Florida Eye Institute Hosts “Meet the Doctor” Lunch & Learn Series

Meet the Doctor Seminar Series at Florida Eye Institute Poster
Meet the Doctor Seminar Series at Florida Eye Institute

All seminars are free and open to the public.

Meet the Doctor seminar series begins at Florida Eye Institute Friday, February 8th. Discover the latest trends in ophthalmology  and learn how advanced medical-surgical options can improve vision like never before.

  • Friday, Feb. 8, 2019: Macular Degeneration and Your Quality of Life, Dr. Thomas Baudo

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of severe and irreversible vision loss. Dr. Baudo explains the current FDA treatments and the latest AREDs vitamin research.

  • Friday, Feb. 15, 2019: Glaucoma Update 2019, The Amazing Micro IStent, Dr. Karen Todd

Can a tiny stent reduce the need for daily glaucoma eye drops? Dr. Todd discusses the latest micro-surgical options that can be completed during cataract surgery.

Replacing the natural lens of the eye is a critical part of cataract surgery. Dr. Shumake reviews the variety of modern lens replacement options and how to decide what’s right for you.

  • Friday, March 1, 2019: Cataract Surgery State-of-the-Art Update, Dr. Val Zudans

Today’s cataract surgery is easier than ever before. Dr. Zudans presents the latest no-needle, no-drop, no-laser techniques that offer proven results with uncomplicated follow-up.

More than a mere nuisance, floaters can cause blind spots that impair daily function. Dr. Baudo discusses modern answers to this age-old problem using a two-tiered approach.

Lectures begin at 1:00 PM with registration at 12:30 PM. A light lunch will be provided.

Call 772-569-9500 to RSVP as space is limited.

 

Diabetes Head-to-Toe Symposium Scheduled January 18th

Diabetes Symposium scheduled Friday January 18, 2019
Diabetes Symposium scheduled Friday January 18, 2019

Noted physicians Dr. Thomas Baudo, Retina Ophthalmologist, Dr. Nicholas Rutledge, Podiatrist, and Dr. Deborah Brown, Family Medicine, will be featured speakers during the 6th annual Diabetes Head-to-Toe Symposium scheduled Friday, January 18th at the First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach.

In addition to specialty physicians, the symposium will also feature a presentation by certified diabetes educator, Colleen Symanski, RN.

Organizers Cindi Green, RN, of Florida Eye Institute, Colleen Symanski, RN, CDE, founder of A Healthier Me®, and Susan Long, RN, MSW, Faith Community Nurse for First Presbyterian Church have coordinated the informative event along with a host of community partners.

“This is our 6th year spearheading the symposium,” says Green, of Florida Eye Institute, “and we’re happy to say that it gets better every year! Attendees gain a better understanding of diabetes from medical experts and come away with real-life tips to stay healthy.”

Colleen Symanski, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and founder of A Healthier Me, agrees. “The symposium is perfect for those overwhelmed with managing their diabetes. People are amazed with the local resources that are here to help.”

Susan Long, RN, MSW, Faith Community Nurse for First Presbyterian Church adds, “We’re excited to host the diabetes symposium again this year in our state-of-the-art community center. There will be lots of health screenings and information for attendees. And best of all – the event is free!”

Diabetes Head-to-Toe is scheduled Friday, January 18th at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach from 8:30 -12:30 PM. Guests are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Call Florida Eye Institute to RSVP 772-569-9500 for more information.

Celebrate Vero’s Centennial with Your 20/20 Experience Photos

Vero Centennial Photo Contest
Share Your Vision of the Vero Centennial! Enter today. 

As Vero Beach turns 100 with a yearlong calendar of events, a well-known local medical practice is also on the cusp of a major anniversary in the year 2020.

To commemorate Vero’s centennial and celebrate 35 years of vision within the community, Florida Eye Institute has unveiled a photo contest called My2020ExperienceSM.

 “We’re known for helping people experience their very best vision, “states Cindi Green, RN, APR, Director of Marketing & Community Relations for Florida Eye Institute. “A photo contest seemed the perfect way to support the Centennial while sharing our community’s vision of this special celebration of Vero Beach. We encourage everyone to share all that they see during the entire yearlong celebration.”

A special website, My2020Experince.com, was crafted expressly for the contest. Entries are divided into months to coincide with the series of yearlong activities. “Direct links to the Vero Beach 100 Calendar of Events are highlighted throughout our site to help people plan their activities and see all there is to experience during this awesome year,” continues Green. “Visit My2020Experience.com and share your vision of all things Centennial!”

The public can upload their digital photos directly to the site.  A winning photo will be selected each month. Winners will receive a gift card valued at $50.

At the conclusion of Vero’s yearlong Centennial Celebration in October 2019 a Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the winning monthly entries. Grand Prize will be $250 cash.

More information can be found at My2020Experience.com and VeroBeach100.com.

Florida Eye Institute has offices in Vero Beach and Sebastian. The multi-specialty ophthalmology center offers advanced eye care from custom cataract surgery and bladeless laser vision correction to the treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye conditions. Visit fleye.com or contact Cindi Green at 772.569-9500 Ext. 134 for more information.