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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sunni Houston-Scott, OD, FAAO
Former Baltimore Ravens’ kicker Matt Stover was the special guest when the newly-renovated University of Maryland Optical Center held its Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the lobby of the University of Maryland Professional Building at 419 West Redwood Street. A special ribbon cutting ceremony kicked things off, with E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Bill Tucker, Chief Corporate Officer for University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc., helping Sunni Houston-Scott, OD, FAAO, Manager and Director of the Center, cut the ribbon. Later, customers and others had the chance to get photos and autographs from Stover. Anyone making a purchase in the store during the Grand Opening was given a special commemorative football to have autographed.
The University of Maryland Optical Center is now about four times larger and has been completely renovated for the grand opening. “The University of Maryland Optical Center offers a boutique experience, with eye care, optical services and products customized for the patient,” says Dr. Houston-Scott, who is also an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. “This is not a cookie-cutter approach, or what you might see in a shopping center or mall.”
At the University of Maryland, patients have the convenience of having all their eye care needs met by expert eye care professionals including optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians all within the 419 West Redwood Street building. The Optical Center staff includes two certified opticians, who are trained to handle the most complex cases and prescriptions. “Our goal is to make sure everyone is not only satisfied, but completely satisfied,” says optician Jeannel Bishop, ABOC.
The Center’s line of eye care products is also expanding to meet a growing demand. “We have increased our inventory from about 300 to more than 700 frames, with a wide range of high-quality brands people have been asking for including Ray Ban, Prada, Gucci, Tory Burch and Coach,” says Dr. Houston-Scott. “At the same time, we have a wide variety of price points affordable to all customers.”
With the new services, products and space, Dr. Houston-Scott expects to see a dramatic increase in the number of patients served by the University of Maryland Optical Center.
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Cutstomers tried on some of the featured frames, from a selection of more than 700 in the store.
Who says glasses have to be boring?
Dr. Houston-Scott and Stover
Ravens fans brought a variety of items for Stover to sign, from pennants to footballs.