As you are settling into your new fall routines we want to thank our patients, family, and friends again for honoring us with “Best of The Valley 2019” Appleton Post Crescent award. We are always committed to serving your family with quality care.
Through the month of October, we continue our back-to-school eye exams and eyewear specials for students. This month also brings us World Sight Day and on Oct. 17th we will have our annual Chili Dinner to benefit Optometry Giving Sight. No need to cook, just come to 1000 Island Nature center for a delicious meal!
We are pleased to announce that we’ll be welcoming back Dr. Paul Williams, a physician from Atlanta, for another in-office discussion. This time the topic will be Athletes and Nutrition. This discussion will take place Monday, July 23rd at 6:30pm. If you missed the last time he was here, do not miss this encore visit! Please bring family and friends with you as well. You do not have to be a patient at our office to attend. Everyone is always welcome! More information on this and other activity is posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/clearapproachoptometry
Back-to-school eye exams are starting now. Be sure to call early to schedule times convenient for you and your family.
Happy 4th of July! The height of summer is here and it has been
beautiful. There has been so much going on here at the office that it is
hard to tell it all. We have already been a sponsor for both the Annual
Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing and the Kaukauna High
School Golf Outing. Today, we will also be at the packet-pickup for the
Fox Cities Firecracker 5K showcasing some great sun wear. Dr. Vanderloop
will be on the starting for tomorrow’s race!
Industry news: In the contact lens world, Bausch and Lomb have announced
that is will be expanding its parameters in the Ultra for For Astigmatism
brand of contacts. This will allow more people than ever to take find
clear vision with this lens. Clear Approach Optometry has expanded its
reach make more colored contact lenses accessible to our patients! If you
were ever interested in colored contacts, now may be the time to schedule
Will winter ever end? How can I be looking out the window right now and still seeing all this snow? It has been an incredible year so far at the
office. Congratulations to J.R., our March Basketball event winner! Also, a very special thank you to all who donated blankets for our Blankets of Caring drive in February.
Coming up, we are having back to back informational nights at the office next month that focus on wellness and nutrition. The events take play May 3rd and May 4th. Log on to Facebook or contact the office for more details. The plan so far entails Dr. Vanderloop speaking on nutrition and the eyes and a Master Certified Health Coach – Susan Nemcek speaking on wellness and Diabetes. She will also be presenting information on Juice Plus+ and its simple farm fresh whole food contents.
As always, everyone, whether your a current patient or not, is invited to these free seminars that we hold at the office multiple times a year. (And
bring your family and friends with you!) Past seminars have been on LASIK, Diabetes, Dry Eye, and Macular Degeneration. The best way to stay up to date is through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/clearapproachoptometry.
See you Soon!
As the year comes to a close, we could not be more grateful for all the folks that have come through our doors. It has been a very exciting year for contact lens wearers as Acuvue expanded the Vita and Oasys 1-day lenses with options for astigmatism. Also, this summer, The DEWS II report was released which was a project that analyzed all the current research in the Dry Eye arena. This report recommended a formal management strategy based on all this clinical data to help those battling Dry Eye on a daily basis. Next year we expect the results of a very large study that involves Omega 3’s and their place in dry eye management. Our family hopes that you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you healthy vision in 2018!
What an incredible summer it has been! We had a blast being the business sponsor last weekend at the Downtown Kaukauna Farmer’s Market. It was great seeing all our friends, patients, and family down there. Most all the children we ran into were very excited of the upcoming school year. Congratulations to Katy who guessed closest to the correct number of Froot Loops in the Jar that morning. She won a Heart of the Valley gift certificate that can be used at a number of local business in the area.
Next month at the office Clear Approach is welcoming Dr. Paul Williams – a physician from Atlanta, GA who will be leading a discussion on Nutrition. This will be taking place the evening of September 21, at 6:30 P.M. This 1 hour discussion will focus more on general nutrition and what the body requires to maintain its health.
In the last several months there have been numerous launches of new contact lens products to the market. Johnson and Johnson has a new product with there release of Acuvue Oasys 1-Day for Astigmatism and Bausch and Lomb has released Ultra for Astigmatism. With more advanced technology available, we can help our patients with contact lenses better than ever.
Dr. Vanderloop has also recently completed certification in Emerald Orthokeratology fitting – another contact lens option that is worn while you sleep so you can enjoy great vision during the day without contact lenses. Ask about new options and technologies when you see us next!
Happy New Year! Clear Approach Optometry, S.C. is rolling into the new year with a HUGE Sunglasses Sale running through to the end of the month. The sale is on for both prescription AND non-prescription sunglasses in the office. Savings range from 35%-50% off. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in your eye health this coming year. Consider coming on by the office to learn more and see our styles on your eyes!
We will continue with our 30-minute community health seminars again this year! Everyone is invited (not just our current patients) to these seminars! Topics on the schedule for 2017 include: LASIK, Cataracts, and Age-related Macular Degeneration. We will keep you updated on the dates for these discussions, which take place right here at the office. If you know anyone that could benefit by knowing more about these topics, bring them with you!
New Year, new options: Contact lens updates for 2017 – Alcon has launched Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde and also see a new product from Bausch and Lomb with the BioTrue One Day for Astigmatism. You can be assured that I am working hard to stay current with these changes in technology and make these options available for the right individuals.
Every year, just like every day is a new beginning. We welcome this new year with much anticipation. See you soon!
It’s a girl! Dr. Vanderloop and his family welcomed Norah Catherine to the family on 10/21/2016. His wife, Elizabeth and the baby are doing fantastic and Clare is very excited to be a big sister. We waited a little longer to send post the blog this month because we wanted to share this big news with you!
Last month we had great event that benefited the charity “Optometry Giving Sight” in celebration of World Sight Day. We served 19 spaghetti dinners and donated $255 to benefit children’s vision. If you would like to learn more about the organization visit givingsight.org. Thanks to all who joined us for dinner and donated.
On November 17th at 6:00 p.m., Clear Approach Optometry, S.C. will be having another 30-minute seminar at the office. The format will be similar to those we’ve had in the past. The topic of the night will be “Contact Lenses after 40?” Anyone is invited who is interested in learning about vision solutions for those that need different powers for distance and near vision. We will discuss differences between multifocal and monovision strategies and astigmatism. Bring friends! Food and drinks will be served during the discussion.
Finally, we wish everyone a very happy fall and give our best to all the hunters out there as well.
See you soon!
We are already nearing the end of September and what a month it has been. The children are back in school and the weather has really been spectacular. As we settle into our new schedules this fall, we found ourself hearing about the increased time students and parents are spending on digital devices. So in light of this, it may be important to note a few ways the optical industry is helping with visual comfort on these devices: Check out the options below:
EyeZen+ (www.eyezenusa.com): Available now
Ordinary glasses help you see your world.
Eyezen glasses enhance the way you live in it. Our lenses are a technological advancement designed for how you view all your modern digital devices. The result? Lenses that don’t just fit you; they fit how you interact with the world.
Biofinity Energys (http://coopervision.com/contact-lenses/biofinity-energys): Available this fall –
Enhanced optics that help with eye tiredness caused by focusing on close-up digital devices. Digital Zone Optics™ lens design helps you see clearly and go from on-screen to off-screen and back with less effort.
Instead of conducting another informational seminar this month, we decided to hold a fundraising dinner to celebrate World Sight Day 2016. This was held on Thursday, September 15th at the office. We served19 spaghetti dinners and with additional donations from our generous guests, Clear Approach Optometry will be donating at least $250.00 to Optometry Giving Sight. You can check out this great charity online at givingsight.org. We will continue accepting donations until the end of the month. If you’d like to donate, feel free to stop by the office. Our Facebook page has pictures posted from this event – www.facebook.com/clearapproachoptometry/
Keep an “eye” on this blog for new developments and events.
The “Back to School” season is upon us. It has been an incredible summer here at Clear Approach Optometry. Thank you to all who visited us at the Kaukauna Farmers Market on July 23rd. We enjoyed talking with everyone including the band members from RPM who played a great set that morning.
Children have been visiting us here at the office in incredible numbers as they are preparing to return to school. A children’s comprehensive exam at Clear Approach Optometry always includes a functional evaluation which addresses the visual demands a child will encounters during their school day. Feel free to ask us any questions about this when scheduling your appointments or during the exam itself. As a special bonus, every who receives an eye exam will be entered into a drawing for 2 free movie tickets – a great opportunity to see that next blockbuster film.
The update of the month from the industry is CooperVision’s upcoming launch of the Biofinity Energys lens. This lens is designed with digital zone optics and intended for incredible comfort and help with tiredness. Look for more on this lens in the future.
Are you contemplating LASIK this year? Schedule now for a free consultation to discuss this procedure and the possibilities for your vision.