Sunglasses - $40 off in Leawood!

It may be cloudy this week, but sunny days are coming!  Come into our Leawood office - all sunglasses will be $40 off regular price for the entire month of April.  We now offer an expanded selection of sunglasses to get you ready for spring and summer!

April Showers Bring Deals from Jen Bowers

Jen Bowers, head optician in Olathe,  has decided to do some spring cleaning.  Over one hundred frames are 50% off! (including some children's frames) This special will last until they are gone - or until the end of April - whichever comes first.  Hurry in to check out the selection!

Where In the World is Dr. Gerson? This Month - Belize

Dr. Jeffry Gerson travels all over the world to share his expertise in the field of optometry. Recently, Dr. Gerson was in Belize to teach continuing education classes to other optometrists. The doctors in attendance spent 20 hours over the course of a week learning about a wide variety of eye care topics. Dr. Gerson's wife was able to join him on the trip and some R&R was also on the agenda.

Eye Safety Comes First - Ask Norm Abram

Norm Abram, master carpenter on This Old House, knows that eye safety must be a priority when using tools.  Eye protection is a simple and inexpensive way to prevent devastating eye trauma and vision loss. 

Itchy Eyes?

Now that the weather is warm and you are finally able to enjoy the outdoors, do your eyes look like this? Are they red, swollen, itchy and watery?  Allergy season is back!

Rock these Royal Blue Ray-Bans on Opening Day - Enter to Win!

Come into Grin Eye Care between now and Opening Day, (Monday, April 6), wearing your Royals fan gear to be entered to win this pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.  Whether you are stopping by for your appointment or just to browse the optical, fill out an entry form - the winner will be announced on Opening Day.  We will be giving away a pair at both our Olathe and Leawood locations! 

Grin Eye Care Welcomes Kansas City's Newest Cornea Specialist

From Los Angeles to Chicago to Columbia, Mo.—with some stops in Thailand and Israel along the way—ophthalmologist Jeff Wongskhaluang is excited to set down roots in Kansas City, where he is joining Grin Eye Care. Specializing in standard and advanced cataract surgery, secondary lens placement, and advanced corneal surgeries, Dr. Wongskhaluang is one of only a handful of cornea surgeons in the country to perform a new microscopic transplant procedure called Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK).

Snowblindness - Is It Real?

Is there really such a thing as "snow blindness"? Yes there is! Snow reflects quite a bit more ultraviolet (UV) light than water or sand.  When there is snow on the ground, up to 80% of UV light is reflected up, whereas only 25% is reflected up from water. 

Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

Not only are the eyes the window to the soul, but they are also a window to your health. With a thorough eye exam, all kinds of health problems can be detected, including diabetes, hypertension, genetic disorders, infections, and even cancer.

Marijuana Myths - is Marijuana a Good Treatment for Glaucoma?

Many people ask whether marijuana could help their glaucoma by lowering their eye pressure.  Medical marijuana is not legal in Kansas or Missouri, but even if it were, it would not be a good treatment for glaucoma.  Although it would lower eye pressure, the effect is only temporary and lasts only 3-4 hours.

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