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Dear Friends of Edmonds Vision Center,

We have made some temporary changes to our normal practices in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We believe that in implementing these changes, we will be doing everything possible to limit the exposure for our patients and staff. We are going above and beyond CDC recommendations for sanitization and sterilization. We are hoping that putting these behaviors in place, we can stay open and stay healthy!

  1. We ask that only the people absolutely necessary to the appointment need to attend. We ask that to limit the amount of traffic in our office and waiting room.
  2. If you do arrive early, you are welcome to wait in your car and we can text you when the technicians are ready to take you back. Just call to let us know you’re in the area by calling 425 771 7772.
  3. If you have had a fever within the past two weeks, traveled internationally, been on a cruise or have had contact with anyone testing positive for the virus, please call to reschedule your appointment.
  4. We are offering curbside pick up for contacts and eyewear. You can call to settle your balance over the phone, and we are happy to bring them to your car or hand them to you outside our doorway.
  5. Eyewear pick up will be by appointment only so please call to schedule that with one of our opticians. If you are interested in purchasing eyewear, please call to schedule that as well.
  6. Note that our new office hours are 9 to 530 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturdays we are closed.
  7. If you are having an eye emergency, call Drs. Wong or Solum at 425 444 4895.

Thank you for all your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to better days ahead and to always be your first choice for your eyecare needs.

Your Edmonds Vision Center Team

425-771-7772

Trunk Show May 5th, 2018.

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EVC will be showcasing Face A Face Ophthalmic Frames! Come to the party and pop a balloon to get additional discounts on any complete eyewear purchase (all brands)! See the whole collection in one place, with new release styles and all colors. Stop by on Saturday, May 5th from 9-3 and check it out! See you then!!!

Trunk Show featuring Oakley on July 22nd, 2017 from 9-3!!

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EVC will be showcasing Oakley Sunglasses and Ophthalmic Frames! Both Oakley frames are able to take most prescriptions! Come to the party and pop a balloon to get additional discounts! See the whole collection in one place with new women’s styles and the latest and greatest Oakley Brand sporty styles for men and their NEW Oakley KIDS line!! Stop by on Saturday, July 22nd from 9-3 and check it out! See you then and Happy Summer!!!

May 30th, 2015 FRAME SHOW by OAKLEY

We will preview the latest eyewear and sunglasses from the sporting Oakley collection.   Get prescription eyewear on this special day and be eligible to pop a balloon for a discount.   If you have VSP insurance, you will receive a 10% discount off your prescription purchase, excluding copays.  All non-prescription sunglasses will be 20% off for this event.

EVC in the News, Recycle your old eyewear!!!!

As many as 4 million pairs of eye glasses are thrown away each year in North America. Jim Forgey is trying to lower that figure and help get old eyewear to new owners. As Lions Club members, Jim and his wife Judy are volunteers for the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (NWLERC) program which has collected over 1 million pairs of eye glasses since it began in 2004.

Lions Club members across Washington state join Jim and Judy in this mission. As part of the recycling process, they gather and send eyewear either to Lacey, home of just one of seventeen global Lions recycling centers, or to local optical shops who voluntarily help with cleaning, sorting, evaluating and readying the eyewear for distribution. Reusable pairs eventually end up in Lacey to be distributed to several humanitarian organizations who organize missions in countries such as Haiti, Kenya, and Belarus as well as here at home. Even non-reusable eyewear can take on new life by being melted down and turned into new products.

One organization that NWLERC partners with has organized over eighty missions this year alone with several of them in the local area.  In June, vision professionals from Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity ( VOSH)  and NWLERC representatives set up shop at Cascade High School in Everett to provide vision care for homeless individuals.  As part of a series of local events entitled “Project Homeless Connect” approximately 100 pairs of reading glasses, 200 pairs of sunglasses and vouchers for around 200 pairs of prescription glasses were handed out. A similar event was held in September at Qwest Field and another is scheduled for October 14th in the Tacoma Dome. In January of next year, NWLERC and VOSH are planning to expand this program to the Kitsap Peninsula.

But to begin this cycle, Jim and Judy know that reaching out to eyeglass wearers in their community is crucial. This October, one of their collection sites, Edmonds Vision Center, is stepping up their efforts to encourage patients to bring in their old glasses.  “Though we keep our collection box in the front of the store and try to remind patients of this recycling option, we want to do more,” expressed Dr. Art Wong. “During the next couple of months, we plan to hand-out recycle reminder slips each time a customer purchases new glasses.  It’s our goal to get the box so full that Jim needs to stop by more often.” That would be an extra trip that Jim would happily make.

About Lions Club International

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.35 million members in 45,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

About Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers

NWLERC was founded to provide used eyeglasses free of charge to people in remote areas of developing countries, delivered at the hands of volunteer eye care professionals. NWLERC is staffed entirely by volunteers.

About Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity ( VOSH) and VOSH-Northwest.

The primary mission of VOSH/International is to facilitate the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care. In Dec 2001 we partnered with the World Health Organization and pledged to eliminate preventable blindness by the year 2020. The VOSH-Northwest Chapter covers the states of Washington and Idaho but boasts membership throughout the United States and the World.

About Edmonds Vision Center:

Optometrists Dr. Art Wong and Dr. Kathy Solum, along with the staff at Edmonds Vision Center, are committed to providing the most thorough eye health assessment utilizing the best technology and the highest quality of products with personalized and unforgettable customer service. Located on Main Street in Edmonds, Washington, Edmonds Vision Center has been serving the Edmonds, Lynnwood, Shoreline and surrounding community area since 2000
 

Glass Artist Dolors Ruscha

Edmonds Vision Center is proud to present glass jewerly to compliment your new eyewear. We will be hosting Dolors Ruscha on March 17th from 5-8 pm. She will be showcasing her beautiful glass work and offering her newest designs. Visit our eyewear gallery for a preview.

Her kilnformed glass work is influenced by the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea in Spain, where she is from. She is inspired by the architecture and landscape in the Park Guell in Barcelona, where colored mosaics cover the snake shaped benches. The memories of the dense pine forest and palm trees that are found in the park bring her best artistic abilities to life.

Soon after her arrival to the United States, Dolors found a job as an artist assistant, this chance opened a new path into a life journey full of color and design. She handcrafts all her pieces in her studio located on Camano Island.

New Technology for better Eyecare.

Edmonds Vision Center uses state of the art diagnostic equipment to provide you and your family with the most comprehensive eye examination and advanced eyewear. We utilized digital photography of the front and back of eye to document and study your eyes in great detail. We use automated visual field perimetry to detect the subtlest vision loss. In July of 2008, Edmonds Vision Center installed the world’s most advanced retinal scanner, also known as an Optical Coherence Tomographer, for glaucoma and macular degeneration diagnosis and treatment. In 2010 EVC is proud to introduce our latest technology to fit RGP contact lenses. WAVE topography allows us to custom design the most accurate bifocal and single vision contacts.

Please ask Dr. Wong and Solum about this amazing technology. We are constantly investing in your eye health.

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