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This is a blog for Bright Eyes Family Vision Care, an Optometric practice in Tampa, FL that is owned by Nathan Bonilla-Warford, O.D., F.A.A.O. Most of my patients know that I like to share information. This will be an additional way for me to share news about events and changes at Bright Eyes and discuss new developments about vision care. I like feedback, so feel free to leave comments!

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Congrats Dr. Nate!

Dr. Nate and ICO President Arol Augsburger

Being recognized for hard work doesn’t happen often, so we are very proud of Dr. Nate for his most recent recognition!

On September 7, 2012, the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago presented Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD  with the Young Alumnus of the Year Award.  He was recognized during a formal banquet at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, along with the other award recipients which included his former professors.

Many of you know Dr. Nate from his various social media endeavors, such as Foursquare Day and local Tweetups.  He actively participates in Google+ and Yelp events, both online and in-person. Did you know that Dr. Nate has expanded his use of social media to the optometric industry?

Dr. Nate has become a leading voice in optometry on the topic of using social media as a tool for patient communication and networking.  He has written many articles for print and online optometric journals. He has lectured all over the country, encouraging doctors to establish a strong, positive online presence. In fact, the following day, he gave a lecture to students and alumni about using social media in different types of offices.

Chicago at the beginning of fall is beautiful! We had crisp air and bright blue skies, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of downtown.  Dr. Nate and I lived in Chicago for 6 years before moving to Tampa, so it was a great time to visit our former home. We know the winter is soon to come to Chicago, and for that we are grateful for Florida winters!

Congrats Dr. Nate for your work to bring people together both online and in-person! That’s what social media is best used for!

- Cristina

Dr. Nate in Chicago

Think Your Old Glasses Were Ugly Enough to Win You Some Brand New Ones??

Friday Update:

At Bright Eyes, we know that contests are fun. So is looking through old family photos poking fun at your hideous glasses. So we thought, why not combine them and host the UGLY GLASSES Contest! We are so sure that some of our patients have been photographed wearing seriously ugly glasses, that we will be giving away a complete designer pair of glasses, prescription lenses and all, to one lucky person! How fun is that?


Here is what you need to do:

  • Locate a photo of you in some truly atrocious/crazy/ugly-looking glasses.
  • Head over to our Facebook Page!
  • Fill out the form, upload the picture, and tell us why you should win!
  • Get everyone you know to vote for you!

Here are the complete rules:

The Ugly Glasses Contest begins 8:00 AM May 2, 2011 and ends May 30, 2011, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.

The Bright Eyes Tampa Ugly Glasses Contest is judged by Dr. Nate and the staff of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. Photos are judged with no discrimination towards sex, race, or age. Please submit photographs on-line through the contest application. Photos may not be mailed or brought to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. All decisions are final. Please ensure your information is completed accurately.

One entry per contestant. The winner will be chosen based a number of factors including ugliness of the glasses in the picture, degree of humor or uniqueness of the description of the picture, and level of public support for the picture. Participants are highly encouraged to get friends and family to vote their pictures “thumbs up”.

Winners will be announced on May 31st, 2011. The Grand Prize winner of the free glasses must come in person to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care select the glasses and pick them up. The Second Prize is a $50 gift certificate to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. The Third Prize is a $25 gift certificate to Bright Eyes Family Vision Care.

Contest may not be combined with vision insurance plans or any other discounts or offers. All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Bright Eyes Family Vision Care may use winning contestants’ name and photo for media promotion. There are no warranties or guarantees implied or assumed. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Can’t Wait to see those pictures!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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Bright Eyes to Host WABA Meeting!

Are you a business owner in Westchase or the surrounding area? Are you looking for an opportunity to meet and network with other Westchasers?

Come to 2011′s first Westchase Area Business Association (WABA) meeting that we are hosting on January 20th at 6:30 pm. For more details visit YourWABA.com or stop by.

Join us! RSVP here.

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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