Welcome back to the Encouragement Series of blog posts today! Hopefully this will brighten your day, even though it's not really related to eyecare. Feel free to "like" and share on social media so that your friends can receive the same encouragement.The Making of a Symphony
Now, I won't claim to be especially well-versed in music, though I did play the Viola back in junior high school. So that makes me an expert, right?! However, there are a few concepts I want to bring up that we can see...Read More
Welcome back to the Encouragement Series, we hope you've been enjoying these posts. This time around I'm going to post an excerpt from a book that has provided me some encouragement, entitled Transformed by Tough Times (which in full disclosure was written by my father, Steve Reed). Down below I'm going to mention how you might be able to apply the technique mentioned here in these stressful times that we are living in right now.
The game is on the line. We are behind. Seconds are left on...Read More
In the summer of 2016, this is what ModernEyes Eyecare + Eyewear looked like. We were in construction and anxiously awaiting completion of our new optometry practice and were excited to begin seeing patients and seeing what the future would hold for us.
Over the past few days, I’ve felt the need to open up to all of you on where we are. While we are still seeing patients in need of eyecare here and there, our office is quiet other than phone calls coming in to order contacts and reschedule...Read More
Unprecedented change is all around us, and as humans, we are prone to become fearful in those scenarios. It's our natural instinct. In fact, fear of changes would have served us well back in hunter-and-gatherer days, because changes often meant danger was coming. Weather changes: be prepared for winter or be prepared for a storm. Animal behavior changes: be wary of dangerous preditors.
Even now our fears still can provide us with valuable warning signs, like...Read More
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last several weeks, you've begun to notice all the negativity, stress, and fear going around as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here in Omaha, we are starting to see more and more effects enter each of our individual lives. We're stressed. We're fearful. We don't have the answers.
That said, we don't want this fear and stress to overwhelm us. We aim to have a healthy...Read More
I can’t believe how fast 2019 has flown by and how quickly 2020 is approaching. I'm ready for a fun year filled with eye and vision-related memes and corny 20/20 jokes. I hope you are too!2019 Rewind–The Highlights
ModernEyes Eyecare + Eyewear had a great 2019. We were able to serve over 1,100 people at the office. We donated $465 to flood relief thanks to exams, glasses, and contact lenses purchased during the two weeks following the spring flooding. I served as the Lead Optometrist for...Read More
I can’t believe it is already late-November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, that means it’s almost time for the end of the year. Optometry is historically very busy at the end of the year because, you guessed it…flex spending accounts expire December 31, 2019. At ModernEyes Eyecare + Eyewear, we want to help you make sure your flex dollars go the farthest because if you don’t use ‘em, you lose ‘em.
Make an appointment to update your prescription and check your eye health soon before...Read More
Over the late spring and summer, we’ve made some big decisions on adding some new technology to the office, and we want to share it with you.
In the next few weeks, we will be transitioning to a new phone system that will allow us to call, text, and/or email you for appointment reminders, notify you that glasses and/or contacts are ready to be picked up and more. Even more impressive, is that you’ll...Read More
I was born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska, in a family who gives both financially and of their time when people are in need. Over the last few days, my Nebraska (and Iowa) family has witnessed the tremendous power of water. The flooding in the area has been life-changing and has caused many people we love and care about to experience loss related to the flooding. Not only do we serve patients who live in areas affected by flooding, I have seen patients in nursing homes in many of the...Read More
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting more Americans that those affected by glaucoma and cataracts. There is currently no treatment for AMD, but there is more and more research being done to find ways to treat and prevent this progressive condition that predominately affects people’s central vision.
The most common risk factors for AMD are:Age: AMD increases with age,... Read More