OptiVue Press Releases


OptiVue offers Free Vision Screenings for Back to School
Oregon, OH, 7/31/09
– In order to promote Children’s Health and Safety Awareness and in preparation for Toledo area children’s return to school in the fall, the Kidseyes Pediatric Program at OptiVue is offering free vision screenings for children grades K-6 on Fridays and Saturdays this August.

Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-aged children. Many vision problems begin at an early age, making it even more important that children receive proper eye care. Untreated problems can worsen and lead to permanent vision loss and delayed development. Vision problems in children can be serious, but if caught in time and treated early, your child’s good vision can be protected.

Because it is possible for your child to have a serious vision problem without being aware of it, infants should be screened for common eye problems during their regular pediatric appointments.
Screenings will be offered at the following OptiVue locations on the following dates:

August 7- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm @ 485 W Dussel Dr, Maumee
August 8- 10:00 am- 2:00 pm @ 485 W Dussel Dr, Maumee
August 14- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm @ 2740 Navarre Ave, Oregon
August 15- 10:00 am- 2:00 pm @ 2740 Navarre Ave, Oregon
August 21- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm @ 5733 Lewis Ave, Toledo
August 22- 10:00 am- 2:00 pm @ 5733 Lewis Ave, Toledo

No appointments are necessary.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com.

OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With six locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 


 


OptiVue offers Free Hearing Screenings This Monday
Oregon, OH, 3/2/09
– This Monday only, March 2, 2009, OptiVue will be offering Free Hearing Screenings at their Arrowhead location.
We don’t hear with our ears. Our ears receive sound, but we actually “hear” with our brain. The brain analyzes the signals our ears receive and processes them so we can understand and make sense of the sounds around us. This system allows us to listen to music, communicate with others, or turn toward the voice of someone we love. But accurate hearing also helps us learn.

Even mild hearing loss can interfere with one’s life and ability to process information. Just a slight hearing loss can have a negative impact on your ability to learn, socialize, and enjoy life. Untreated patients repeatedly say they are less likely to go out to crowded restaurants, for instance. They miss important information in meetings and make frequent and often embarrassing errors at work. As the problem grows worse, people avoid talking to them because of the additional strain.

28 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Despite these large numbers, only 16% of family doctors check for hearing loss as part of a regular physical.

For all of these reasons, it’s critical to get help. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time with free screenings offered at OptiVue.

Screenings will be offered from 9 am to 5 pm at OptiVue’s Arrowhead location

485 W Dussel Drive, Maumee, OH

No appointments are necessary.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com.

OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With seven locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 


 


OptiVue offers Free Screenings in February
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans
Oregon, OH, 2/12/09
– In order to promote general health and wellness, OptiVue is offering free vision, glaucoma, and hearing screenings on Saturdays throughout February.
Preventive eye care is important for everyone. Certain eye conditions and diseases can strike at any time in life, destroying healthy vision. Presbyopia and cataracts affect us all as we age, with more than half of all Americans developing cataracts by the age of 80. Glaucoma affects more than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older, with another million may be unaware they have this potentially blinding disease because there are no symptoms until it is in its advanced stages.
In addition to the millions of Americans with vision problems, 28 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Despite these large numbers, only 16% of family doctors check for hearing loss as part of a regular physical.

That’s why it’s important for patients to take advantage of these free screenings.

Screenings will be offered from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following OptiVue locations on the following dates:
February 7- 2740 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH
February 14- 533 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, OH
February 21- 485 W Dussel Drive, Maumee, OH
February 28- 1855 S Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH
No appointments are necessary.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With seven locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 


 

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans
Oregon, OH, 11/10/08
– November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Dr. William Martin, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of OptiVue and Chief of Ophthalmology at the University of Toledo Medical College, stresses how important it is for diabetics to schedule a complete dilated eye examination with their eye doctor at least once a year.

Approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost one-third don’t know they have the disease and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems. Early symptoms are often unnoticed; therefore vision may not be affected until the disease is severe and less easily treated.

Dr. Martin states that once you are diagnosed with diabetes, schedule a complete eye examination with your eye doctor, diabetes can affect your vision by causing cataracts and glaucoma. If you have diabetes, you may develop cataracts at a younger age and your chances of developing glaucoma are doubled.

The most common eye disease associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding condition in which the blood vessels inside the retina become damaged from the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes. This leads to fluids leaking into the retina and obstructing blood flow. Both may cause severe vision loss.

Early diagnosis of diabetes and most importantly maintaining strict control of blood sugar and hypertension through diet, exercise and medication can help reduce your risk of developing eye disease associated with diabetes.

Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at Kvondeylen@optivue.com.

OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With five locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 



OptiVue offers Free Eye Exams for Seniors age 60 and up
Oregon, OH, 10/10/08 – In order to promote Healthy Eyecare and the awareness of Cataracts in Senior Citizens. OptiVue is offering free eye exams for Seniors age 60 and up during the week of October 27-31, 2008.
Cataracts are simply a thickening of the lens in the eye, which can result from heredity, aging, diabetes, infections, or the use of certain medications like steroids. The major symptom is a progressive, painless loss of vision. Depending upon the location of the cataract, certain types of vision may be affected more than others.
The first symptom of a cataract can be glare, especially when looking into lights at night; and this can be associated with haze, which prevents clear visualization of the roadbed and highway markings. But to an astute observer, it's simply the loss of clarity of vision, loss of sharp images. The problem is that frequently cataracts develop very slowly, and minimal changes that become maximal changes are often overlooked or not noticed.
It's hard to remember sometimes what good vision is like compared with the gradual loss of definition that occurs with a cataract. This is especially true when the cataracts develop at about the same rate in each eye, so that there's no good standard of comparison.
There are several conditions that can affect vision, so it’s a good idea to have regular, annual check-ups with your eye doctor once you reach 40. Before then, adults should have an eye exam every 2-3 years.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Shelly Mills, Director of Human Resource at 419 697-3634 or via email at smills@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With seven locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 



OptiVue offers Free Vision Screenings for Back to School
Oregon, OH, 7/10/08
– In order to promote Children’s Health and Safety Awareness and in preparation for Toledo area children’s return to school in the fall, the Kidseyes Pediatric Program at OptiVue is offering free vision screenings for children grades K-6 on Saturdays in August.
Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-aged children. Many vision problems begin at an early age, making it even more important that children receive proper eye care. Untreated problems can worsen and lead to permanent vision loss and delayed development. Vision problems in children can be serious, but if caught in time and treated early, your child’s good vision can be protected.
Because it is possible for your child to have a serious vision problem without being aware of it, infants should be screened for common eye problems during their regular pediatric appointments.
Screenings will be offered from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following OptiVue locations on the following dates:
August 2- 1855 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH
August 9- 5733 Lewis Ave Toledo, OH
August 16- 485 W Dussel Dr Maumee, OH
August 23- 2740 Navarre Ave Oregon, OH
No appointments are necessary.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With seven locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.

 




Fireworks Safety News Release
9,300 Injuries Reported Every July Associated with Fireworks
Toledo, OH 6/25/08
- OptiVue Vision wants all residents of Toledo to know the dangers of consumer fireworks. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission reported that in July, 2003 over 9,300 injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms.

Eyes were the second most commonly injured part of the body with an estimated 1,400 fireworks related eye injuries treated. Firecrackers accounted for 24% of all injuries, followed by rockets (18%) and sparklers (11%). Firecrackers caused the greatest number of injuries in children 14 and younger, followed by sparklers and rockets.

Almost half (45%) of the injuries were to children under the age of 15. Males were injured three times more frequently than females.

Of the 700 estimated sparkler injuries, 400 were to children age five and younger.

Most horrifying, six people were killed by fireworks in 2003, including a two year old boy.

Dr. William Martin, Medical Director of OptiVue and Chief of Ophthalmology at the University of Toledo Medical Center encourages all residents of Toledo and surrounding areas to observe the following precautions:

• Fireworks are extremely dangerous. Always provide close adult supervision for any use of fireworks.
• Never allow young children to play with fireworks.
• Protect your eyes with safety glasses or safety goggles for both operators and spectators. Regular prescription glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses provide little or no protection against fireworks injuries and can actually contribute to the injury.
• Read and follow manufacturers label instructions carefully.
• Never use illegal fireworks.
• Never use homemade fireworks.
• Never put fireworks in glass bottles or containers, tin cans or clay pots since these objects can shatter and cause serious injury.
• Always have a fire extinguisher or large container of water on hand to douse fireworks that misfire.
• In the case of an eye injury, do not touch, rub or press on the injured eye. Seek immediate care from an eye doctor or a hospital emergency room.

According to Dr. Martin, "Fireworks injuries are largely preventable. To be absolutely safe, do not purchase, use or store fireworks of any type. Protect yourself, your family and friends by avoiding fireworks. Attend only authorized public fireworks displays conducted by licensed operators, but be aware that even professional displays can be dangerous."
 




Local Ophthalmologist Announces State-of-the-Art Advanced Vision Correction Procedure
Oregon, OH, 4/28/08
– As you may have recently seen on ABC, NBC, and FOX network news reports, there’s a state-of-the-art advanced procedure that is set to redefine vision correction called Visian ICL™. Dr. William Martin of OptiVue is the first surgeon in Northwest Ohio to be certified on this procedure.

Patients seeking vision correction that have been told in the past that LASIK is not an option for them now have an exciting advanced option with Visian ICL™, an implantable contact lens. Visian ICL™ is the first foldable lens of its kind to receive FDA approval. Unlike traditional contact lenses that are placed on the surface of the eye, Visian ICL™ is surgically placed inside the eye, providing what is called High Definition Visian™- an optimized vision correction experience that’s sharper, clearer, more vivid, and has greater depth and dimension.

The simple implantation procedure is performed on an outpatient basis by ophthalmologists who are certified in the Visian ICL™ procedure. According to Dr. Martin of OptiVue, “It’s the same procedure that I have performed on cataract patients for years, so it’s quite familiar to me.” The ophthalmologist makes a small incision where the cornea meets the white part of the eye and inserts the foldable lens, which unfolds into place. The procedure takes just 15 minutes and is done using topical anesthesia. Typically, patients can see very clearly within a few hours after the procedure.

Visian ICL™ is cosmetically pleasing, as well. The lens is placed in the posterior chamber, between the iris and in front of the crystalline lens. The placement makes it invisible to the patient and others. Further, the lens avoids contact with any eye structures, providing safety, stability, comfort, and predictable outcomes. Once in place, the lens stays there indefinitely and should require no maintenance. Except for outstanding vision and an annual checkup, the patient will forget the lens is even there.

Visian ICL™ is made of an advanced technology lens material called Collamer® which provides unique optical performance and unparalleled quality of vision. A highly biocompatible lens material, Collamer® works with the body’s natural chemistry, allowing it to remain in the eye permanently. What’s more, the lens material actually blocks UV rays from entering the eye. This unique “UV blocking feature” protects against the possible damage to the retina and potentially delaying the onset of cataracts caused by everyday exposure to sunlight.

More than 80,000 patients worldwide have had the Visian ICL™ procedure. The satisfaction rate among patients was impressive: 99.4% reported satisfaction three years after the procedure.

Visian ICL™ is being introduced by STAAR Surgical, Company, a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products.

If you are considering vision correction options, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Martin at 419-693-4444 to discuss the possibilities of Visian ICL™, the new 21st century option for vision correction.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With five locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.

 





Kidseyes Kickoff- A new pediatrics program at OptiVue
Oregon, OH, 4/30/08
– Announcing the Kidseyes Kickoff at OptiVue. On May 13, 2008. OptiVue will launch Kidseyes, the new pediatric vision care program at OptiVue.
The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development—now and in the future. As an InfantSEE® provider, OptiVue is dedicated to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, OptiVue will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost public health service.
Dr. Tierney is a 2007 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. She enjoys all aspects of optometry and concentrates the majority of her practice on primary care optometry, pediatrics, post-operative care and the treatment and management of ocular diseases. Dr. Tierney holds an optometric license in the states of Ohio and Michigan, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association. She is also an InfantSEE® provider. Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With five locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 

 





LASIK actually one of the most successful procedures in terms of patient satisfaction
Oregon, OH, 4/28/08
- ABC News and Good Morning America recently reported on a small group of patients who are unhappy with their laser vision correction surgery. Unfortunately, the report, while accurate, distorts the nature of this procedure since nearly 30 million people world wide have received the surgery and been happy with their results.

Dr. William Martin, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Section of Ophthalmology at the University of Toledo Medical Center says, “Laser vision correction is literally one of the most successful procedures in the United States in terms of patient satisfaction. Outcomes today with LASIK procedure are better than they have even been. More patients today receive vision of 20/20 then have ever received it in the past, and in fact, some patients may be able to see even better then they did prior to the LASIK surgery! The technology has advanced to the point that there has never been a better time to receive LASIK eye surgery.” Dr. Martin himself has performed over 20,000 refractive surgeries since 1996.

Last year in the United States, nearly 1 million patients underwent laser vision correction, and yet despite the very high frequency with which LASIK is done in this country, between the years 1998 and 2006, the FDA received only 200 reports of dissatisfaction with LASIK from patients receiving this procedure.

As Dr. Martin points out, while these procedures are safe it is important that each patient does their homework regarding the doctor they will be seeing. Patients should review the doctor’s credentials in order to determine how many procedures he has done and what training he has.

Patients may visit the website for the American College of Eye Surgeons, which certifies doctors in the performance of laser vision correction surgery. Patients may identify doctors in their geographic area who have gone the extra step to receive certification by the National Accrediting Board for the American College of Eye Surgery.

According to Dr. Martin, there is no doubt about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery. “Each patient should make sure that his doctor has the highest qualifications in order to make a safe and successful procedure even more successful.”
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With five locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.
 

 





Free Informative Seminar
Dr. William Martin and Dr. Brian Dudenhoefer of OptiVue present a free informative seminar discussing treatment options for cataract patients
Maumee, OH, 4/11/07
– On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 6:30 pm., OptiVue is hosting a free informative seminar at its Arrowhead location in Maumee. This free seminar, presented by Dr. William Martin and Dr. Brian Dudenhoefer, covers the variety of cataract treatment options that are now available.
Offering a seminar like this presents a great opportunity for doctors and patients in the Northwest Ohio area to learn about the amazing advancements in cataract treatment including implants that offer the possibility of freedom from glasses after cataract removal. OptiVue offers several of these implants including Multifocal, Toric, Visian ICL, Monovision Correction, Refractive Lens Exchange, etc.
Should you wish to speak to someone at our company, or require additional information, please contact Kylee Von Deylen, Marketing Coordinator at 419-697-3649 or via email at kvondeylen@optivue.com. More information about OptiVue can be viewed on our website, www.optivue.com.
OptiVue has been providing eye care for citizens of Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. In that time it has grown to be the areas largest provider of vision care services. With five locations in the Greater Toledo area, OptiVue provides convenient access to all our vision services in order to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles.

 
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