Welcome Abby Mason! Posted on 05/13/2013
We welcome our newest staff member, Abby Mason, to our Five
Points Eye Care family! Abby grew up in Jefferson and
worked in the service industry for several years before joining
our staff as an optometric technician. Abby is looking
forward to helping us keep our patients happy and seeing well!
Come Run with the Dawgs! Posted on 04/30/2013
Our office is a proud sponsor of the Athens Oconee Junior Woman's Club Running with the Dawgs 5K race held yearly on Memorial Day. This year Dr. Nadine Forche' painted the tabletop bulldog that gets raffled off to a lucky runner - he is wearing a patriotic shirt, runners watch and shows his support of the University of Georgia in his running gear.
Drs. Jon and Nadine become Diplomates in the American Board of Optometry Posted on 03/18/2013
Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche' are proud to announce that they are now Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry. In order to become Diplomates they passed a rigorous examination, exhibiting a level of clinical competence recognizing them as board certified optometrists. By achieving this Diplomate status they have demonstrated their intent to commit to a lifelong learning in their profession. Click here for more information about the American Board of Optometry.
Lyndon House Arts Center Purchase Award Posted on 03/03/2013
Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche' are avid supporters of local artists, recently sponsoring the Annual Gala at the Georgia Museum of Art and The Lyndon House Arts Center where they purchased a painting tiled "Pitcher Plants" by Keara Conner. Addie and Hayden Forche show off the painting at the open house for the juried exhibition. Check it out! It runs through May 4th and there are beautiful pieces by local artists.
Dr. Nadine Forche visits the Capitol Posted on 02/02/2013
On February 2, 2013 Dr. Nadine Forche' met with local Athens
and Georgia legislators with the Georgia Optometric Association
(GOA). She is the current Chair of the GOA Board of
Trustees and also serves as the Coordinator of the Third Party
Committee for the GOA. Pictured left to right are Ross
Montgomery (Five Points Eye Care Intern), Lieutenant Governor
Casey Cagle, Dr. Nadine Forche', Dr. Glenda Brown (GOA
President-Elect), Dr. Lauren Hacker and Senator Renee Unterman.
Happy holidays from the Five Points Eye Care staff! Posted on 12/17/2012
Here's a picture of our staff and families from our annual
staff appreciation party on December 13th. To celebrate
with loved ones the office will be closed December 24th and
25th, as well as on January 1st. We will have shortened
hours on December 31st with the office closing at 2 PM.
For any emergencies, please call our office number 706-543-2020
and the on-call doctor will be paged. We wish you all a
beautiful holiday season!
Our bulldog was featured in the Grady News! Posted on 11/15/2012
By Chelsea Anderson and Abby Johnson
Athens, GA (Grady News Digest)- Everywhere you go in Athens, you are bound to see a statue of a four-foot bulldog.
There are painted statues of bulldogs all throughout Athens. In 2002, these dogs were placed by the Athens-Oconee Junior Womans Club as an art exhibit for local artists to show their creativity. Artists painted 36 of them and scattered them throughout the city. Just a few of the many places include BB&T bank, Memorial Park, and Chick-Fil-A. Athens resident, Mart Hopkins says, "I see stone bulldogs everywhere in Athens. They are all painted differently and you never know where you're gonna see them because they pop up everywhere."
It isn't uncommon to see the dogs symbolizing the businesses who own them. This is shown in the Georgia Power dog who is wearing a hard hat, Steak N' Shake dog who has on a waiter's uniform, and the Jittery Joes dog who is decorated in coffee cups.
Bulldog Owner, Dr. Nadine Forche, says, "We purchased it in 2009 and we got it because we had lost the two big trees in our front yard. One of our staff members said, you know we should get one of those dogs and so I got one. We painted it and it took a long time. It was a labor of love (sic)." Just like most bulldogs, it represents what the business is all about. He has glasses, an eye chart, and if you look closely, eyeballs on his pants.
The seeing eye dog hasn't always lived here. "They only had the rights to have them in those public places for a certain amount of time. So when that expired, they raffled them off and that's when they donated the money to AIDS Athens." says Dr. Nadine Forche.
20,000 dollars to be exact.
Click here for the Grady Journalism video.
Dr. Meg Brya becomes a Fellow of the College Optometrists in Vision Development Posted on 10/22/2012
Dr. Meg Brya sat for her oral examination at the annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development meeting last week in Fort Worth, TX and found out that she has passed all the examinations to be awarded the F.C.O.V.D. (Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development) designation! Becoming a Fellow requires several years of extra studying, case reports, examinations and a final oral examination in front of a board of Fellows. It is rigorous process that demonstrates a higher level of professional competence in the area of behavioral and developmental vision care and vision therapy. To learn more about the COVD, click here.
Dr. Jon interviewed on TV! Posted on 10/08/2012
Dr. Jon Forche' was featured on Focus Atlanta for an episode on the causes of vision loss and how vision rehabilitation can help. Dr. Jon Forche is a consultant for Vision Rehabilitation Services in Smyrna, GA, a non-profit agency dedicated to serving the visually impaired and improving their quality of life. Click here to see the entire show.
A cool photo... Posted on 09/14/2012
This photo was taken on Dr. Nadine's phone during her son's
eye examination. Hayden thought the fluorescein dye to
check the health of the cornea and tear film was very cool!
Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche at Groovy Nights Posted on 08/25/2012
In August, Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche sponsored and attended the annual Groovy Nights Benefit for Project Safe, a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. Check out Dr. Jon's 70's glasses - we made those in our optical!
Vote for Five Points Eye Care for the Athens Banner Herald Reader's Choice Award Posted on 08/01/2012
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We now have OGI eyewear! Posted on 06/22/2012
Five Points Optical has added a new eyewear line - OGI.
These frames are really cool! OGI frames are not only
fashionable but also high-quality and beautiful. Come on
in and take a look at the new collection!
Dr. Jon Forche' receives Beacon of Hope Award Posted on 06/10/2012
Dr. Jon Forche' was honored by the Georgia Lions Lighthouse at the annual Georgia Optometric Association meeting on June 9, 2012 when he received the 2012 Beacon of Hope Award. The award is given to an optometrist who serves the uninsured, works with non-profits to provide vision care and is committed to the vision needs of those in financial need. Thanks to Dr. Jon Forche', many visually impaired patients are able to once again perform daily tasks like reading the newspaper that many of us take for granted.
Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche visit St. Joseph Catholic School Posted on 05/04/2012
Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche visited St. Joseph Catholic School
to talk to the 4th graders about the eyes and optics. The
students had a great time seeing how different types of lenses
work, touching firm and soft contact lenses, watching prisms
move images and figuring out optical illusions. The kids
were quizzed on the terms they learned and the winners received
"ice cream prescriptions"! These smart students
had wonderful questions and great observations about optics.
Night of Spectacles was a success! Posted on 04/28/2012
Dr. Nadine Forche had a great time modeling the little black dress designed by Clark Atlanta University student Emanise Jean-Gilles at the Night of Spectacles. There was over 500 in attendance that evening and $229,000 was raised to support the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation! All the dresses were beautiful and the winner of the $1000 scholarship was actually a junior in high school - amazing! Check out more pictures on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Dr. Nadine's Dress for Night of Spectacles Posted on 04/20/2012
Dr. Nadine Forche will be a celebrity model to raise money for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse at their annual charity fundraiser called Night of Spectacles. Held at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta on April 28, 2012, Georgia optometrists and ophthalmologists will wear dresses made with recycled glasses created by student designers who have a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Click here to see a video of the student designer and the the dress Dr. Nadine will be wearing.
Welcome new staff member, Shawn Calloway! Posted on 03/31/2012
We are happy to announce the addition of Shawn Calloway to
our staff! Shawn is a long-time Five Points Eye Care
patient and has joined our business office team. We
think our patients will love Shawn's friendly personality as
she greets them on the phone or at our reception desk!
Baby Wills Faucher born! Posted on 02/20/2012
Katie and Trey Faucher welcomed their new baby into the world today! William "Wills" Faucher was born at 2:44 PM weighing 6 lbs 9 oz. Congratulations, Katie and Trey!
Katie receives new member award! Posted on 01/31/2012
Our very own Katie Faucher received the Athens Oconee Junior Woman's Club New Member of the Year Award in January 2012! Katie received the award for being the most involved new member in the club's civic projects over the past year. Dr. Nadine Forche', also a member of this volunteer organization, was there to congratulate her.