Take Advantage of Your “Use it or Lose it” Flex Spending & Vision Benefits at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

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It’s that time of the year when people attempt to use up their health savings and flexible spending accounts. Both of these types of accounts can be applied towards eyewear and contact lenses. We find that many people are not aware that they have vision savings plans that also have “use it or lose it” benefits. These vision plans can sometimes be confusing as to how they work. Our team at Professional Vision does a fantastic job of helping patients understand how their vision savings plans work. Sometimes patients aren’t even aware that they have such a plan! Feel free to contact our office if you have questions, where someone on our team can look up your information to see what benefits you may have. (You can go to our Professional Vision Website for locations & contact info, or even inquiring online.) For those looking to set up an appointment with our doctors for eye health examinations, we highly suggest attempting to set up appointments as soon as possible, especially before the last week of the year. Even with a doctor usually available 6 days a week at all locations, we typically get booked the last week of the year. Happy holidays!!!

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Limited Edition NVSBLE Vinylize Eyewear Now Available at Professional Vision Timonium!


Professional Vision Timonium is excited to be a select partner for NVSBLE Vinylize by Tipton Eyewear! “NVSBLE Vinylize frames are available only to selected Vinylize partners around the world. In all, 480 NVSBLE frames will be made. The collection contains six refined classic Vinylize shapes fashioned from virgin clear vinyl. The crystal grooves of the record are accentuated by the barely perceptible sand crystal hue. Clear vinyl is vinyl in its purest form. The new limited edition Vinylize NVSBLE collection is different, it’s elusive, translucent, transient.”
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Photos: Professional Vision’s 1st Benefit Show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness!

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We’d like to thank everyone that came out and supported Professional Vision‘s 1st annual benefit show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Todd Miller Band wowed a full house at Michael’s Cafe in Timonium with an 80’s tribute! We heard 80’s classics from Journey, Foreigner, Sade, Van Halen, Bryan Adams, the Outfield & much more! Professional Vision raffled off Maui Jim Sunglasses, where we raised and donated over $1,000 to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We once again want to thank the Todd Miller Band, Michael’s Cafe in Timonium, & Scott Bondroff for helping to put together this wonderful event! We also included photos of our Professional Vision pre-party before the music & festivities! This is only the beginning!
*CLICK HERE FOR MORE PIX*
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Professional Vision “80’s Tribute” Benefit Show! Fri Oct 7th 9pm Michael’s Cafe Timonium!

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The Professional Vision Timonium & Carney team is excited to announce that we’re having our 1st benefit show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness on Fri Oct 7th at 9pm! What better way to start things off than with an 80’s tribute w/ some of the best musicians in area! (Todd Miller, Eric Scott, John Thomakos) Thanks to Michael’s Cafe in Timonium & Scotty B’s Entertainment! This should be a lot of fun!!! We also plan to raffle off a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses! NO COVER!

**If you plan to have dinner there, we suggest calling ahead for reservations, or click here for Michael’s Cafe’s Open Table site. Try to request seating in the booths in the bar area where the music will be.

**If you can’t make it to this event, but have a loved one affected by blindness, or want to support the cause, please help us reach our goal by considering a donation. Click here to Donate & Support the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Thanks!

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New Commercial! Photos of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!

Here’s a brand new commercial from Professional Vision Timonium & Carney: “See Better, Feel Better, & Look Better w/ the Latest in Lens Technology by ZEISS!” Thanks to everyone that helped to make this happen. Thanks to Brendan Sullivan for the awesome production! We hope you enjoy it!

What a beautiful day of music & festivities at Hot August Music Festival 2016! Here are some awesome Photos of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival! We’d like to give a big thanks to ZEISS Better Vision for sponsoring the stage, & Stages Music Arts for the stage and production! We’d also like to thank some of the best photographers around! (Stuart Dahne Photography, Brady Cooling Photography, Mark Raker, Ragin’ Randy Entertainment, Marc Shapiro Media, John Shore, Bob Sek) Thanks to Railroad Earth, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, & Eastman String Band for putting on a spectacular show!!! **Click Here for More Pix of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival**
(Below: Railroad Earth performing on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!)
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(Below: Dr. Richard Barnstein Introduces Samantha Fish on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!)
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(Below: Samantha Fish wowing the crowd on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!)
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(Below: Looking out at the Crowd as Cabinet Graces the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!)
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(Below: Some of the Professional Vision team with friends & family at Hot August Music Festival.)
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VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL VISION ZEISS STAGE AT HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT AUG 20TH! MAP OF HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL!

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Come on out to Hot August Music Festival Saturday August 20th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD! (Right up the road from our Timonium office!) This map shows set times for bands and activities! I’ll have the honor of introducing Samantha Fish at 2pm, and Cabinet at 4pm, who both perform on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Be sure to come by & visit our stage! (See attached map for location) w/ Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, LITZ, Eastman String Band! Kids 12 and under free! Big thanks once again to ZEISS for sponsoring the event and Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Click here for tickets!
(The Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Big thanks to Stages Music Arts!)
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(Below: View of the main stage at Hot August Music Festival)
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Professional Vision, ZEISS, & Hot August Music Festival! Ticket Giveaway Promo 2016! Thievery Corp, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, The Revivalists & More!

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Hello everyone! Some of you may be asking, “How are Professional Vision & ZEISS connected to Hot August Music Festival?” First I’d like to thank ZEISS for their support in sponsorship with the Professional Vision Stage. One of my passions outside of the eye field is music, & live music in particular. Hot August Music Festival takes place on Saturday August 20th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD.(Just 5 miles from our Timonium office!) I’ve been fortunate to develop a friendship with the heads of the festival, Brad & Tricia Selko, where I’ve joined them in helping to make this the best one day music festival in the region! (Voted by Tri State Indie a few years back) The spectacular lineup once again fuels this year’s excitement about the event, which will draw well over 6,000 attendees. This year’s lineup includes: Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, LITZ, & Eastman String Band! The Professional Vision ZEISS Stage features Railroad Earth, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, and Eastman String Band! The festival will have a Picker’s Grove, kids drum circles, kids harmonica workshops, & adult drum circles from BEATWELL. Kids 12 & under free! We’re also thrilled to have Towson University’s WTMD 89.7, as the presenting radio station. Over 200 residents from the area help to run this magical one day event! I feel very grateful that Professional Vision can be part of such a special local music event! Come on out to Hot August Music Festival! Thanks!

**TICKET GIVEAWAY PROMO** *CLICK HERE to Go to the Facebook Professional Vision Page Ticket Giveaway Promo Post* (See Post pinned to the top of the page) and: 1. Like the Facebook Professional Vision page 2. Leave a comment below the Facebook ticket giveaway post on what band you’re most excited to see at Hot August Music Festival 2016! That’s it! The promo runs until Friday July 1st at 6pm, where the winner will be announced that evening! Good luck!

Below: Professional Vision Timonium Window Display of Hot August Music Festival & Vinylize Eyewear Theme! (Click here for more info on Vinylize Eyewear)
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Dr. Richard Barnstein with Vinylize Eyewear! “Eyewear Remastered From Music, With a Vinyl Groove!”
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Scenic View of Hot August Music Festival in Cockeysville, MD!
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Vinylize Eyewear! Professional Vision Timonium First in Maryland to Carry Eyewear Made from Vinyl Records!

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Professional Vision Timonium is excited to announce that they’re the first in the state of Maryland to carry Vinylize Eyewear! “Eyewear Remastered From Music, With a Vinyl Groove!”
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Our team is thrilled about this stylish eyewear derived from real vinyl records! Each frame is handmade in Budapest, Hungary. As many of you know, I have a large passion for music! I help to promote Hot August Music Festival, and have recently joined in serving on the board for WTMD 89.7 Listener Supported Public Radio for Towson University. We even have a Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at the festival! This is a dream come true for me, to connect music with eyewear! Stop by our Timonium location to check out this stunning eyewear!
(Below: Sophie, Tatiana, Angelina, & Dr. Barnstein checking out Vinylize Eyewear at the Vision Expo in NYC.)
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BELOW: One of the Coolest Eyewear Cases You’ll Ever See!
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Professional Vision Introduces Corneal Refractive Therapy as a Treatment for the Progression of Myopia!

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The Professional Vision team is excited to introduce Corneal Refractive Therapy as a treatment for the progression of myopia. Dr. Richard Barnstein is trained and certified to fit Paragon CRT. (An FDA requirement) With no age restrictions, Paragon CRT represents a unique opportunity for adolescents & adults to experience the freedom from daytime contacts and glasses with this great alternative to traditional vision correction. Paragon CRT is a specially designed contact lens that gently and temporarily reshapes the cornea at night.

Dr. Richard Barnstein states that, “I’m really excited to offer this modality of treatment for the progression of myopia. This give our patients options in addition to the many choices we offer patients at Professional Vision.”

Paragon CRT temporarily corrects nearsightedness (myopia) with or without moderate astigmatism. Paragon CRT has been proven both safe and effective for patients of all ages when worn during sleeping hours, earning this therapy the first and only FDA approval for overnight use. The result is no more torn lenses, no more broken frames and no more discomfort from daily wear contact lens-induced dry eyes.

Whether the patient plays sports, spends time in a dusty or windy environment, or is simply applying make-up, with Corneal Refractive Therapy nothing gets in the way of their vision. Since there is no permanent change to the eye, the patient has the ultimate control and flexibility in their vision correction.

For more information, contact our office at 410-252-7414. You can also visit www.paragoncrt.com for more information about Paragon CRT. Here’s another great website for more information: www.myopiacontrol.org

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Having Fun Making Our Next Video Commercial for Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

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Here are some great photos from the filming of our next video commercial for Professional Vision Timonium & Carney. Brendan Sullivan of Superchillproduction once again did a fantastic job of filming! The commercial highlights how Professional Vision helps our patients to “See Better, Look Better, and Feel Better, with the latest in Lens Technology by ZEISS.” Our amazing team had so much fun! We were able to wrap this filming up in an hour and a half. (We still have some voice-overs and editing.) Thanks to all who helped! Here’s a link to pix! Click Here For More Pix! Stay tuned!
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