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Frame of the Month

In March, are featuring Dilem Eyewear as our frame of the month!

Dilem literally translates in French to dilemma: Many struggle choosing a pair of fun, funky or colorful glasses and they find themselves asking, “Do I always want to be stuck with this color?” “Do I want to wear this every day?” “What if it clashes with an outfit?” Dilem frames have temples that are interchangeable and can be personalized you for you!

Dilem has everything from contemporary models, trendy shapes, slender lines, bold zyl, awesome colors and patterns. With the combinations of both frame and materials the interchangeability is endless making Dilem the chameleon of the optical world!

Dilem frames are for both men and women. Sizes range from children to adult. They come in both metal and zyl frames and also both full frames and a grooved rimless design.

Dilem is a style, an attitude, and is total fashion freedom. Its unconventional concept makes it possible to change your appearance whenever you choose.

When you purchase a Dilem frame you receive an extra set of temples to start your collection. In month of March if you purchase a Dilem frame, you will receive an extra set from our stores inventory. So that is THREE sets of temple with ONE frame purchase!!!!

Come see Lori, Michelle, Janelle, America or Britt and let them show you all the possibilities of Dilem Eyewear!

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In Focus – 10.25.16

This week on our In Focus blog, we have four stories that detail everything from eye health to the morning routine of successful people. Enjoy and leave a comment on Facebook. We’d love to hear your feedback.

The (slightly insane) morning routines of these top professionals 35 and under

Whether morning means 3:30 a.m. or 11:59 a.m., members of the 2016 Next Wave list know how to supercharge the start to their day, getting their minds and bodies ready to take on the world in sometimes unconventional ways.

Drugmakers respond to growing need for eye treatments

Of the five senses, none may be more precious than sight. Yet even as other areas of medicine have advanced rapidly in recent decades, the area of eyecare has been comparatively static, especially when it comes to developing new drugs.

Wearable health monitors not always reliable, study shows

Wearable devices may provide interesting information, but the heart-rate data is unreliable and raises doubts about usefulness, a new study shows.

The new study, by cardiac experts at the Cleveland Clinic, examined four popular devices and found that their heart rate monitors are wrong 10%-20% of the time.

THIS ONE IS INSANE: If you’re unable to read the top line on an eyechart, you’ve got 20/200 vision, which makes you legally blind in the US.

Normal vision is 20/20, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet. To be considered legally blind, your vision needs to be 20/200 or worse, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet about as well as someone with normal vision could read it at 200 feet.

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Spex: Your Sunwear Headquarters

The team at Spex is ready to help you with our excellent line of sunwear products to get you ready for summer. Our new line of Costa sunglasses are high in quality and suitable for many outdoor activities, especially golf and water sports. In addition, we carry Oakley, Maui and many other brands.

Light conditions are constantly changing. To get the most out of Costa lenses, it’s important to choose the right color. We offer six lens colors that range from low-light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.

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Come see one of our sunglasses and frame experts, Michelle, Lori, Janelle or America would be happy to help you custom pick the perfect Costa sun wear for your personal needs.

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Merry Christmas from Family Eye Care

From our team at Family Eye Care, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the coming year. Thank you, especially, to all of our patients who make our practice successful and and who continue to vote us the Best of Grand Island. A reminder that we will be open until noon on Christmas Eve and open regular Saturday hours on December 26th.

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Sunglasses Sales to Benefit Heartland United Way

Beginning November 2nd, Family Eyecare Center and Spex Boutique is pleased to announce an offer to save our patients on sunglass purchases and help a worthy cause. For any purchase of sunwear at Spex Boutique and Family Eyecare Center in Grand Island and St. Paul, customers will receive $50.00 off each pair purchased. In addition, FEC will donate $20.00 to the Heartland United Way “Four-in-One” Campaign.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for pictures of our sunglasses collection and make sure you stop in for all your eyewear needs during the Christmas season. The special and accompanying donation to the United Way will last until December 31, 2015.


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Dr. Lynda Conner Joins FEC Team

The optometrists of Family Eyecare Center are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Lynda Conner to the staff beginning on July 31st. Dr. Conner comes to FEC after having practiced for seven years in South Bend, Indiana and for a short stint in Grand Island.

“We are extremely excited to bring in someone with Dr. Conner’s expertise to our practice and the communities of Grand Island and St. Paul,” said Dr. Mark Stines. “Lynda’s specialities in ocular eye disease and pediatric eye care, as well as her extensive surgical background, make her a perfect fit for our practice. She’ll be a great fit for both our current and new patients.”

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Dr. Hudnall Nominated for AOA Young OD of the Year

Family Eyecare’s Dr. Chad Hudnall was selected as a finalist for the American Optometric Association’s Young OD of the Year Award for 2015.  This honor is given every year to an optometrist for their accomplishments in the eye care profession and community.  Dr. Hudnall was the Young OD of the Year for Nebraska in 2014.

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Dr. Hudnall and Dr. Grabowski attend Nebraska Optometric Association Spring Conference

Dr. Hudnall and Dr. Grabowski recently attended the Nebraska Optometric Association Annual Spring Conference in Lincoln, NE, April 17-19.

Almost 160 Nebraska optometrists attended 16 hours of classes to further their knowledge of the latest in eye care. Courses included information on clinical challenges in eye care, eye disease, the latest in technology for optometry, nutrition for the eye, glaucoma and prescription medication. Optometrists in Nebraska are required by the Board of Optometry to obtain 44 hours of continuing education credits every two years.

The NOA represents over 240 doctors of optometry serving in more than 80 communities throughout the state. Doctors of Optometry (ODs) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage disease, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eyes. Association members in Nebraska are also leading providers of pediatric vision care and offer two statewide public service programs to serve children. Learn more about both programs and other valuable eye care information on the Nebraska Optometric Association website at


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Dr. Stines Attends Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Conference.

Dr. Mark Stines  attended the Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress in Kansas City, Mo.

The 51st annual congress covered new and advanced techniques for all types of contact lenses available, plus the latest information on the medical treatment of eye diseases, glaucoma management and innovations in enhancing patients’ vision.

The Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress has grown to be one of the world’s largest contact lens and primary eye care conferences.

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