As a member of the Gainesville business community for over 60 years, we are honored to give back to several organizations that make an effort to improve the lives of the members of our community. With our customers' support, Gainesville Opticians has had the privilege of contributing to the following local charities in 2016: Altrusa, Buchholz High School DECA, Catholic Charities, Equality Florida, Girls' Place, Haven Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and PACE Center for Girls
We are so excited to celebrate our 61st year providing exceptional eyewear and service to Gainesville.
Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens. Many factors can cause cataract development. Most common of which is UV radiation. Always remember to wear sunglasses. Not all sunglasses are 100% UV protective, so make certain to pick polarized sunglasses with full UV protection. Smoking is also linked to cataract development, so if you smoke quitting is a good move. Risk factors for developing cataracts include diabetes, prolonged exposure to sunlight, tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of Kim's Mom's passing. Gainesville Opticians will be closing early on Friday April 24 at 4:30 p.m. so that staff may pay their respects.
Condolences may be sent to 4220 NW 16th BLVD, Gainesville, FL 32605. We will make sure that Kim receives them. Thank you for your patronage and understanding during this difficult time.
Donna M. Kenlon, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born March 23, 1933 in Bradford, Pennsylvania to James and Marguerite Taylor Bauer. She graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1951 and attended Keuka College. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, quilting, and her many pets over the years, including her cats Einstein and Koko. She was an avid reader and artist. She enjoyed her many trips home to Bradford, her friends there, and her quilting group. Mrs. Kenlon was a member of Holy Faith Roman Catholic Church and HoFA Crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert William Kenlon and her son, Thomas Alan Kenlon.
She is survived by her sister, Gayle Bauer; sons, Frank Kenlon (Michele) and James Kenlon; daughters, Kimberly Kenlon Durrance (James), Amber Kenlon Belon (Richard) and Kathryn Kenlon Richmond (Clifford) and grandchildren, Ian, Evan and Austin Richmond, James, Ben and Meghan Durrance, Philip Kenlon and Katie Sobol.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., in Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, with Fr. John Phillips as celebrant. The family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m., at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. There will also be a celebratory service held in Bradford, PA this summer arranged by Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial donations to the Bradford Area Library, 67 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA 16701. Please visit her memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.
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Kim & Co will be traveling to New York to shop for the latest styles and brands to bring back to us here in Gainesville. As always, we welcome requests from our patients as to what we should be on the lookout for.
New this year, Kim will be posting photos from the show, so you can vote on what you like in real time. Please follow us on facebook.com/gnvopticians to see what's new and tell us what you'd like to see.
Don't worry, Lauren and crew will be holding the fort down while the others are playing, um, working in New York.
Gainesville Opticians is proud to support the Catholic Charities Spirit of Charity Gala. This event is taking place on Saturdy, February 28,2015. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here or go to facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesGainesville.
The 12 Days of Gifting were fantastic. We appreciate everyone who participated. For those of you who have yet to receive your gift, please come and claim it by February 13, 2015. On February 14th, we will spread the love by donating any unclaimed gifts to charity.
We love glasses and helping people achieve excellent vision and a great look!