Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hello, my name is Dr. Weaver and welcome to Weaver Eye Care Associates...

This is the official blog of Dr. Weaver, owner and president of Weaver Eye Care Associates in Bernville, PA.

My name is Brendon J. Weaver, OD, an optometrist that has provided eye care to people of Berks county since 2004. I graduated high school from Palmerton Area High School in Carbon county in 1995. I attended Elizabethtown College, graduating cum laude in 1999 with a bachelors of science degree, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. From there, I attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and graduated with my Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2003.

I've practiced in many different optometry environments--private practice, multi-ophthalmology group, commercial. One of my main professional goals was to ultimately enter private practice, mainly to provide the best quality care on my own terms. And since "my own terms" seemed lacking by working for someone else, I've decided to take the next big step. I wanted to create a friendly, inviting, and fun atmosphere, full-service quality optical department with a vast selection of eyeglasses and the latest contact lenses, and use new technological equipment, electronic medical records, and computerized digital acuity charts. Basically, I wanted the practice to be the best that it could be while not sacrificing the patients' best interests.

I live in Bernville, so it made sense to establish something in a community in which I'm planning to spend my entire life. So, after spending months trying to find an ideal practice location, I believe that I found the perfect spot.

If you've driven along rt. 183 and looked at the Blue Mountain Professional Center sign (across the street from Boyer's Food Market), look at it again, more closely, at the top...there's my name and the name of the practice = Weaver Eye Care Associates. It's been up for a couple of months...

Right now, you're probably curious as to when we will be open for business. Currently, we have no set date, but I can say that I am hopeful for mid-December, if not, early January. We have a bit of construction going on. Here's what the building and interior looked like back in September...

Even though the signage was up, the space is not much to look at. You can see that the office was an empty shell--no floor, no walls. Just a vision of what could be. Here's what it looked like in early October...

Walls were getting framed, but things were progressing by the end of October. With the drywall up, the office was starting to take shape...

Yup, that's my daughter in the picture above, supervising the whole thing. So construction-wise, that's how things are going. I have more pictures to post with even more progress, but I'll leave that for another post.

As far as insurance, here is what's happening.
Currently enrolled with Independence Blue Cross and EHP Significa
Coming soon are Aetna, Geisinger Health Plan, Capital Blue Cross, United Health Care, Medicare, Highmark Blue Shield, Federal Employee Program, Berkshire Health Partners, and Health America.
Vision plans coming soon are VSP, VBA and EyeMed, and possibly others.

There's a lot more to say, but I'll try to keep this first post as brief as I can, although I am busting at the seems to get the word out to everyone! There's a lot going on as far as getting things organized for opening the business. I'll currently be finishing up my full-time job the end of this week so that I can focus more on the huge task ahead.

I'll be using this blog to keep patients informed of the practice happenings and anything eye-related, like interesting stories relating to the eye, or articles that I write for the local paper. Make sure you also check out the practice's website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Myspace, where content will be added very soon.

I'll be examining eyes from everywhere and anyone: children, adults, new patients, previous patients, patients from the Jefferson township/Bernville area to the Sinking Spring/Wyomissing/Reading area and all over. Obviously, if you'd be interested in seeing me, please call the practice number 610-488-5315 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number so that I can call you as soon as we open our doors for business.

Take care and keep in touch!

Dr. Weaver

(EDIT--I consider myself a decent writer, but I wrote a sentence that contained poor phrasing, causing confusion and misinterpretation to a few readers, which will happen in blog content written on the fly. So to clarify, I had meant that "my own terms" was lacking, and not the "quality of care" was lacking in ANY previous employment situation. Also, specific statements naming a specific Berks county borough changed to be more general in nature to avoid any "competition" complaints as well.)


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