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Acuvue Advance Plus survey

If you were recently prescribed Acuvue Advance Plus contact lenses we have an opportunity for you to earn a $10 Reward Choice® gift certificate by completing this survey. Reward Choice® gift certificates are a universal gift certificate that can be redeemed for use at more than 350 popular retailers, catalogs, restaurants, travel and entertainment providers! […]

The To Biofinity and Beyond Contest Winner is….

Thanks to everyone who registered for a chance to win a year’s supply of Biofinity contact lenses.  Our fans are great!  The winner of the promotion is…drum roll…Barbara Breedon!!!  Congratulations!!!!    We had fun with this promotion and hope you did too.  In fact, we’re planning on doing this again soon.  Watch our Facebook feed and […]

Contact Lens Contest

Facebook fans –  don’t miss your chance to enter our “To Biofinity and Beyond” promotion!  On June 30th we will be drawing a lucky winner to receive a one year’s supply of contact lenses from the eligible entries submitted through our Facebook page.  It is very easy to enter the contest.  We keep your email […]

We’re name droppers…but just this once

We hate to be name droppers but we had quite a star studded line up on our schedule yesterday afternoon.  American Idol judge and lead man for Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, was on the schedule.  His daughter, Liv, along with Freddy Fender were also on the list.  That’s right, Regional Eyecare Center in Cape Girardeau is […]

Office closing early April 13th and 15th

Regional Eyecare Center will be closing at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 13th and Friday, April 15th for staff training. We recently began the transition to electronic medical records and with that comes many hours of training. We hope to minimize any further disruption of our scheduled hours of operation. We apologize for any temporary […]

High Definition Retinal Images

  In 2002 Regional Eyecare Center became the first office in southeast Missouri to offer the Optomap.  In fact, at that time our office was one of less than 200 sites in the world where patients had the opportunity to experience wide field retinal imaging without the use of dilation.  Over the last 9 years […]

What’s In A Name?

A recent article in the New York Times reports that a man in Long Island was inadvertently provided Durasal (a salicylic acid solution used as a wart remover) instead of Durezol (a corticosteroid eye drop) following routine eye surgery.  He says he suffered “grievous personal injury”.   To his credit, the names do look and sound […]

Did your insurance change this year?

The trend for the last few years is to expect change when it comes to insurance.  It’s not at all unusual for patients to find that every year their insurance card has a different company name on it.  This year certainly has not been an exception.  We have also gotten more requests to be a […]

New Year’s Resolutions

We’re half way into the first month of January and many of us have already broken our resolutions.  According to an online pole on 43things.com the most popular resolution for 2011 was losing weight.  This resolution always seems to lead the pack and from what I’ve seen at the gym there are many who are […]

My favorite Christmas present this year

I could not be more excited about the gift I received from our staff this Christmas.  Each one of them gave up two hours of their weekend to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children.  This group is 94% efficient with donations and uses volunteer labor to package meals for distribution in 67 countries around the […]