LaFollette, Tenn. – INVISION, a national magazine for American eye care professionals, recently announced that LaFollette Eye Clinic has been named one of “America’s Finest Optical Retailers” for 2015. This distinction comes less than a year after the clinic’s move to a new facility and location.
A panel of judges selected the winners from around the country based on interior design, individuality, exterior design and website.
The design theme of LaFollette Eye Clinic’s new 10,000 square foot facility was a “Celebration of Vision,” and the judges certainly celebrated the look and feel of the vibrant color scheme found throughout the building, comparing it to some of the most well-known brands in the world.
“One of our judges complimented LaFollette Eye Clinic as ‘the Target of optical retailing,’ and another said ‘it may just give Disney a run for its money as the happiest place on Earth’,” says INVISION editor-in-chief Julie Fanselow. “We all got a sense of energy from the colors and the building’s spacious, open feeling.”
Drs. Andy and Elizabeth Howard, owners of the practice since 2002, wanted to create a place that would keep local residents in the area and save them from traveling for their vision care and eyewear. As the new location gains more prominence and notoriety, more visitors from around the region are making the trip to LaFollette.
“We wanted to create a true destination for East Tennesseans who value not only their vision, but also their overall health,” says Dr. Andy Howard. “We’re truly grateful for everyone that played a role in helping us achieve our ‘vision’ and this dream.”
Other 2015 honorees include practices and stores in Oakland, Calif., Westlake, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nev., Wayzata, Minn., Cambridge, Mass., Paris, Texas, Rockville, Md., Madison, Wis. and San Diego, Calif.
Howard added, “To receive this national recognition alongside so many wonderful practices from around the country is tremendous and it’s an honor that we share with our entire community that has supported us for so many years.”
All of the winners will be featured in the July-August print edition of INVISION. Read more about the winners at http://invmag.us/2015finest.
LaFollette Eye Clinic is a nationally recognized clinic whose mission is to provide patients with the highest quality eye care available anywhere. For more information about LaFollette Eye Clinic and the Eyewear Gallery, visit www.lafolletteeyeclinic.com or call (423) 562-1531.