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

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