New Coupon for The Optical Shop at Creekside Medical Plaza

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New Coupon So You Can Try Our Spring/Summer 2013 Lines. Hurry Before It Expires!

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April 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm Leave a comment

Protect Your Eyes During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

With all this beautiful weather and sunshine that we’ve been having lately, more of you are gearing up to play outdoor and indoor sports. While sports and activities are enjoyable and contribute to a healthier lifestyle, Dr Sampson stresses the importance of protecting your eyes to prevent serious damage and possible vision loss.

“Protective eye wear can prevent a lot of the sports-related eye injuries that ophthalmologists treat every year,” said Dr. Alan D. Sampson, ophthalmologist and CEO of Creekside Medical Plaza. “By protecting your eyes, you can make sure that you and your family have a safe and fun time while playing your favorite sports.

Sports injuries can include corneal abrasions, bruises, retinal detachments and internal bleeding. The most serious injuries may cause vision loss. Additionally, patients who have had previous eye injuries may have a higher risk for developing glaucoma.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated April as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and reminds the public that every year 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports and recreational activities. The AAO states that athletes of all ages need to wear appropriate, sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional.

There is eyewear created for most of the sports that we love to play including basketball, baseball, football, swimming, paintball, water polo, and more. It is also important to protect eyes from harmful UV rays during outdoor recreational activities.

If you ever just want to ask a professional some questions about the best protective eyewear for your hobbies and lifestyle, come by the Optical Shop at Creekside Medical Plaza and we would love to talk to you.

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April 9, 2013 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

EXCITING New Gucci Glasses and Sunglasses

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We just LOVE the new Gucci sunglasses and glasses that are now in our optical department. Our shipment just arrived today and we can barely wait to display them. All this recent gloomy weather and the extreme temperature drop have us longing for the Spring/Summer season and these new glasses were just the thing to brighten our mood. We even had some fun and had some of our employees model them for us.

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We carry a large assortment of Gucci sunglasses and glasses, with frames within a large range of price points. Come by and see us, even if it’s just to try them on and tell us what you think.

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March 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

Watch Your Eyes When Popping Champagne During Your Valentine’s Day Celebrations

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Photo courtesy of nlmAdestiny

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to make grand, romantic gestures to our loved ones. Our Valentine’s Day  celebrations often involve overloading our “amours” with  flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and champagne toasts. However, a romantic dinner can rapidly go awry if you are not careful when opening a special bottle of champagne.

“A Valentine’s Day dinner can quickly become an emergency trip to the eye doctor if precaution is not taken when opening champagne corks,” said Dr. Alan D. Sampson, ophthalmologist and CEO of Creekside Medical Plaza. “People can become preoccupied with their dinner and forget to prepare themselves for the cork to actually pop. In a matter of seconds, that cork can fly full-force into someone’s eye.”

The American Academy of  Ophthalmology states that champagne bottles contain pressure as high as 90 pounds per square inch, which is strong enough send a champagne cork  flying at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle.Champagne cork accidents can lead to many serious eye injuries, including rupture of the eye wall, glaucoma, retinal detachment, ocular bleeding, dislocation of the lens, and damage to the eye’s bone structure. These injuries can require urgent eye surgeries and may lead to blindness in the affected eye.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers the following simple tips on how to properly open a bottle of champagne:

  • Chill sparkling wine and champagne to 45 degrees Fahrenheit or colder before opening. The cork of a warm bottle is more likely to pop unexpectedly.
  • Don’t shake the bottle. Shaking increases the speed at which the cork leaves the bottle thereby increasing your chances of severe eye injury.
  • Point the bottle at a 45-degree angle away from yourself and any bystanders and hold down the cork with the palm of your hand while removing the wire hood on the bottle.
  • Place a towel over the entire top of the bottle and grasp the cork.
  • Twist the bottle while holding the cork at a 45 degree angle to break the seal. Counter the force of the cork using downward pressure as the cork breaks free from the bottle.

If you experience an eye injury from a champagne cork, seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist. You can reach Dr. Sampson’s office at (707)263-3500.

February 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

NEW Shipment of Coach Glasses and Sunglasses – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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The Optical Shop at Creekside Medical Plaza now carries an extensive line of Coach eye wear. Coach offers luxury, yet affordable frames that come in shapes perfect for every face. Keeping up with the latest trends, our new line of Coach has a variety of colors and frame details, such as the kissing Cs, ribbons, rhinestones, and classic Coach accents. Check out some of our new Coach glasses on the Optical Shop’s website at www.creeksideoptical.com or come by and see us. Your Valentine will love her new Coach glasses!

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February 14, 2013 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

Creekside Medical Plaza Welcomes Dr. H. Vernetta Johnson

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Starting November 19, 2012, Dr. Helen Vernetta Johnson will be moving her Creekside Interventional Pain Center (CIPC) to Creekside Medical Plaza. Dr. Johnson has been providing Lake County patients with best practices and excellence in care in Anesthesia and Pain Management for 16 years. CIPC is dedicated to providing the highest quality approach to pain management in order to facilitate patients speedy return to a better quality of life. Creekside Medical Plaza welcomes Dr. H. Vernetta Johnson. View the CIPC website at www.creeksideipc.com

 

October 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

A New Website for Dr. Alan D. Sampson and Updates on Creekside Medical Plaza

We have a new website for Dr. Alan D. Sampson, M.D. (finally)! Visit our new address at  http://www.creeksideeyecenter.com . You can also connect with us on our Facebook fan page here. We would love to hear some of your feedback about our website or anything else on your mind.

There’s also a few new exciting things going on here at Creekside Medical Plaza and Creekside Eye Center. Our optical shop is up and running in full capacity and we have a new selection of children’s frames. Additionally, Kathy just came back from the Vision Expo in Las Vegas where she ordered several new lines such as Persol, Coach, Versace and Jelly Beans and a new line of  Ray-Bans. Look for these new glasses soon and let us know which are your favorites.

To add to the changes around here, we are also renovating the exterior of our building and changing some stuff in optical. What do you think of the new look?

September 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

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