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ECS Frame Expert – Meet Boris

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

BorisWeb.jpgBoris has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 1 year. He is from Bosnia and has lived in Nebraska for the last 17 years. Boris likes working out at the gym and is quite the mechanic when it comes to his car.

“I like Oakley’s Ophthalmic frames. They have a sporty look that can be worn with almost anything. I wear an Oakley Metal Plate frame with Plano Transitions Vantage lenses. I also have a pair of polarized Ray-Ban sunglasses, which are incredibly lightweight. Our patients trust their Frame Expert to help take care of their eyes, and I believe eyesight is one of the most important aspects of health.”

Pink Eye Precautions

Dr. Brightman
by Dr. Brightman

There are a number of reasons why our eyes can get red – lack of sleep, allergies, bacterial infections and inflammation can all contribute. When someone has “pink eye,” what does that mean? The classic pink eye infection is a virus. It is very contagious. In fact, the medical name for this is EPIDEMIC keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). Because it is a virus, antibiotic eye drops do not help. A person with EKC may be contagious before they exhibit symptoms. It may take up to two weeks for the patient to no longer be contagious.

We have seen several cases in Lincoln this winter. If you watched the Sochi Winter Olympics, you may have noticed Bob Costas was suffering from this condition the entire time. It is great reminder for contact lens wearing patients to have a good back-up pair of glasses. If you have the misfortune of contracting EKC, you will be out of your contacts for several weeks.

If EKC hits your school or household take these precautions:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not share towels or linens with others.
  • Do not share eye medications or make-up.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Stay at home to avoid spreading this virus to the public.

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Jerelyn

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

ECSFrameExpertjerelynweb.jpgJerelyn has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for seven years and is an ABO Certified Optician. She authored a children’s book called Colorful Vern, about a gumball machine that lives in a doctor’s office and teaches tolerance.

“My favorite brands are Silhouettes and Seraphins. I love the lightness and ‘no glasses’ look of the Silhouettes. Seraphin is a really fun brand. I’m a high minus and a Progressive lens wearer. I like the Shamir Autograph II for my Progressive lens. I love helping patients figure out which frame works best for their job, hobbies, personal taste and prescription strength.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Jessica

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

ECS Frame Expert - JessicaJessica has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for seven years and is an ABO Certified Optician. She enjoys running and has participated in the Lincoln Marathon the past six years.

“My favorite frame brands are definitely Seraphin and OGI, for their marriage of retro and modern design. I love all frame shapes – from round to cat-eye. My polarized non-prescription sunglasses are something I cannot live without; the protection and vision of a polarized lens are a necessity. I enjoy working at EyeCare Specialties because of the people I get to meet. As a Frame Expert I get to enhance the quality of someone’s life by improving their vision and confidence with a pair of glasses.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Char

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

Char Fritzmeier Char has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 12 years and is an ABO Certified Optician. She has been sky diving and her favorite color is purple.

My favorite brands are Lafont and OGI. They are very unique and colorful. I wear the Shamir Autograph II Progressive lens and love them for all the computer work I do. Visiting with patients and helping them choose their new eyewear is my favorite part of being an Optician. I love when a patient picks up their new glasses and exclaims how well they can see. I help patients look and feel good.

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Peterson

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

PetersonPeterson has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for two years. He holds a second degree black-belt in Taekwondo.

“I have quite a few favorite brands at ECS. Oakleys are comfortable with their skull hugging temples. Prodesigns are fun with their shapes and bright colors. I enjoy a little of what each brand has to offer. We have a frame that will fit any person and look great. I wear Armani Exchange, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Boss Orange, Fossil, Oakley and Maui Jim. I have always had an interest with eyes and how they work because eighty percent of our brain’s activity comes from vision. My job makes it easier for people to go about their daily routine and look good while doing it.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Mindi

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

MindiMindi has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 14 years and is an ABO Certified Optician. For fun she goes to cheerleading competitions to cheer on her daughter (wearing her pink and black Prodesign frames of course).

My favorite brands are Oakley, OGI and Prodesign. I’ve been with ECS for quite a while, so I have several pairs of eyewear. “My favorites are Oakley sunglasses for the sporty look and comfort. I tend to wear bold, plastic frames for my dressier eyewear. At EyeCare Specialties I get to interact with great coworkers and patients everyday.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Jenefer

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

Jenefer_webJenefer has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 5 years. She has a daughter that wears glasses and understands the importance of getting kids into the perfect frames.

“I am a sunglasses gal. I wear Dior and Gucci non-prescription polarized sunglasses and prefer the gray polarized lens. I feel that glasses are a person’s everyday accessory. Everyone needs a different type of lens for their own personal needs. I enjoy listening to patients to meet those needs. The most exciting part of my job is making someone’s day by helping them see better.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Charles

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

Charles_webCharles has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for five years and is an ABO Certified Optician. He has a rescued terrier-basset hound mix named Marvin, and can speak German (the Frame Expert, not the dog).

“My favorite brands are Seraphin, Ogi, Prodesign and Lafont. I tend to wear European lines – big and bold frames with a lot of personality. Glare-free is a must for the amount of time I spend on the computer, at home and at work. I really enjoying updating patient’s eyewear. If a patient has been wearing the same pair for 10 years, I love helping them pick a more modern style.”

ECS Frame Expert – Meet Krystal

Justin Hoatson
by Justin Hoatson

Krystal_webKrystal has been a Frame Expert at ECS for 4 1/2 years. She is an ABO Certified Optician. This certification means that not only is your optician wonderful and amazing, but that she has a unique skill set to ensure accuracy as well as fashion.

“My favorite brand is Oakley eyewear for the comfort and the sporty look. I love sunglasses so I have more pairs than I should! I own Oakley and Maui Jim  sunglasses, along with various other brands. I had lasik corrective surgery and no longer need a prescription, but still like to wear my Gucci ophthalmics with Plano lenses. My job is important because we help people everyday to see well and look good!”

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