Justin Completes First Triathlon

July 14, 2009

Congratulations to Justin, the Bright Eyes Production Manager. He recently completed his first ever triathlon.

Justin

Justin

Justin should be very proud that he finished the swim, bike, run. He has inspired me to do a triathlon. But first I have to learn how to swim…

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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What Kind of music for the Westchase Tweetup?

July 9, 2009

OK, we preparing now for the fantastic Westchase Tweetup!!

On tap we will have:

  • Wine Tasting by Ruffino wine
  • Tasty appetizers by Savory Times / @ChefKathy
  • FREE chair massage by Renee
  • Specials on Italian  food and wine by @BellisimoRisto
  • Outdoor music
  • Twitter on the big screen
  • Mixing by talented local Tweeters

Now, a new question: What type of music would you like played at the tweetup? Rock Jazz? Showtunes?  Please take our poll:

We are excited. The event will be fun! If you haven’t already, RSVP here.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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Question for Tampa Kids: What Books do You Love?

July 8, 2009

As far as I am concerned, the coolest thing a kid can be spotted with is a book. It doesn’t really matter if it is Harry Potter or my daughter’s current favorite, “Llama Llama Red Pajama.”

Now that we have the new kid’s area, we need to fill our kid’s library! What books are popular for kids 12 and under right now? If  two of your children saw a stack of books, which one would they fight over?

Please submit a comment, tweet @brightetestampa, or  email doc@brighteyestampa.com with any suggestions, so we can have the best stocked kids library in Westchase!

Thanks in advance!

Be Well.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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Ortho-K: Possible Method of Slowing the Progression of Myopia in Children (SMART Trial)

July 8, 2009

Ahah! I was scooped on this story by one of my favorite bloggers, Ann Z. from LittleFourEyes. I was going to write a post about this exciting news today, but since she already has. Check it out here.

I Will leave you with a quote from yesterday’s press release:

According to Dr. S. Barry Eiden the trial will also investigate why these special lenses may be effective in slowing myopia.

“Current thinking suggests that these CRT lenses flatten the cornea but other evidence suggests that these lenses may influence the growth in eyeball length (termed axial length). A major contributor to progressive nearsightedness is axial length elongation. Corneal reshaping may actually result in decreased axial length growth. The exact mechanism by which this happens is still being investigated” said Dr. Eiden.

“The results of the SMART Study so far are very exciting,” said Dr. Davis. “The outcomes of this study may revolutionize how we manage young nearsighted patients from this point forward”.

You can go to the SMART study facebook page to find more information.You can also watch a news report on the study here.

It should also be noted that the SMART study is building on additional recent studies that have also found that Orthokeratology has been successful in slowly the progression of myopia.

To find orthokeratology doctors in Tampa and elsewhere: go to the Orthokeratology Academy of America. If you are curious, feel free to call or come in for our no-cost consultation to determine if you are candidate.

Be Well.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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TampaBLAB Now Lists BrightEyesNews!

July 6, 2009

BrightEyesNews has finally made it! We are syndicated! In Tampa!

Yes, that is correct. Your favorite Vision Blogger is now listed on TampaBLAB.

What is TampaBLAB? “TampaBLAB is the home of the Tampa Bay area blogosphere. Find posts from local blogs, be they written by the professional media or by your neighbors, on any number of subjects.”

It really is pretty cool, because Tampa is home to a number of bloggers who write about all manner of interesting topics. And TampaBLAB aggregates it all in one place.

If you want to see the introductory post that includes a list of the other new blogs that have been added, click here. If you want to submit your own blog, click here.

Be Well.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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Very Cool Educational Video On Orthokeratology

July 5, 2009

I was scanning the web the other day doing some research on orthokeratology and I found this video. It was made by my friend and colleague, Richard Anderson, O.D., of Camarillo Optometry. No, he isn’t from Tampa Bay, but he is an exceptionally cool guy.

You may not have heard about orthokeratology (PCR Ortho K) before. It is  a method that uses contact lenses worn at night to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts during the day. You can find out much more at the Orthokeratology Academy of America.

If you have an interest in Ortho K or have family members that are candidates, I encourage you to watch Dr. Andesron’s  video. It is highly explanatory and shows what patients experience.

If you have questions about whether or not PCR Orthokeratology is right for you, call our office or send an email to askdrb@brighteyestampa.com.

Be Well.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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Come to the Westchase Tweet Up!

July 1, 2009

Have you ever wanted to attend a Tweetup? Maybe you’ve read about it, but weren’t sure what it was all about. Well here is you chance. A Tweetup, is basically just a chance for people who use Twitter to get a chance to mix and mingle in person.

The Westchase Tweetup will be July 18, 2009. We’ll have wine-tasting, Italian food, and cool people.  If you want to check out the details and RSVP, the link is here.

So I hope to you some of you there!!

Be Well and have fun!

Dr. Bonilla-Warford
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Westchase, Tampa, FL
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