We've all done it. Whether it's been staring outside on a beautiful day when we should be working our 9 to 5, or whether it's a global pandemic and the weather is starting to turn nicer and we suddenly are aware of all the limitations we are currently facing. We maybe want to have a backyard BBQ with some friends, or perhaps it's missing the sports activities that come along with this time of year.
True, there are at least some outdoor activities we can partake in, and it's a good way to...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
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 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
In addition to January being National Glaucoma Month, it is National Optician Month. Although glaucoma is an important eye health issue (more information can be found here from the American Optimetric Association), I’d like to focus on our amazing staff here at ModernEyes Eyecare & Eyewear.ADAM MARTINEZ Optician and Lab Technician
Let’s start with Adam! Adam has been with us since before Dr. Reed and her husband opened the office. He was an integral part of our initial frame...Read More
As many of you already know, I am extremely passionate about an organization called OneSight. The goal of this organization is to provide comprehensive eye exams, care, and glasses to people in need. OneSight works globally and locally. From October 7-13, 2018, I had the opportunity to serve as the Lead Optometrist for the 3rd OneSight clinic held in Omaha. This clinic was extra special to me for several reasons:SERVING RESETTLED REFUGEES RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD
First, this exam was focused...Read More
This time last month, we were almost finished with the OneSight clinic I mentioned in an earlier blog post. If you didn't read the full post, here is a quick summary: OneSight is a charitable organization that provides comprehensive exams and a brand new pair of glasses to those in need. OneSight works locally, nationally, and globally. On past clinics, I have had the opportunity to serve for two weeks in Xi'an, China, and was the Lead Optometrist twice in Omaha now.
For this clinic, we had...Read More
For those of you who know me, you know that I am very passionate about giving back to the community when I am able. Coming up in the next few weeks, I will be out of the office for a week to spend the week volunteering as the lead optometrist for a clinic here in Omaha. The clinic is put on with the cooperation of two non-profits, OneSight and Building Healthy Futures....Read More
Our outdoor sign is now fully installed! Previously the "Eyecare + Eyewear" portion had yet to be installed. We're excited to share our brand and image to passers-by on Q Street near 192nd Street. For those of you who are just finding out about our new practice, in prepration for opening, I'd like to share a few thoughts related to our name. For those Shakespeare buffs, I present the question "What's in a name?" In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the phrase was to...Read More