Tuesday, August 31, 2010


If solar glare is bothering you, stop by one of our Optical Departments and see our selection of polarized sunglasses -- you'll be amazed at the difference!

Bolton Fair 2010

Did you happen to be at the Bolton Fair in Lancaster this year?  This fair is a New England favorite and celebrated it's 128th year!  Quite an accomplishment, to say the least.

The D'Ambrosio Eye Care banner flew overhead that weekend and here is an aerial shot of the fairgrounds taken from the plane. 

Book Sales are BOOMING!

We've raised $254 to date in book sales for the Smile Train!  Patients and employees have generously donated gently-used books in an effort to help us raise funds.

We have books for all ages and a selection of both hard and soft cover books. 

If you'd like to donate books, please call one of our offices, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks and happy reading!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Optical Promotions...

Current promotions in our three Optical Departments are free upgrades to Copertone Sun Lenses and free upgrades to the new custom, digitally-designed progresses lens, Kodak Unique.  Speak with our Optical staff for details.

D'Ambrosio Banner flies over Red Sox opening game 2010

If you were lucky to be at Opening Day of the Boston Red Sox, you may have seen our banner flying overhead!

These are some nice aerial shots of  Boston and Fenway Park!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Gardner

TEAM D'AMBROSIO has been a long-time supporter of the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life, Greater Gardner. 2010 was no exception and our donations broke our previous record and exceeded our goal by over 22%!

Pictured at right are many of the walkers for our TEAM, but there were many, many folks behind the scene that contributed to our success - and that includes our patients!

2010 goal was $5,000 -- we actually raised
This was accomplished through donations to our book sales, bakery sales, dress down days, a yard sale, fundraisers at local Friendly's Restaurants and employee and patient donations!

Thank you all for a job well done!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

D'Amborsio donates back packs

Back-to-school is just around the corner and the employees of D'Ambrosio Eye Care have done it again!

Once again they have filled 20 back packs chock-full of school supplies! Each child needing a pack will receive a back pack, lunch box, pens and pencils, markers, cases, crayons, calculators, notebooks, binders and much, much more! Hope they can fit some books in there!!

Here is a picture of the bags and contents before assemblying!

Friday, August 27, 2010

September 1, 2010 - we'll be with the Leominster Vision Support Group

Sahana Vyas, M.D.
On Wednesday, September 1, Dr. Sahana Vyas will be speaking to the Leominster Vision Support Group on Macular Degeneration.

Beautiful weather for this weekend...

Weather forecasters are predicting a fantastic weekend. 
Wish we could bottle it up and keep it!
Have fun and be safe!

Sport Team Sponsorships

Were you aware that D'Ambrosio Eye Care sponsors several youth sporting teams every year?

Over the years we have sponsored baseball, softball, street hockey, basketball, soccer and more! There are a couple of special althlete teams that we are especially proud to sponsor.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Job Shadowing at D'Ambrosio Eye Care

D'Ambrosio Eye Care frequently has individuals "job shadowing" our doctors and technicians.  We have formed partnerships with some of the local schools and hospitals to allow students to observe our staff members throughout their day.

If you're here for an appointment, you may be asked for your permission to have the student in the room during your examination or procedure. 

Some are here for only a few hours, others for a week or more depending on their school requirements and their field of interest.

It's a great way for students,  from high school to graduate school, to oberve eye care in a medical setting... who knows, one day they may be your doctor, optician, or technician!

Currently shadowing with us is a graduate of UMass who is heading to Saba University shortly to begin his medical studies .  We wish him much success!

Bus service to our doorstep!

MART - Montachusett Area Regional Transit - Bus #8 brings you right to our Lancaster office. Now, how easy is that!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sahana Vyas, M.D. speaking to the Gardner Seniors

On Thursday, August 26, 2010, Dr. Sahana Vyas is scheduled to speak at the Gardner Senior Center on "Diabetes and It's Affect on Vision". 

At D'Ambrosio Eye Care, Inc. Dr. Vyas specializes in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina, retinal vascualr disease, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy,

Our Medical Doctors welcome the opportunity to speak with groups, large or small, on several eye health-related topics.  If you know of a group that may be interested in having Dr. Vyas or another M.D. speak, please contact our Community Outreach department.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Outing with Boys and Girls Club of North Central Mass


D'Ambrosio Eye Care is one of the sponsors of the 6th Annual Boys and Girls Club of North Central Mass Mini Golf Tournament at Lancaster Golf Center. On Thursday afternoon, 8/12/10, a few of the staff teamed up with the kids for a round of mini golf! This is our third year participating and it's a fun afternoon for us and the kids! One of our teams won and one of her B&Gs Club team members shot a hole-in-one!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Did you know we carry a varied selection of Maui Jim Sunglasses? Often, patients will ask about the care of their sunglasses.

Maui Jim recommends:

Rinse the lenses in warm, running water. Use a mild, liquid dish orbath soap to wash each lens surface. Rinse and dry using a clean, soft absorbant cloth. Do not use paper-based products to clean your lenses. Do not use abrasive cleaners or soaps or detergents which may leave a deposit on the lens. Also, avoid cleaning your lenses with certain tissues that have lotion or silicone added, as both will leave a film on the lenses.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Busy post-op day

Today is a busy day at the Lancaster office of D'AmbrosioEye Care with LASIK and CATARACT post-op appointments.

It's always great to see patients come in with a "new view" after their procedure.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Certified Dior® Associates

Did you know that the entire Optical team at D'Ambrosio Eye Care, Inc. is certified by Dior® to dispense their frames?  Stop by any of our three locations in Acton, Gardner or Lancaster and see our great selection!

Reader's Choice - #1 Optical Shop

Thank you to everyone who voted our Lancaster Optical Department #1 in the Reader's Choice! This award is important to us, because it's our patients rating our service and selection. We're proud of this honor and hope to continue to earn your vote!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Photos from Gardner Summer Festival


Here are a few pictures of D'Ambrosio Eye Care employees from the 71st Annual Gardner Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sale. It was a windy couple of days, but sunny. Gave us a great opportunity to see and chat with some patients and make new acquaintences as well.

Some of those acquaintences are shown here:
FINZ of the Worcester Sharks wearing our giant sunglasses - important to block the harmful rays of the sun!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fundraising: Smile Train

For anyone that has been into any of our three offices, you know D'Ambrosio Eye Care and its employees are committed to supporting those in need with our fundraising events and activities.

Currently, our efforts are for the Smile Train. This charity has performed amazing surgical procedures to assist children around the world born with cleft lips and cleft palates. Through donations, the Smile Train has changed the lives of countless children and given them a new confidence and look on life. Each procedure costs only $250! Our goal is to raise $750 to pay for three children to get their "smiles".

These children live in an environment where most are ostracized for their looks and inability to speak properly due to their cleft lips/palates. These surgerical procedures take 45 minutes and afterward the children are accepted into a society that has shunned them previously.

Check out these "before" and "after" pictures of Angelica, age 2, with her beautiful smile.

The Smile Train trains surgeons in these countries to perform the surgeries, amounting to over 100,000 a year with a small staff in over 78 of the world's poorest countries.

Please consider a donation or perhaps purchase some gently used books at our offices, with 100% of proceeds going to the Smile Train. We thank you and the children helped by your generosity are truly thankful.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Week of August 9, 2010... where we're at

This week we're scheduled for two senior centers: Tuesday, 8/10 in Littleton, MA and on Wednesday, 8/11, you'll find us in Boxborough, MA for free vision, glaucoma and cataract screenings at the Senior Centers. We are teamed up with Nashoba Nursing Service who will be offering blood pressure clinic at the same time.
It's a great opportunity for us to give back to the communities which have supported us throughout the 25+ years we have been in business.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gardner Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sale 2010

Come see us at the 71st Annual Gardner Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sale in Gardner, MA on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7. Stop by and have your eyeglasses cleaned and enter our raffle drawings for adults and children. Generally we are located just down the street from our office at 74 Main St., Gardner. Look for the blue canopy.

It's a fun time, lots of activities for kids, music, and food. Stop by and try to catch a D'Ambrosio Eye Care frisbee! Weather prediction is for a warm and sunny couple of days!

The link above is from the 2009 Festival - check out the pictures!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week of August 2, 2010

Periodically we'll be posting when we're 'on the road' and doing screenings or fairs. Many are open to the public and we'd love to have you stop by. If you do, please say hello and let us know you saw our blog.
Wednesday and Thursday we'll be at the senior centers in Townsend and Gardner respectively offering free vision, glaucoma and cataract checks.

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