Written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!
Community Spotlight: WILD HARE ORGANIC FARM OWNER KATIE GREEN
April 18th, 2019
I think I am drawn to small businesses, both in my career and as a consumer. A smaller economy of scale and a solid ethic of care seem to go hand in hand. I like to support businesses that value the importance of longer-term customer relationships and treat their employees with care and respect. I like it when my exchange as a customer feels like more than just a one-time transaction. I'm more inclined to invest in a business that seems willing to invest in me, my family and community.
Vision Plans: Are they worth the discount?
April 2, 2019
If you think of your vision plan as being just like your medical insurance, you may need to think again. Some of these programs encourage plan participants to purchase products directly from their own retailers and discourage them from supporting the independent vision clinics they visit for their eyecare. These discount plans solicit their own products rather than promote the best quality products on the market. In doing so, they are limiting members’ choices to those which they own. In fact, at least one of these vision discount plans has opened its own optical retail locations to sell its own brands of eyewear.
What are the solutions for Dry Eye Disease?
February 19, 2019
Do your eyes feel dry, sore or scratchy? Do you feel like you need to blink constantly to clear your vision, or do you struggle to pay close visual attention to anything for more than a few minutes? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you may be suffering from a common ocular condition known as dry eye disease.
Community Spotlight: TONIC SITE SHOP CO-FOUNDER JEFFREY SHIPLEY
February 14, 2019
Hey there. I'm Jeffrey Shipley -- a brand & website designer and co-founder of TONIC SITE SHOP: a collection of cocktail-inspired, completely customizable websites for the modern, stylish creative. I specialize in crafting identities and websites for small businesses, and I'm most passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs be seen and feel seen for who they are and what they do best.