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25% Off Designer Frames or Polarized Sunglasses

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On February 2nd

It’s a new year. Do you need a new look? We’ve got just the discount for you!

ecof-framesGet 25% Off Designer Frames or Polarized Sunglassesat Eye Centers of Florida Optical Shops

Expires February 29, 2016. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Print this coupon or show it on your mobile device to redeem it.

Check for an Eye Centers of Florida location near you.

$100 Off Lip Fillers at ECOF Aesthetic Center

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On January 28th

Lips

 

It’s the time of year for chocolates, flowers, and kisses! To celebrate, we’re offering $100 off two of our popular lip fillers at the Eye Centers of Florida Aesthetic Center.

 

silk-logo$100 Off Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over 21 years of age.

$100 Off JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra

Juvederm_Ultra_Plus_XC_4cJUVÉDERM® XC Ultra is the first and only non-surgical hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to smooth wrinkles around your nose and mouth for up to one year with optimal treatment.

Not sure which one is right for you? Make an appointment for a free skin care analysis and we’ll be happy to discuss your aesthetic goals.

Print this or show it on a mobile device to claim $100 off each syringe before February 29, 2016.

Free Glaucoma Screenings for SHARE Club

Posted by admin On January 14th

Glaucoma

Eye Centers of Florida will be providing free glaucoma screenings at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, leading to permanent vision loss. The best way to prevent the damage is to catch glaucoma early. Since the symptoms aren’t detectible on your own, it’s important to get regular tests. It could save your vision!

Where: 2000 N Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL
When: Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
RSVP Required: 239-533-7207

Tests are free for SHARE club members. Learn more about SHARE club at Lee Memorial.

Image courtesy Flickr user National Eye Institute.

Dr. Jake M. Rockman Joins Eye Centers of Florida

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On January 14th

Dr. Jake M. RockmanFORT MYERS, Fla. – Eye Centers of Florida welcomes Board-Certified Optometric Physician Jake M. Rockman, O.D. Dr. Rockman holds a Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Rockman’s professional memberships include the American, Florida, and Southwest Florida Optometric Associations. Dr. Rockman sees Eye Centers of Florida patients in North Naples on 877 111th Ave.

About Eye Centers of Florida

Founded in 1971 by Dr. David C. Brown, Eye Centers of Florida is an eye care provider with 20 doctors. Eye Centers of Florida accepts Medicare and all forms of insurance and has helpful staff available to assist patients in processing medical claims. Eye Centers of Florida also offers Care Credit, an interest-free financing program.

For more information or to set an appointment, visit www.ecof.com, call (239) 939-3456 or stop by any of Eye Centers of Florida’s Florida locations in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston, Immokalee, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Naples, North Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte.

Free Vision Screenings For Pacific Tomato Growers 2015

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On December 7th

Pacific Tomato Growers

On December 19, 2015 Dr. Brown and his team will provide free vision screenings to members and families of Pacific Tomato Growers in Immokalee, Florida.

Dr. Brown provided free vision screenings to about 500 people at last year’s event. This year, we’re expecting at least that many people to attend again. In addition to free vision screenings, we’ll also be providing hearing tests and giving out free T-shirts.

Many people who attend this event don’t have access to health insurance and can’t afford eye care. Dr. Brown believes strongly in giving back to the community by making his expertise available to those who need it. We’re proud to be on Dr. Brown’s team!

Pacific Tomato Growers is a fourth generation, family-owned, national grower-packer-shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Red Ryder BB GunEach year, 250,000 children under 15 are admitted to the emergency room after being injured by a toy. How can you keep your children safe from eye injuries this holiday? Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

1. Make sure children wear eye protection around projectiles.

Projectiles from BB guns, airguns, and paintball guns often cause eye injuries, some severe enough to require surgery. In most cases, injured children were not wearing protective eyewear when using the toys.

2. Check with your eye doctor about protective lenses for your child’s sport.

Sports are a fun and healthy way for kids to keep active. But many eye injuries are sustained while playing. In addition to buying the right sports gear, don’t forget eye protection with polycarbonate lenses.

3. Keep toys made for older children away from younger children.

When you have children of different ages, sometimes a toy that’s appropriate for an older child may get into the hands of a younger sibling. It’s a good idea to check age labels and keep toys out of reach of children who are too young.

4. Set a good example.

Nothing beats adult supervision. Talk to your children about playing safe, and teach them by modeling. When you take care to protect your eyes, your children will learn from your good example.

Photo courtesy Flickr users Mike Mozart and L’eau Bleue.

Eye Centers of Florida Expands Cape Coral Office

Posted by admin On November 9th

Cape Coral ECOF OfficeCAPE CORAL, Fla. – Eye Centers of Florida is expanding its Cape Coral office by moving to a larger suite in the Coralwood Shopping center on November 23, 2015. The office will be overseen by doctors under the direction of Dr. David C. Brown.

The larger suite contains more exam rooms, allowing the eye care provider to see more patients.

The expansion comes one month after Eye Centers opened a new office in North Fort Myers, about 10 miles north of its Cape Coral location.

The new Cape Coral office will be located at 2301 Del Prado Blvd S #820 on the northeast corner at Veterans Memorial Parkway. Patients who need directions to the new office locations should call (239) 939-3456 or visit www.ecof.com/locations.

About Eye Centers of Florida

Founded in 1971 by Dr. David C. Brown, Eye Centers of Florida provides comprehensive eye care and skin care services. Eye Centers of Florida accepts Medicare and most forms of insurance and has helpful staff available to assist patients in processing medical claims. Eye Centers of Florida also offers Care Credit, an interest-free financing program.

For more information or to set an appointment, visit www.ecof.com, call (239) 939-3456 or stop by any of Eye Centers of Florida’s locations in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston, Immokalee, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Naples, North Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte.

25th Annual Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On November 9th

BSAIn 1999 Dr. David C. Brown was awarded the “Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award” by the Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his outstanding and selfless service to the community, state, and nation.

This year marks the 25th annual celebration of this award. In addition to honoring outstanding community leaders since 1991, the celebration raises money for the Boy Scouts of America. The financial support helps over 26,000 children and 3,000 adult volunteers in Southwest Florida.

ECOF will be representing Dr. Brown at this year’s award dinner on November 19, 2015. Dr. Brown believes strongly in giving back to our community and the importance of a quality scouting program for our children.

Learn more about the Southwest Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On November 9th

Eye CheckupDid you know diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans?

About 29 million Americans over age 20 have diabetes, but nearly 30% don’t know it, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Because the symptoms of diabetes can go unnoticed, many people are unknowingly at increased risk for diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, or glaucoma, all of which can be made worse by high blood sugar levels.

Our advice? Get an annual physical from your primary care physician to detect abnormal blood sugar levels early. And if you have diabetes, schedule annual checkups with your eye doctor to monitor the risks and symptoms that may accompany your situation.

Early diagnosis, diet, exercise, and medication can all help reduce your risk of vision loss.

Dr. Micah Brienen Joins Eye Centers of Florida

Posted by Eye Centers of Florida On October 13th

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Eye Centers of Florida welcomes Board-Certified Optometric Physician Micah Brienen, O.D. Dr. Brienen holds a Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Brienen’s professional memberships include the Florida and American Optometric Associations. Dr. Brienen sees Eye Centers of Florida patients in North Naples on 877 111th Ave.

About Eye Centers of Florida

Founded in 1971 by Dr. David C. Brown, Eye Centers of Florida is an eye care provider with 20 doctors. Eye Centers of Florida accepts Medicare and all forms of insurance and has helpful staff available to assist patients in processing medical claims. Eye Centers of Florida also offers Care Credit, an interest-free financing program.

For more information or to set an appointment, visit www.ecof.com, call (239) 939-3456 or stop by any of Eye Centers of Florida’s locations in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston, Immokalee, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Naples, North Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte.