contact your employer’s HR department. You can also contact us to determine the last time you used your benefits. We look forward to seeing you soon.

New EyeFiles Video on How Computer Use Can Affect Children’s Vision

Have you ever flown on an airplane? While watching the luggage come and go, you’ve probably noticed that all of the workers have large earmuffs on. Why earmuffs in Florida? They wear them because the planes are loud! Workers at airports need to protect their ears so the noise won’t hurt them and cause hearing problems.

Workers in offices also have to be careful, not usually from loud noise but from computer use. Just like repeated exposure to loud noise can cause hearing problems, long hours focusing on the computer or digital device can cause eyestrain and vision problems. This is called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and it can lead to problems like watery, irritated eyes, headache, neck pain, and reduced efficiency at work.

Every day, I talk to patients who deal with computer vision syndrome, and I recommend ways that they can protect their eyes and vision. The right computer set up and lighting is important. Taking breaks is important. For some people, I prescribe computer vision glasses to help relieve eyestrain. You can read more about this in an article I wrote for Mashable called 5 Important Tips for Better Eye Heath in a Digital World.

But protecting our eyes and ears is not just for adults or just for work. In fact, children may be even more susceptible to certain problems than adults because they are still growing and developing. And increasingly, much of their work AND play takes place on digital devices, so parents need to be aware of how computers can affect their children and their eyes.

I’m happy to share that VSP Vision Care has a new EyeFiles video out specifically about computer vision syndrome and children:

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For more specific information, check out this handy Question and Answer handout that I helped VSP Vision Care create to accompany the video. It discusses:

  • What digital eyestain is
  • How it can affect kids
  • What the symptoms are
  • Steps parents can take to reduce symptoms

If you have any questions or concerns about how the computer or handheld device is affecting your children’s eyes, please stop by or call us. You can also read previous CVS blog posts here.

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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New Sports Vision Video with NBA Star Tyreke Evans and VSP

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This new video from VSP is great! Not only is it pretty fun and entertaining, but it also makes a great point about the importance of vision and activities like sports. I’ll be honest I don’t know who Tyreke Evans is, because I don’t follow basketball, but I do know that vision is very important for sports! Not only do you need to see clearly, you and have to have good peripheral vision and good visual reaction time; all of these things are necessary to win. The great thing is that if there are problems with any of these things, they can be fixed with corrective lenses or vision therapy!

This video shows that protecting your eyes on the court or on the field is very important. Regular glasses are not designed for sports and are actually less safe than sports glasses. And don ‘t worry, the modern sports glasses are way cooler than the ones I had when I was a kid! Stop by Bright Eyes to check out some of the new models.

The VSP video also does a great job of highlighting the American Optometric Association’s recommendation that the first eye exam should occur at six months, then three years, then before kindergarten, assuming nothing is wrong.

If you have any questions about your little one’s vision, have concerns that vision may be interfering with sports, or whether or not they are protecting their eyes sufficiently during sports, ask us!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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VSP’s Ask an Eye Docotor: Live Q and A about Computer Vision Syndrome

qmWith American workers now spending over 858 million hours a day using digital devices and kids consuming electronic media up to 7.5 hours a day, health problems caused by computers aren’t going away any time soon.

In fact, vision problems related to computer and hand-held device are so common, they collectively have a name: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). I talk about CVS literally every single day with patients.

That is why I am so excited that VSP Vision Care, the largest eye care benefits provider in the US, is hosting a live ‘Ask an Eye Doctor’ web event next Tuesday. It will feature me discussing and answering questions about CVS. I’ll talk about what it is and how you can keep your eyes comfortable when using digital devices.

Here are the details:
Register here: https://my.dimdim.com/vspvisioncare (Check out the widget on the top right)
When: Tuesday, September 21 at 2:00pm EST 11:00am PST

What: A live Q&A about Computer Vision Syndrome, a common condition that occurs in people who spend extended time in front of a computer screen.
Where: https://my.dimdim.com/vspvisioncare ?

If you have questions about CVS that you’d like to submit, email them to me at AskDrNate@brighteyestampa.com.

You can also find more info on CVS here:
http://vspblog.com/2010/07/29/eye-health-for-the-workplace/

See Well!

Dr. Nate

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

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Dr. Nate’s “Workplace Vision” guest post for VSP Blog

Many of our patients have VSP as their primary vision plan. VSP is the largest and most influential of the vision plans and for the last several years they have embraced social media to help educate their millions of member on eye and vision heath issues.

Recently, VSP contacted me to see if I would be interested in writing a guest post for their blog on vision at the workplace. Since Computer Vision Syndrome is a specialty of mine, I was happy to contribute. The result is this blog post. You can also watch a very cool video, download an eye health guide for the workplace, and enter to win an IPad at VSP Facebook page here.

Dr. Nate

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

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