2017 Sizzle Awards - We Won 1st Place!
In 1976, Dr. David Brown opened an optometry practice on Main Street in downtown Franklin. It was moved to the Franklin City Hall building in 1986. With the impending growth of a new mall and retail area, the practice was moved to Cool Springs in 1996. In 2000, Drs. Jeff and Susan Kegarise purchased Dr. Brown’s practice and Cool Springs EyeCare was born. Over the years, the range of services has expanded to include care for all ages, sports vision, surgical services and vision therapy. Cool Springs EyeCare expanded to 6,700 sq feet in a new building on Aspen Grove Drive in July 2009. In 2011, The Tiger Institute for Cooperative Learning, LLC was formed and is a part of the educational and management structure of the practice for Cool Springs, Donelson, and area health and business professionals. A third bay of exam lanes and The Competitive Edge Sports Vision Training, LLC was added in 2013 to give our current facility 7,800 sq. ft.
Thanks to all of our patients who voted for us in the 2017 Sizzle Awards. We could not have achieved 1st place without our amazing patients and team of staff and doctors!
Posted on 03/15/2017 1:30 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Sports, Vision and Hoops: Contact Lenses
Many ball players pick contact lenses over glasses if they play sports, especially basketball. Why? Because basketball is a contact sport…in more ways than one! While many basketball players play well in glasses, most athletes prefer contact lenses. This is especially true in a sport where peripheral vision and court awareness are important. Here are just a few reasons why contact lenses might have it over glasses in ball sports:
- Better peripheral vision;
- Unobstructed field of view;
- Less likelihood of fogging up or being splattered;
- Less chance of injury;
- More stable vision;
- Better compatibility with safety equipment; and
- Portable disposable lenses travel well.
Our doctors make sure the fit provides good tear flow, clear vision and excellent comfort. We find athletes to be more motivated individuals – especially when it comes to enhancing their performance.
We have fit children as young as 8 in contacts; however, the ideal age is 10 and up. Considering contact lenses for your athlete should be a decision made be-tween your eye doctor, the child and the parents. We’re always ready to help the next generation find their “competitive edge”!
Posted on 03/10/2017 2:49 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise