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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

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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 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.


National Sunglasses Day is June 27

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Brought to you by The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.

For this day only, Grene Vision Group will offer 30 percent off all Prescription and Non-Prescription sunglasses at all 22 of its optical locations.

Practice sun-safe behavior by wearing your sunglasses throughout the year, as the sun’s UV rays are always at play. 

We want you to enjoy your summer with UV-protection and style!  
Enter to Win the Ultimate Ray-Ban Camping Gift Set!  

From now through June 27, enter our #Selfie4Sunnies contest for a chance to win a $100 sunglasses gift certificate and Ray-Ban camping prizes (sleeping bag, windbreaker, sweatshirt, hat, tech device charger and more!).

To enter, simply take a selfie in a pair of sunglasses and post it to Instagram with tags #Selfie4Sunnies and #GreneVisionGroup.  The winner will be selected on June 28.

Why is UV-protective sunwear important?

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.

GVG Headlining Uptown Douglas 2nd Saturday Event

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Mark your calendar for the “Uptown Douglas 2nd Saturday” event on June 9 from 10 am - 2 pm! This free block-party style shopping event will feature 15 locally owned merchaUptown Douglas 2nd Saturdaynts on Douglas between Hillside and Rutan Street. Shop local and enjoy discounts, giveaways, food and fun within the Douglas Design District! Grene Vision Group will be offering a one-day, 30% savings on all eyeglasses and sunglasses! Restrictions apply, and discount valid at GVG's 3236 East Douglas Optical only.

GVG a V1P Sponsor for JDRF "One Walk"

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Grene Vision Group is teaming up with Envision once again as the V1P Sponsors for the annual JDRF One Walk, scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at Wichita's Exploration Place, 300 North McLean Boulevard. Check-in is at 9 am, and the two-mile walk begins at 10 am. It's a great event with so much to do, see and a great even to support! 

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. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk with us today. We can't do it without you.

For more information, contact De White at (316) 755-5984 or email at You can register online and visit the website by clicking here.


GVG to Sponsor ADA Tour de Cure for 10th Consecutive Year

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Grene Vision Group is a major sponsor once again for this year's American Diabetes Association Wichita Tour de Cure. The event, which includes several cycling events, a 5K and walk, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Aloft Hotel, 3642 North Oliver, Wichita.

Each rider who raises $200, and each walker/runner who raises $100 to fund diabetes research, education and advocacy, will receive the 2018 Tour de Cure commemorative T-shirt. But don't stop there! Raise $500 or more and choose a special thank you gift in recognition of your fundraising achievement. You can also become a Champion to Stop Diabetes by raising $1000 or more and receive a champion pin, access to the champion tent, and choice of a champion gift.

This is Grene Vision Group's 10th straight year of supporting the event and especially those participants who have diabetes: Our Red Riders and Red Striders! This year's goal is $375,000, and we look forward to seeing you!

For more information, contact the Wichita ADA at (316) 684-6091, Ext. 6093. You can register online and find more information at www.diabetes/org/



Dr. Campbell, GVG Glaucoma Services Featured in MD News Magazine

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. With modern procedures -- two of which have received FDA approval within the past 18 months -- Anita Campbell, MD, ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist at Grene Vision Group, can often help preserve patients' vision with little or no change to their lifestyle. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) in the December-January issue of MD News of Greater Kansas.

Glaucoma Surgeries Now Available at Grene Vision Group

MD News of Greater Kansas December 2017-January 2018 Issue


GVG Employees and Doctors Donate Money, Food to Kansas Food Bank

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As part of its annual Holiday Party and Service Awards Ceremony, Grene Vision Group employees and doctors donated $3,055 and 570 pounds of food to the Kansas Food Bank. This was the seventh consecutive year that GVG has made the food bank its primary Christmas charity.

The Kansas Food Bank has the mission of providing hunger-relief whenever and wherever it is needed throughout its 85-county service area. The organization is committed to safeguarding the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill, and all who live in poverty.

Grene Vision Group administrative staff also spent a morning assembling food bags for the Food 4 Kids program, operated by the Kansas Food Bank.

To learn more about the Kansas Food Bank, visit


GVG Cover Story in MD News of Greater Kansas magazine

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Grene Vision Group's 12 ophthalmologists were the cover photo and story for the October/November issue of MD News of Greater Kansas. The issue also included a feature article on Dasa V. Gangadhar, MD and David T. Truong, MD, Grene Vision Group's cornea and external disease subspecialists.

To read the feature on Grene Vision Group, click here. To read the entire issue, click here.