Chicago Meeting!

Dr. Brian Abert and Dr. Deanna Pedroza visited Chicago, Illinois for the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting this October.  They took a variety of classes, including courses on low vision, contact lenses, ocular disease, systemic disease, glaucoma, ocular nutrition, and practice management.  “This was my first time visiting Chicago,” said Dr. Pedroza.  “I had so much fun seeing the architecture of the city!”  The docs managed to take an entire day off from class, and took a boat ride down the Chicago river.  Please enjoy these pictures from their adventures:

The Windy City! The weather was fantastic in Chicago except for a bit of rain.  Dr. Abert took this picture from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center Tower.

Chicago optometry meeting

Drs. Abert and Pedroza pose over the river in downtown Chicago.  What a view, huh?

We were super excited to visit Chicago for the meeting this year! Next year’s annual meeting will be in San Antonio and we hope to get to go to that meeting as well.

The docs had a great time wandering around the city. Chicago is considered a great city to explore on foot and it was easy to see why! Dr. Pedroza reported up to 16,000 steps on her watch!

Deep dish pizza! This was a highlight for Dr. Abert who has looked so forward to trying Chicago Pie. The verdict: worth the flight for a pizza alone.

What an amazing city! We were so fortunate to be able to visit this beautiful city.

What would a trip to Chicago be without a Chicago Dog? Dr. Pedroza enjoyed this Windy City classic and reported that it was “perfect!”

Dr. Pedroza met up with friends from school: from Left: Dr. Deanna Pedroza, Dr. Sonia Salas, Dr. Reena Patel, and Dr. Linda Pang. It was great to see the gang!

Here Dr. Pedroza poses in Millenium Park by the big reflective “Bean” that draws tourists (and optometrists apparently) worldwide. Even the rain couldn’t stop Dr. Pedroza from exploring the city!

Dr. Abert and Dr. Pedroza had an incredible time in Chicago and look forward to visiting again soon!

Thank you for looking at our trip pictures!  Please call us today at (303) 450-2020 to schedule annual eye and vision examinations for yourself and your family, or feel free to use the button below to schedule with us online:

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Halloween Contacts!

Decorative Halloween contact lenses are an exciting way to dramatically change your look. Who doesn’t want to look like a demon, vampire, or anime character this October? Vista Eye Care is happy to offer our patients high-quality costume contact lenses at a reasonable price. Our goal in offering these contact lenses is to make sure that your Halloween theatrical contacts lenses fit your eyes correctly and will provide you with a safe costume accessory.

These are just a few of the contact lenses that Vista Eye Care offers. All of these designs are available in prescription lenses.

These are just a few of the contact lenses that Vista Eye Care offers. All of these designs are available in prescription lenses.

While costume contact lenses are fun, all contact lenses are considered medical devices regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Establishments that sell contact lenses without a prescription are breaking the law. These laws are in place to protect patients from lenses that don’t fit correctly and might damage your eyes and affect your vision. Improperly-fit contact lenses can result in scratches to the eye, eye infection, corneal ulcers, decreased vision, and blindness. Rather than chance your vision to illegal contact lenses, we offer great lenses that our optometrists can properly fit to your eyes!

We offer a variety of contact lenses with a wide range of looks (see image above for a few of the lens designs that we have available). For those patients that already wear contact lenses, we can make lenses in your powers! If you don’t have the need for power in your contacts, we can get lenses with zero power in them as well. Please call our office today to schedule your contact lens fitting. You will be able to pick out your lens design and we can even teach you how to put in, remove, and care for your Halloween contacts. Call our office today at (303) 450-2020.

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Vegas Trip!

We had a great visit to the annual Vision Expo West meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Drs. Abert and Pedroza attended the meeting with our optical manager Kelly and our lead optician Claudia.  We had a great time in class, learning about new eye care technologies, and having fun!  Kelly and Claudia took classes on optical technology, patient care, employee management, and healthcare, while the docs took classes on glaucoma and retinal disease diagnosis and treatment.  Please enjoy these images from our trip!

Our first meal in Las Vegas! We landed in the evening after work and checked in to our hotel. We wondered if any restaurants would be open at midnight, and the answer was a definite yes!

Drs. Abert and Pedroza are excited to return to Vegas after being away for a few years.

Dr. Deanna Pedroza poses with our lead optician Claudia. This was Claudia’s first visit to Vision Expo and she tirelessly attended class and visited the exhibit hall.

Dr. Pedroza, Dr. Abert, Claudia, and Kelly pose at a party held at the end of the meeting.

We all went out exploring on our second night and saw the impressive Fremont Street Light Show!

Dr. Pedroza calls her daughter who stayed home in Colorado. Thanks to Grandma for watching our kids so we could go to the meeting together!

Dr. Pedroza, Kelly, and Claudia pose at the party!

Kelly’s life-long dream dream of meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally came true!

Dr. Pedroza and Dr. Abert got to meet Mr. Joey Fatone! He was a super nice guy to hang out with a bunch of optometrists all night!

Thank you for checking out these pictures form our meeting in Las Vegas!  If you would like to schedule your annual comprehensive eye and vision examination of yourself, or your family, please call us at (303) 450-2020, or use the button below to schedule online:

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October LASIK Event!

Vista Eye Care is holding a LASIK Consultation Event on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Working alongside TLC Vision Center in Denver, patients will be able to meet with TLC’s Clinical Director to see if they are a candidate for LASIK or PRK, and will also be able to discuss financing the procedure.  See below for more information!

This event is a great opportunity for patients to look into the procedure, even if they are just thinking about the surgery.  TLC is reducing their procedure cost by $300 per eye for those patients that attend this event.  The appointment time is 20 minutes, and patients will not need to have their eyes dilated.  Many of our patients have further questions about LASIK, financing the procedure, or just want to see if they are a good candidate for refractive vision surgery.  Please call our office at (303) 450-2020 to schedule your FREE consultation.

 

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Back-to-School Event Was a Success!

We had so much fun at our Third Annual Back-to-School Eyewear Expo!  Balloon animals, gourmet ice cream, world-class BBQ, a huge frame selection, and awesome music by a live DJ: just another Saturday at Vista Eye Care!  Please enjoy these pictures from our event:

Folks stopped by our information table on the way to our most successful open house event ever!

Dr. Brian Abert and Dr. Deanna Pedroza stop for moment to take a picture!

Kathy and Kelly being silly at our Back-to-School Eyewear Expo!

DJ Jonas rocks the turntables playing nothing but incredible music all afternoon! Thanks DJ Jonas!

Vista Eye Care has the greatest selection of frames in town, but with the added vendors displaying their collections, we had a world-class selection of eyewear!

This was the first year that we featured customized prizes. We had Frisbees, fidget spinners, and water bottles. Lucky winners of our beanbag game got to take home the prizes!

Thank you to Bausch and Lomb for sponsoring our event, and thanks especially to B&L’s Sarah for spending the day educating patients on contact lens wear!

We had nearly 400 people attend our even this year, 100 more than last year!

Sophia, Sol, and Richard playing around!

Thanks to Thornton’s own Over-the-Fence BBQ for the incredible eats!

Ciera and her family pose for picture! Glad everyone could stop by!

We had nothing but the best at our Third Annual Back-to-School Eyewar Expo.  Thanks to Sweet Cow Ice Cream for the awesome dessert!

No one works the platters better than DJ Jonas!

For the third time, we closed off our parking lot and invited all our patients and the community to have fun!

Special Event all right! We had a great time last Saturday!

Thanks to our awesome helpers who made this event possible!

Thanks Over-the-Fence BBQ for the awesome cooking! This was their third year cooking for our event!

Sara was in charge of the LASIK booth. We performed LASIK screenings on 14 patients on Saturday!

We had nearly 2 dozen prizes in the raffle contest. Congratulations to all the folks that won prizes this year!

Thanks everyone for stopping by our event!  See you next year!  Schedule your annual check-up by calling our office at (303) 450-2020, or use the button below to schedule online.

 

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Back-to-School Eyewear Expo 2017!

Vista Eye Care is proud to present our 3rd Annual Back-to-School Eyewear Expo!

Bring the Family on Saturday, September 9th, 2017

from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!

The event will feature complimentary food from Thornton’s Over-the-Fence BBQ, free ice cream from Sweet Cow Ice Cream’s Moo Mobile, frame representatives from a variety of  brands including Ray Ban, Oakley, Champion, and Juicy Couture, balloon animals, and the musical skills of DJ Jonas.  TLC Vision Center will be performing free LASIK evaluations for adults, and a wide selection of frames and sunglasses will be available for both kids and adults.  We will have tons of prizes and giveaways so please bring the whole family!

We look forward to seeing you at this awesome event!

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Eclipse 2017!

The United States witnessed an incredible solar eclipse event on August 21st, 2017, and Denver was in the path of a near-total eclipse!  Dr. Abert, Dr. Pedroza, and their children, Nathaniel and Sophia, got to camp in Nebraska in anticipation of seeing the total eclipse.  A life-long astronomy enthusiast, Dr. Abert was thrilled when the clouds cleared up and the total eclipse was visible.  Vista Eye Care’s patients were able to use special filtered “eclipse glasses” to safely view event – we gave out 1,000 sets of eclipse glasses in the months leading up to the event!  Please enjoy these pictures from our family eclipse experience!

Dr. Brian Abert, Dr .Deanna Pedroza, Sophia, and Nathaniel watch the eclipse from the town of Arthur, Nebraska.  Yes, they and their friends even made tie-die shirts for the event!

Earth’s only natural satellite, the Moon, covers the sun in a total eclipse! How cool is that?!

Please call us today at (303) 450-2020 to schedule your annual eye and vision examination for you and your family, or use the button below to schedule online!

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