By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009
Thomas Eye Care welcomes two new physicians, Dr. Robert Vincent and Dr. Bridget Dawson.
Owasso is the home to Thomas Dental & Eye Care and the family of doctors who make up this married team. Dirk is a dentist and Lanita an optometrist, and together they are the parents to Brady – 7, Colby – 5, and little Audrey – 2. Baby made six as Delaney Ella Thomas made her appearance on September 21, weighing in at a healthy eight pounds, three ounces.
The practice at Thomas Eye Care has grown too. With Dr. Lanita working limited hours, two new physicians have been added to the practice to continue the tradition of excellence in customer service. Patient coordinator Laura Richardson says they are excited about the addition of the new doctors and the expanded hours for vision care. “We feel that Dr. Vincent and Dr. Dawson are real assets to the practice, and are providing our patients more flexibility in scheduling eye care.”
Dr. Robert Vincent has been with Thomas Dental & Eye Care since September and says he really enjoys working in the Owasso community. Dr. Vincent is a 1981 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and served as an optometrist in the Air Force at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas for three years. He recently sold his private practice of 25 years and now divides his time among clinics throughout Oklahoma. “Working part time gives me the flexibility to travel and spend time with my wife, Roxianne. It also allows me to concentrate on client care.”
Also joining the Thomas team is Dr. Bridget Dawson, a graduate of Northeastern State University’s College of Optometry in Tahlequah. Dr. Dawson grew up in the southern part of Oklahoma in Ada. She worked as an optician for six years before pursuing her degree in optometry. “I really love working with clients and helping improve their vision. Owasso is a great place because it still has that small-town feel where everyone knows everyone,” she said.
The doctors at Thomas Eye Care offer thorough eye exams and custom fitting of frames. Although there are places that offer faster service, Dr. Lanita says it’s much more important to have an accurate prescription with glasses professionally made by lab specialists. “We carry something for everyone, from kids’ sports goggles and glasses to the largest selection of high-end frames in the area.”
Stepping into the offices of Thomas Dental & Eye Care is like walking into a high-quality eyewear boutique, making shopping for your next pair of glasses fun. With top brands including Oakley, Maui Jim, Juicy, Jimmy Choo, OGI and Gucci, you are sure to find something that frames your face and fits your personality.
Many patients don’t realize that they can come to Thomas for custom non-prescription sunglasses as well. Since Thomas is a professional provider, they do not charge sales tax, even on sunglasses, and that can be a significant savings. Laura points out that as the holidays are approaching, new glasses or sunglasses can make a great gift for a friend or loved one. “We have a new selection of both sunglass and ophthalmic frames in all of our lines, and now is the time to order prescription sunglasses to give at Christmas,” she explains. “Oakleys are especially popular and need to be preordered.”
While you are shopping, don’t miss the Seraphin collection from the makers of Ogi Eyewear. This newly introduced line features frames that hearken back to a time of romantic elegance and have a vintage style, while offering the latest high-tech details such as titanium, laser engraving, crystal accents and durable precision hinges.
Thomas Dental & Eye Care is accepting new patients, and the offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thomas is a provider for many dental and vision plans, and new plans are currently being added. Give them a call to schedule your appointment for superior dental and eye care, right here in Owasso.