Posts Tagged ‘Optometrist’

Recycle Your Old Eyeglasses

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

1717642_srecycleWith Earth Day fresh on everyone’s mind, we wanted to give a reminder that we continue to collect used eyewear.  If you happen to have an unwanted pair of eyeglasses lying around, here are 3 reasons to consider donating them at Gray Family Vision.

1.  Be Green

Avoid contributing your old eyewear to the local landfill.

2.  Feel Good

The glasses we collect are used by those less fortunate in other countries.

3.  Save $$

Donate an unwanted pair of glasses and buy (without insurance) a complete pair of glasses with anti-reflective coating and we will give you a discount;  $25 off single vision or $50 off progressive/no line bifocal.

Have a pair of glasses you would like to recycle?  Schedule an appointment with an optometrist at Gray Family Vision today.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

How To Find The Best Eye Doctor In Maine

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Eye ExamThe National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends the following ways to find the best optometrist for you:

  1. Check with family and friends to recommend an experienced optometrist.
  2. Check with your insurance company for a list of optometrists covered under your plan.
  3. The optometric association can be contacted for a list of eye doctors.
  4. You can call the hospital for details if they have an optometry department.
  5. Ask other health professionals including your family doctor, dentist, pharmacist, or nurse.

See what others are saying about us here!

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

An Optometrist Beyond The Optical

Monday, March 28th, 2011


This post will describe what an Optometrist does beyond the optical of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists detect, diagnose, and treat vision conditions and eye diseases.


Procedures to remove foreign bodies such as metal from the surface of the eye or under the eyelid.


Pre-operative and post-operative care for Lasik and cataract eye surgery.


Cataracts, diabetic eye complications, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal tears and detachments can all be detected through routine eye examinations by an optometrist.


Conjunctivitis, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis are just some of the eye diseases that are routinely managed by optometrists.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.