Hess Entertainment Partners with The Eye Center for Community Service

Hess Entertainment is donating $1/per ticket sold for this concert, to The Eye Center’s Thanksgiving Assistance Program! The Thanksgiving Assistance Program feeds local Bay County kids and their families for the entire week of the Thanksgiving school break, as well as provides a turkey, fresh produce, and other Thanksgiving food essentials. Along with some other great business partners, and the help of the  PC Fire Dept., we now serve 400 local families!!   We are incredibly grateful for this partnership and excited about the growth of our Thanksgiving Project!

Bay County Thanksgiving Assistance Program

DSC_1602Along with many area partners, we are starting our annual Thanksgiving Assistance program to benefit Bay County School children and their families.  If you have a child in the school system please send in non perashible items with your child for collection.  We collect these items and cash donations to deliver over 400 Bay County children and their families a weeks worth of groceries, a fresh turkey, produce, and vegtables for the week of Thanksgiving break. Contact Jennifer Reale at [email protected] for more information.

LASIK For Local Heroes

Billy MixonThis year’s winner of the LASIK for Local Heroes contest is Panama City Firefighter Billy Mixon.  Billy will receive free LASER LASIK surgery this month, Compliments of Dr. Bret Fisher, The Eye Center of North Florida, and our community partner, Gulf Coast Medical Center.


Teachers make a difference in the lives of our children each day…Now it is our turn to make a difference in theirs! Click on our CONTEST BUTTON to enter the LASIK for A Local Teacher Contest sponsored by Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union!

Thanksgiving Assistance Program

We have partnered together again this year, for the 5th annual Thanksgiving Assistance Program.  This community project will provide relief for Bay County school children and their families during the holidays.

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life

The Chipley office team, made up of Dr. Kelly Smith, Melissa Nichols, Melba Kipp, Teresa Owens, Tiffany Pipkin, and Chris Christine Simmons, recently participated in the Annual Relay for Life held by the American Cancer Society. The event was held at Pals Park in Chipley on May 13th and 14th with the theme being “Traveling the Globe.” We are very proud of our team who raised $3,662 and placed as the 4th highest fund raiser for Washington County.

The Eye Center of North America extends thanks to the Co-Sponsors, Wausau 1st Baptist Church, Nichols Auto, and JD Owens Carpet for their support and generosity.

Anyone can donate to the American Cancer Society at any time by logging on to www.relayforlife.org.

Back to School Gift Certificate

Sure, you remembered the paper, pencils, and new backpacks, but did you get their eyes checked?

Poor Vision can interfere with learning, school performance, participation in sports, and self esteem.

School aged kids who come in for their back to school eye exams during the months of July and August can enter for a chance to win a $150.00 gift certificate to our optical shop.

Breathe Easier at the Eye Center

As a leader in health care, beginning June 1st, all Eye Center of North Florida offices will be joining area hospitals in becoming a Smoke~ Free Campus. This means the premises are entirely tobacco~free. Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited ~ both inside and outside~ by employees, patients, and visitors.

Our decision to go tobacco~free is not an attempt to force anyone to quit using tobacco products. Rather, the tobacco~free initiative is a concrete way we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to healthy living.

We appreciate your help and support as we head toward June 1st. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Administration, Kathi Nichols.

2011 Lasik for Local Heroes WINNERS

We had some wonderful heroes apply for this year’s contest, and although it was difficult to choose, we have narrowed it down to our top winners. This year we will be giving Blade Free LASIK Surgery to 7 lucky and well deserving people who are either past or present military members who have served in a war, firefighters, EMS, or police officers. Thanks so much to everyone who applied and for your service to our community!

This year’s winners:

  • Laura Murrell
    Retired Navy Officer
    School Teacher at Ceader Grove Elementary
  • Robert Gray
  • Mitch Manning
    Firefighter, Parker Fire Department
  • Dennis Pitts
    Patrol Sgt., Springfield Police Department
    Past U.S. Navy and Army Reserves
  • Harold “CJ” Whittington, Jr.
    144th National Guard Transportation Unit
    Online College Courses
  • Shawn Fiddler
    Firefighter and EMT for Panama City Beach
  • Bobby Mayo
    Firefighter, Bay County Fire Department
    Student at Gulf Coast State College

The Eye Center Elves

The Eye Center of North Florida has partnered with Innovations to help brighten Christmas for seniors in our area.  Can you be one of The Eye Center Elves this Christmas?

Be one of the “The Eye Center Elves” this Christmas by stopping by and choosing a senior from one of our trees in the lobby of our Highway 77 location.  Each ornamens on our tree has the name of a senior and a small gift that they would like to receive this Christmas. The seniors have asked for small gifts such as CDs, personal care items, earrings, pajamas, etc.  After choosing a senior and purchasing their gift, please return the item(s) unwrapped in a shopping bag and attach the “ornament” with the senior’s information.  Please return gifts by Friday, December 17th for delivery the week of Christmas. Thank you in advance for your generosity as an Eye Center Elf!