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For Immediate Release

 Abilene Professional Eyecare Associates announces
“Giving Back to the Big County” eye health initiative

Abilene, TX-¬† Professional Eyecare Associates is proud to announce it’s new eye health initiative beginning in the month of September. Beginning Sept 3rd, Professional Eyecare Associates will be providing one complimentary eye-health examination every day for the month. We are calling it “Giving Back to the Big Country”. We feel this community has given us so much so we in turn would like to give something back. We will be giving people the chance to nominate somebody they feel would benefit the most.

Here’s how it works:

1. Go on our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us on Facebook

2. Write a short 20-30 word essay on who you would like to nominate for a complimentary eye-health examination and why and email this to us at, please include the nominee’s contact information and their email address.

3. Some restrictions apply, one eye exam per family, also not available to people who already have eye insurance. Persons selected will also not be eligible for the same promotion the next year.

That’s it. We realize times are tough, and healthcare can be an expensive part of your budget. This is our way to try and ease some of that burden. We are committed to give away a complimentary eye-health examination every day in September to help the great people of our community.

Dr. Michael Shanks, O.D.

Professional Eyecare Associates
3225 S 27th
Abilene, TX 79605

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Professional Eyecare Associate - Children's Art & Literacy FestivalA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Dr. Seuss festival in beautiful downtown Abilene, TX.It was put on by the wonderful people of the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival, or CALF for short.

Professional Eyecare Associates was also very happy to be a sponsor for this event. Our sponsorship of this fine event was definitely inspired by the efforts of one very special person. She is a 7 year old ball of energy and beauty named Sara Jane Shanks. My daughter is enamored with anything Dr. Suess related and I couldn’t be happier. I myself am an avid reader and I also have some favorite authors ( more on that at a later date), so I really try to encourage my children to read. SJ is crazy about Suess, Lorax, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam I AM, and we got pictures with all of them at the festival.

SO, thanks CALF, especially from a 7 year old little girl. My only advice, next time we have an outdoor festival in Abilene, let’s pick a month without so many 100 degree afternoons!!

Dr. Mike

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