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GVG Longtime Sponsor for ADA Tour de Cure

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Grene Vision Group is an 11-year sponsor of the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Ride, Run, Walk. GVG will be the Activity Zone sponsor for this year's event, set for Satuday, July 20 at Hartman Arena in Park City.

Sign up now to support the 2019 American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure - Wichita. For more information, click here We hope to see you there! #goredriders #goredstriders.

2019 Wichita Tour de Cure

GVG Participates in Riverfest Health Event

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Grene Vision Group participated in the Wichita River Festival Health and Fitness Fair June 7 at Kennedy Plaza downtown.

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GVG Celebrating National Sunglasses Day June 27

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Protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful rays is important to preventing vision problems. Grene Vision Group will celebrate National Sunglasses Day June 27 by offering a one-day special of 30% Off ALL SUNGLASSES, including Prescription Sunglasses.

Every day millions of Americans make the conscious decision to not wear sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear, says The Vision Council. While seemingly harmless, this habit carries serious vision risks, many of which are not known or understood by those who fail to wear protective frames.

UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and skin cancer, but most people don’t realize the damaging impact the wavelengths inflict on their vision. The problem originates with the sun’s unfiltered UV rays. Just as these rays can burn skin cells, they can also harm unprotected eyes. A full day outside without protection can cause immediate, temporary issues, such as swollen or red eyes, and hypersensitivity to light. Years of cumulative exposure can cause cancer of the eye or eyelid, and accelerate conditions like cataracts and age-regulated macular degeneration.

National Sunglasses Day serves as a reminder that sunglasses are a major health necessity – regardless of whether it’s sunny or cloudy, warm or cold – and spread the word that sunglasses and other UV-protective eyewear are key to protecting long-term eye health.

The offer is valid at all Grene Vision Group locations, and cannot be used with other promotions or discounts.

National Sunglasses Day June 27, 2019

50% Off Eyeglasses and Rx Sunglasses

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Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of our 20-20 promotion! From May 20-June 20, enjoy a 50% discount on all eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. Outside prescriptions welcome!

Must purchase a complete pair of frames and lenses to qualify. May not combine with insurance or other discounts. May not be applied to exam fees or co-pays. Standard frame brand restrictions apply. All special order frames are final sale. Offer does not include eye exam. Expires 6/20/19.

50% Eyeglasses and Rx Sunglasses

Dr. Riggins Discusses Adult Strabismus

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There is a myth when it comes to adult strabismus, commonly known as being cross-eyed, says Michele Riggins, MD, a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with Grene Vision Group since 2012.

“There has been a fallacy that surgery to correct adult strabismus is considered cosmetic surgery, but it’s not because it’s helpful to the patient,” Dr. Riggins says.

Correcting adult strabismus can impact a patient’s quality of life — from being able to read, watch TV or even drive again to psychosocial benefits such as improved self-confidence, better relationships and better employability, studies have shown.

Strabismus is diagnosed when the eyes aren’t properly aligned and point in differing directions, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The condition occurs when there is an imbalance in the brain’s signals to the six muscles attached to each eye that control how it moves. A neuro-ophthalmologist can help diagnose and determine an appropriate treatment protocol. Dr. Riggins is one of about 400 such board-certified neuro-ophthalmologists in the U.S. and the only one in Kansas outside of the Kansas City area.

Read more from her article in the April-May 2019 issue of MD News of Greater Kansas magazine by clicking Don’t Cross Off Surgery for Adult Strabismus.

Michele M. Riggins, MD

 

JDRF One Walk Raises Nearly $140,000

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Grene Vision Group was the proud V1P Sponsor again for the April 13 JDRF Wichita One Walk at Exploration Place. Nearly $140,000 was raised to help create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Thank you to Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen for her wonderful assistance in the V1P tent and singing the national anthem! 

ABOUT JDRF ONE WALK®

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can't wait for you to join us!

When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure.

JDRF Wichita OneWalk 2019
Grene Vision Group staff Collin Hermreck, Starla Crook and Cassie Moore with Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen.

GVG the V1P Sponsor for JDRF OneWalk April 13

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Grene Vision Group is the V1P Sponsor for the JDRF OneWalk event on Saturday, April 13 at Exploration Place in Wichita. JDRF OneWalk has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). This is GVG’s fourth year as an official sponsor for the event. The OneWalk fundraising goal is $213,750. Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen will join us in the V1P tent.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF provides more than 200 walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF—the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D. Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people who raise funds for critical T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our community.

There is NO CHARGE to participate in the event, however registration is appreciated. You can register to walk and raise funds by clicking Wichita JDRF OneWalk Registration.

JDRF OneWalk April 13, 2019

 

Dr. Campbell Discusses New Glaucoma Medications

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For a long time, ophthalmologists had sort of given up on recovering the drainage functions of the trabecular meshwork of a glaucoma patient's eye.

In the past 18 months, the FDA has approved two new glaucoma eyedrop medications and two types of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) to restore some functionality of the meshwork, said Anita Campbell, MD, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist at Grene Vision Group. She has clinics in Wichita and Hutchinson.

Dr. Campbell has started prescribing both new medications – Vyzulta and Rhopressa – and performing both new MIGS procedures – called the Kahook Dual Blade and the OMNI system – to help reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eyes of her glaucoma patients.

Read the article in the February-March 2019 issue of MD News of Greater Kansas magazine by clicking here.

Anita Campbell, MD

March is National Save Your Vision Month

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March is National Save Your Vision Month, so be sure to schedule your eye exam today! A complete eye exam is important for all ages and is more than just testing your vision. It's a full checkup for your eyes. Many eye conditions develop very slowly and without symptoms. If left undetected, the conditions may cause irreversible damage to your vision. Regular eye exams are the best way to detect such conditions early and address them before they develop into more serious problems.

Click here to schedule or request an appointment at Grene Vision Group. Or call (316) 636-2010 or the GVG office nearest you.

To learn more about the importance of a complete eye examination, click http://fyi.rendia.com/e8Zli.

Schedule Your Eye Exam

GVG Featured in MD News of Greater Kansas Magazine

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Grene Vision Group's Ophthalmology services, with a special focus on GVG's recent expansion of its Oculoplastics department, were featured in the December-January issue of MD News of Greater Kansas.

With the addition of Rao V. Chundury, MD, MBA, a second ophthalmologist specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery, Grene Vision Group has expanded its capacity to serve patients who require eyelid, orbit, tear duct, and facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

MD News of Greater Kansas

To view the issue, click here.

Buy One Get One 50% Off Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

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Now is a great time to purchase a second pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses at Grene Vision Group. With our busy lives, we go from activity to activity, and you may want computer glasses while working, polarized sunglasses for driving and outdoor activities, and reading glasses for checking your phone. We have the perfect frames and lenses for you and your many activities. Now through April 30, 2019, buy one complete pair of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses and get the less expensive pair half off. Some restrictions may apply.

Employees Recognized for Service

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Congratulations to the 37 Grene Vision Group and Team Vision Surgery Center employees recognized for their years of service during GVG's annual Holiday Party and Service Awards Ceremony:

25 Years: Kathy Green, Lucille Robinson, Pam Wiens; 20 Years: Samantha North, Pam Postier; 15 Years: Sandy Barber, Tricia Bussell, Kelli Embrey, Stephanie Haas, Dan Hartness Jr., Marie Mitchell, Kyle Oneal; 10 Years: Sheila James, Sara Kincaid, Matt Koehn, Catalina Plascencia, Brenda Scott, Meaghan Wise; 5 Years: Carolyn Abbott, Emma Brewer, Krista Diaz, Carla Dibble, Connie Hofer, Marcia Lenhart, Bianca Little, Stacy Lyles, Bruce Mankins, Joy Peterson, Angela Powell, Melissa Rickard, Darsey Sandoval, Jessica Vela, Vincent Villafane, Sabrina Volavka, Leslie Walker, Ryan Wehr and Heather Witmer.

 

GVG Employee Service Awards

GVG Donates to Kansas Food Bank

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Many thanks to our Grene Vision Group Employees and Doctors for their continued support of the Kansas Food Bank. This year, GVG donated $3,410 and 521 pounds of food in conjunction with its annual holiday party. Grene Vision Group is a longtime supporter of the Kansas Food Bank, which currently serves 12.3 million meals annually to more than 215,000 unduplicated individuals through more than 700 hunger-relief partners in 85 counties.  

 

Kansas Food Bank

Join Us for the Jingle Bell Run!

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Grene Vision Group is a proud sponsor of this year's Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 15 at Exploration Place to support the Arthritis Foundation. Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run - Wichita, visit here or contact Steve Rock at srock@arthritis.org or call 913-369-4224.

Note: This year's event raised $70,180!

Wichita Jingle Bell Run

GVG Receives Best Vision Service Award from The Wichita Eagle

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Thank you to The Wichita Eagle and all the readers who voted Grene Vision Group "Best Vision Service" for the ninth consecutive year. 

2018 The Wichita Eagle Readers Choice Best Vision Service

GVG Named Best Places to Work Finalist

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Wichita Business Journal Best Places to Work

GVG Major Sponsor for Let's Move, Kansas Walk and Run

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Grene Vision Group is the Platinum Sponsor for the fifth annual “Let’s Move, Kansas” 5K run and 1.5 mile walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. The event benefits the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) is the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. The mission is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research, and education of Kansas Family Physicians. Contributions provide support for Kansas programs involving pre-medical & medical students and family medicine residents.

For more information and to register, click here.

Let's Move, Kansas!

GVG Surgeons Named Best Doctors®

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Dasa V. Gangadhar, MD, and Samuel W. Amstutz, MD, Grene Vision Group ophthalmologists, once again were named Best Doctors®. The award was announced by the Wichita Business Journal. Dr. Gangadhar's subspecialties include Corneal Transplantation, Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery, and Cornea and External Disease. Dr. Amstutz's subspecialties include Cosmetic and Functional Eyelid Surgery, Tear Duct and Orbital Disorders, and Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery. 

Best Doctors serves more than 30 million members in countries across the world.  For 27 years, Best Doctors has asked physicians to identify the doctors they consider the leaders in their field. Today, their peer-selected network has more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties.

To learn more about Best Doctors, click here.

Congratulations Dr. Gangadhar and Dr. Amstutz!

Dasa V. Gangadhar, MD  Samuel W. Amstutz, MD

 

GVG Offering Buy One Get One 50% Off

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Now is a great time to purchase a second pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses at Grene Vision Group. With our busy lives, we go from activity to activity, and you may want computer glasses while working, polarized sunglasses for driving and outdoor activities, and reading glasses for checking your phone. We have the perfect frames and lenses for you and your many activities. Now through November 3, buy one complete pair of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses and get the less expensive pair half off. Some restrictions may apply.

GVG Fall BOGO

Dr. Chundury Joins Grene Vision Group

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Grene Vision Group Doctors and Staff welcome Rao V. Chundury, MD, MBA. He joins Samuel W. Amstutz, MD to expand Grene Vision Group’s Oculoplastics services. Dr. Chundury is a fellowship-trained aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial surgeon who has practiced ophthalmology since 2014. He offers the latest techniques in cosmetic facial rejuvenation and functional eyelid/midface/orbital surgery. His clinical interests include medical and minimally invasive treatments for a variety of eyelid, orbit and tearing conditions.Rao V. Chundury, MD, MBA

Dr. Chundury graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biology and earned his masters, medical and business degrees from Indiana University School of Medicine and Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He completed his residency at St. Louis University where he was Chief Resident followed by a two-year ASOPRS fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Following fellowship, Dr. Chundury became an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Indiana University where he was also associate program director. He has more than 30 publications/book chapters, is a reviewer for several journals and has presented novel research at numerous national meetings. Dr. Chundury is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He also serves on several AAO committees including the Oculoplastics ONE Editor's Choice committee. Dr. Chundury also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery-University of Kansas School of Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Chundury and his wife spend time losing at tennis against their 9-year old son and 7-year old daughter. They are looking forward to exploring all the great outdoor spaces in the Wichita area.