March is Save Your Vision Month! We want to focus on digital eye strain and blue light.
According to American Optometric Association (AOA), “The average American spends more than seven hours daily staring at a digital device, while Millennials spend up to nine. Save Your Vision Month will address overexposure to blue light, high-energy visible light that can lead to eye strain and sleep problems, among other concerns.” These numbers seem high, but once you realize how much you stare at a digital screen, it is cause for concern. Desk workers stare at their computer for 7 or more hours a day, add in the time you are scrolling on your cell phone, plus the TV you relax to after dinner and you easily have 7-9 hours a day or more!
If you are from the St. Louis area, you know how great St. Patrick’s Day is in the city. The city is filled with the spirit of green and friendly faces. St. Louis even made Niche’s ’10 Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day list, coming in at number 9 in the nation. We are no strangers to the spirit of green. However, if you are not prepared and can’t find anything green to keep you from getting pinched (ha!) we got you covered!
While green hair bows and beads are fun for the day, those aren’t necessarily something you’d make a part of your everyday wardrobe. Green glasses, however, are a fun fashion statement that will turn heads on St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve got something for everyone online!
Just recently, a website was created to share insight on what certain forms of dyslexia can look like- and the results are a must-see. The goal of this website is to spread awareness for those who do suffer from dyslexia and for those who are not affected by dyslexia to appreciate how hard it can be to read or even do math.
Last Wednesday we hosted a Business After Hours Event for the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. We love getting the opportunity to mingle with our fellow business owners and community leaders. It is nice to spend time with the community outside of providing eye care to them. These events always make for a great evening of networking, food, drinks and fun. It was a great time to be had by all who attended. Continue Reading
It is national wedding month! Engagement season is just about over. According to WeddingWire.com, “Nearly 40% of engagements occur between November and February. The holiday season is the perfect time for many engagements, given that many couples have time off work and travel home to visit their families.” Some of the most popular dates to get engaged include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Valentine’s Day. That may explain the recent influx of proposal pictures on your Facebook timeline. Continue Reading
On February 9, we held a retirement reception for Dr. Pollock at our Oakville location. Throughout the night, approximately 150 people- patients, friends and family- came to give their gifts and say their goodbyes to our great doctor. Dr Pollock has been with Crown for over 20 years, and she will truly be missed by all employees and patients.
Dr. Pollock left us with, “This month marks the conclusion of my optometric career, having practiced with Crown Vision Center since 1995 and in Oakville for over 30 years. I am grateful for the inspiration and support of my family, patients, and staff. Thanks to Crown Vision Center, who made it possible to practice to the full extent of my professional training. I pride myself in adding an educational component to every exam so my patients can be proactive in taking care of their eyes for life.”
We have attached some photos from the event below- feel free to look!
Thank you, Dr. Pollock. You will be missed! Continue Reading