Santa Passes His Eye Exam With Dr. Crowder

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Santa and Dr. Crowder
Santa and Dr. Crowder

Santa has passed his annual eye exam at Crowder & Dzik Eye Center. Santa was not seeing sugar plums dancing, but he did have a twinkle in his eyes.  Dr. Crowder made sure Santa's eyes were in tip top shape so he could read his naughty and nice list clearly. This year, Santa not only delivers toys to good girls and boys, but is especially excited about bringing gifts to seniors in need through Consulate Health Care; with the help of Dr. Crowder and his staff. 

Crowder and Dzik Eye Center will be gathering items for Consulate Health Care beginning Nov.18 and ending on Dec. 10.  Dr. Crowder and his staff encourage patients and non-patients to bring in unwrapped donations for the Consualte Health Center. Donations can be dropped off at 7329 Shallowford Road.  Requested items include clothing (robes, toboggans, knit hats, house shoes) household items such as blankets and unscented lotions.

 Santa was examined by Dr. Crowder and given full clearance to fly his sled on Christmas Eve.  

Santa has healthy vision for a gentleman his age, said Dr. Crowder.  His distance vision is clear; he only needs spectacles for up-close reading. Dr. Crowder did prescribe protective eyewear for Santa while flying his sled. We don’t want Santa to risk eye injury from ice or rooftop debris getting into his eyes. The mission at Crowder & Dzik Eye Center is to provide the best sight possible for all patients – even Santa.

Santa during his eye exam
Santa during his eye exam

Fulmer Urges Rotarians To Join Effort To Fight Alzheimer’s, Sign Up For Pat Summitt Invitational

When Alzheimer's disease struck Nanlee Fulmer, her son -- Tennessee football legend Phil Fulmer – decided to fight back.   His goal, he told Chattanooga Rotary members  Thursday , is to help eradicate the disease that attacked his mother.   Toward that end, he urged Rotarians to sign up for the Pat Summit Invitational golf tournament ... (click for more)

Blood Assurance Calls For Community Heroes With "Hero Week"

Community members are encouraged  April 27 through May 2 to become a hero for local area hospital patients by making a critical blood donation during Blood Assurance’s first-ever “Hero Week.” All donations will be sent to local hospitals and save at least three lives per donation. As a thank you for each donation, all heroes will receive a free movie ticket to the movie of ... (click for more)

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Bracing For Possibility Of Isolated Severe Storms, Tornadoes Not Ruled Out

The National Weather Service is feeling uncertain about today's weather pattern and has not ruled out the possibility of isolated, severe thunderstorms or an isolated tornado in our area. The greatest threat seems to be between 4 and 7 p.m. this evening. Below is the latest update: HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 127 PM EDT SAT ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: FBI To Study ‘Lickers’

About 25 years ago there was a terrifying movie called “The Silence of the Lambs.” It was so good it won the Academy Awards in all five categories – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. Further, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster were brilliant, but do you remember the third “star?” Scott Glenn played a character named “Jack Crawford,” the ... (click for more)