April 02, 2013 @ 08:58 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
What do Kate Spade® and Maui Jim® have in common?
The entire line of both of these designers will be displayed at our Spring Optical Trunk Show on Wednesday, April 10 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM....that's what!
Save up to 30% on all of our frames and designer sunglasses while you sip of glass of wine and browse! Plus, enter to win a pair of Kate Spade® sunglasses!
March 13, 2013 @ 10:01 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
On Saturday, March 23, we will be performing free macular degeneration risk assessments in our office from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A quick 5 minute screening with the QuantifEye® device along with your medical history will allow us to determine your risk for developing macular degeneration.
In order to assist you better, we are taking reservations for the screenings. Click here to request your reservation online, or call our office at 314-542-3600 today to reserve your spot!
March 12, 2013 @ 07:58 PM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
"Trouble with the Curve" is a movie about Gus Lobel, (Clint Eastwood), an aging baseball scout trying to ignore the signs of aging that are affecting his ability to do his job...most notably, his vision!
What are the risk factors of Age-Related Macular Degeneration? What can you do to minimize your risk?
(Photo credit: popscreen.com)
February 19, 2013 @ 08:43 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Do you wear glasses or contact lenses and want to be less dependent on vision correction as you go about your day? Not a candidate or interested in surgical corrections like LASIK? Do you have a child who is nearsighted and you want to slow the progression of nearsightedness?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a solution for you!
At Mulqueeny Eye Centers, we offer many vision correction options including LASIK - laser vision correction, glasses and specialty contact lenses. Now, you can correct your vision while you sleep by utilizing a method called CRT - Corneal Refractive Therapy and in many cases, be glasses and contact lens free during the day!
What is CRT and how does it work? Find out here!
February 05, 2013 @ 10:26 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Check out our Sweetheart of A Deal in our Optical Center and save big on your next pair of glasses, plus treat your Sweetheart!
January 11, 2013 @ 11:52 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
New tools within the last few years have advanced the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome.
We now have a way to effectively measure the quality of your tear film using device called TearLab™ Osmolarity.
January 11, 2013 @ 08:47 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Dry eye symptoms can increase dramatically during the cold winter months. Here are a few changes you can make today to winterize your eyes and help alleviate the aggravating symptoms of dry eye!
December 03, 2012 @ 07:36 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Save up to 50% off on select Designer frames including Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, Michael Kors and Versace!
Plus, receive a FREE scratch resistant and UV coating with your purchase!
Hurry! Limited quantities. Sale ends 12/31/12.
November 09, 2012 @ 07:15 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Dr. Emily Thomas is a Visianary!
It was a very emotional day last Thursday for Emily Thomas, OD of Springfield, MO. Why?
Emily who has been extremely nearsighted and dependent on glasses or contact lenses since she was a young child, decided to have the Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) procedure. To be able to see the clock and her Mom's face immediately after the procedure sent us all looking for tissues!
November 05, 2012 @ 09:47 PM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
What do you get when you marry a rigid gas permeable contact lens to a soft contact? It's the new Duette™ HD and Duette™ Multifocal hybrid contact lens!
Those of us who wore contact lenses years ago know that RGP's (rigid gas permeable lenses) were our only choice back in the day. Though they provided excellent vision, they definitely were not the most comfortable contact lens to wear. The tiniest speck of dust or mascara under the lens could send you running for a tissue!
Now, you can have the best of both worlds...the great vision of a rigid lens AND the all-day comfort of a soft lens!
Read on to find out more!
October 26, 2012 @ 06:37 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Beginning today, Oct. 26 through Nov. 4th, your purchases using the Glennon Card will save you 20% at participating retailers!
And, the best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Glennon Card will directly benefit the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Want to know more? Read on!
October 02, 2012 @ 07:31 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
It's not just the devil that deserves to wear Prada...or Dolce & Gabbana!
Join us on Wednesday, October 10th for our Trunk Show featuring these fabulous lines in our Optical Center!
What's a trunk show you might ask? During a trunk show, vendors display their entire lines of ophthalmic (prescription) frames and sunwear to the public to try on and purchase.
What a great way to see all of your favorite designer spec's all in one place!
And, a great way to SAVE too!
September 12, 2012 @ 10:39 PM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Cafeteria Plan, Section 125 -- are all terms used to describe an employer-sponsored benefit for employees to fund out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision and in some cases, child care expenses.
Money deducted from an employee's paycheck into an FSA account is done so BEFORE taxes...which at the end of the year saves you money by reducing the amount of income tax you pay!
But. you must use it by the end of the year....or, lose it!
September 06, 2012 @ 08:49 AM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
Do you have a question about your eyes or vision? "What's Your Eye-Q?" is our new question and answer forum where patients can get expert advice and answers from our doc's.
Got a question? Ask away!
Today's question is "Why don't they have contact lenses with UVB protection?"
August 10, 2012 @ 01:51 PM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
August back-to-school time signifies the unofficial end of summer. Make sure your child is ready by having their vision checked before school starts!
Need to know the warning signs that your child might have a vision problem? Read on!
July 23, 2012 @ 11:40 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
The hallmark symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth*.
As an Accredited Dry Eye Center, Mulqueeny Eye Centers offers the latest technology in the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome. If you suffer from dry eye associated with Sjogren's, call us today to find out new treatment options for you!
*source for this article credited to defythedry.com
July 20, 2012 @ 08:25 AM -- by JoAnn DeRousse, COT
July is Cataract Awareness Month at Mulqueeny Eye Centers and we've been talking about signs/symptoms of cataracts and steps you can take to delay their development.
Before lens implants were available, patients who had cataract surgery had to wear "coke bottle" glasses after their procedure to get better vision.
Ever wonder where the concept of implanting an artificial lens in the eye came from? Read on!
July 17, 2012 @ 03:19 AM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
Some researchers now believe that cataract development - the yellowing of the intraocular lens - may be a potential cause of sleep disturbances!
July 10, 2012 @ 07:30 AM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
Age, family history, gender, race and certain medical conditions are risk factors for cataract development over which we don't have much control.
There are, however, some lifestyle changes we can make to prevent or at least delay the development of cataracts.
Here are 5 precautions you can start today!
July 08, 2012 @ 09:34 AM -- by Andrew J. Biondo, OD
Did you know that cataract formation is the leading cause of treatable blindness in all parts of the world? The good news is that cataracts and the visual impairment that they cause is easily treatable.
In the United States, more than half of Americans will have developed significant cataracts or undergone cataract surgery by the time they reach age 80.
Here are 7 must-know signs/symptoms that you may be developing cataracts!