Mergers and Acquisitions: A Tale of Two Practices

The Koetting Associates Eye Center is delighted to announce the merger with (and acquisition thereof) The Eye Center of West County in Ellisville.  This merger was final in January of 2016, but most of the changes have taken place behind the scenes in order to achieve a smooth transition and excellent continuity of care for our patients.  
The Eye Center of West County is a well-established practice in Ellisville, MO which was started by Gary W. DeLancey, O.D., who continues to see patients at this office part time.  The Koetting Associates Eye Center is very pleased to welcome all those patients for whom The Eye Center of West County has provided eyecare in the past and all new patients who are just joining our practice!  We hope that you will find the merger of our practices to be beneficial to you and your families and that you will continue to enjoy the same high level of comprehensive eyecare you have come to expect.  Please feel free to drop by any time to see some of the exciting new changes to the office and to meet two of the Optometrists from our Brentwood office who are now seeing patients at this location; Dr. Joe Castellano and Dr. Nick Castellano.
This merger was an obvious decision for Dr. Carmen Castellano and Dr. Gary DeLancey, who have been friends and colleagues for many years and felt that the philosophy of the two practices and the quality of care provided made this a perfect match.  For those patients at the Ellisville office, you will find increased selection of frames, new advanced testing technology, and increased access to treatments and specialty contact lenses.  You will see some familiar faces and some friendly new ones, but we hope that you will continue to entrust us with your care and that of your loved ones.

In other news:
We would like to cordially invite you to a ribbon cutting and luncheon at our Ellisville office on Thursday August 17th.  Details will follow, but we will be featuring a frame trunk show, special pricing on featured frame lines, refreshments, prizes and more!  If you would be interested in attending, please call our Ellisville office at 636-256-7800 to RSVP.  Hope to see you there!

 

What’s New at The Koetting Associates?

 

A New Satellite OfficeBy now you may have heard that The Koetting Associates has opened a new satellite office in the Wildwood area. We are hoping this will help us attract new patients to our Koetting family 

      who may not have had the opportunity to visit us in the past. The new location is at 113 Old State Road, Suite 101, Ellisville, MO 63021. The phone number is 636-256-7800. If you have friends who live in the

      Wildwood, Eureka or Washington areas, and they have not had the opportunity to visit us in the past, we would love the opportunity to help them with their eye care.

 

Total Solar EclipseA solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun and we will be lucky enough to experience a TOTAL solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017! The last time it is estimated a

      TOTAL solar eclipse occurred over St. louis was 1442. The next TOTAL solar eclipse over St. Louis will occur in 2505. Only twelve states will experience totality during the eclipse. Of course, looking directly

      at the sun is unsafe. The only safe way to view this phenomenon is through special filters called "eclipse glasses". Homemade filters or sunglasses (even very dark ones) are not safe for using to view the solar

      eclipse. The Koetting Associates wants you to have a fun and safe viewing experience. We are pleased to offer complimentary pairs of eclipse glasses at our two locations. Please visit us for your free pair while

      our supply lasts. One pair per person please.

 

New Vision Insurance Plans Accepted:  The Koetting Associates is happy to announce that our doctors are now providers of two new vision insurance plans to go along with the many that we have previously

      offered. Spectera and Advantica have now been added to the list. If you have either of these plans and have questions regarding your coverage, please give one of our Patient Services Assistants a call at

      314-863-0000.

 

 

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

 

Spring is in the Air!!  As we approach the spring and summer and all the outdoor activities that go along with that, it is important to remember to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Quality sun lenses are recommended and we have some of the best and most popular brands like Maui Jim, Oakley and Ray Ban. And, mark your calendars now for our annual "Aloha Friday" to be held June 9th. On that day we will be featuring the extensive line of Maui Jim's and will be raffling off a pair of non-prescription Maui jim sunglasses to a lucky winner. Of course, refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the day. Stay tuned for more details.

 

New Vision Insurance Plans Accepted: The Koetting Associates is happy to announce that our doctors are now providers of two new vision insurance plans to go along with the many that we have previously offered. Spectera and Advantica have now been added to the list. If you have either of these plans and have questions regarding your coverage, please give one of our Patient Services Assistants a call at 314-863-0000.

 

A Great Time to Consider Contact Lenses: Whether you've tried contact lenses in the past or have never worn them, now is a great time to consider this convenient form of vision correction. Newer and better designs allow us to better manage astigmatism, the need for bifocals, the option of part-time wear and even problems associated with dry eyes. Ask for details the next time you're in our office.

 

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Best Wishes for 2017!!  As we begin the New Year we at The Koetting Associates would like to wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2017! And when it comes to health, don't forget about your eyes. Sure, we all associate healthy eyes with good vision, but many conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration may occur with little or no imediate effect on vision. And, the earlier they are caught, the better the chance of a good visual outcome. Plan now for 2017 and schedule your eye exam by calling us at 314-863-0000.

 

More Options for Dry Eyes:  The same way the cold dry air of winter causes our skin to dry, it can also have an uncomfortable effect on our eyes. Burning, itching and a gritty feeling can be symptoms of dry eye. In addition, though it sounds contradictory, excessive tearing might also be a clue that one is suffering from dry eye. The good news is we now have more options to treat this frustrating condition. Several new contact lenses are now available to help restore moisture to the ocular surface and a new prescription eye drop called Xiidra is helping many patients. If you believe you are experiencing dry eye please contact our office for an appointment at 314-863-0000.

 

A Great Time to Consider Contact Lenses:  Whether you've tried contact lenses in the past or have never worn them, now is a great time to consider this convenient form of vision correction. Newer and better designs allow us to better manage astigmatism, the need for bifocals, the option of part-time wear and even problems associated with dry eye. Ask for more details the next time you're in our office.

 

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

More Options for Dry Eyes: The same way the cold dry air of winter causes our skin to dry, it can also have an uncomfortable effect on our eyes. Burning, itching and a gritty feeling can be symptoms of dry eye. In addition, though it sounds contradictory, excessive tearing might also be a clue that one is suffering from dry eye. The good news is we now have more options to treat this frustrating condition. Several new contact lenses are now available to help restore moisture to the ocular surface and a new prescription eye drop called Xiidra is helping many patients. If you believe you are experiencing dry eye please contact our office for an appointment at 314-863-0000.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts: As we close out 2016 don’t forget to check the balance of your flexible spending account. Eye care and eye wear is a great way to make sure you don’t leave money in your account that you will lose if not used. If you are due for an appointment or need contact lenses, please call ahead, but if you would like to browse for new eye glasses feel free to stop by anytime. Our staff will be happy to assist you. And don’t forget, if you put money aside for 2017 the same applies to the month of January!

 

Give the Gift of Sight: Having trouble coming up with a holiday gift for a friend or someone in your family? How about a gift card from The Koetting Associates? These are available in any amount and may be used on any product or service offered in our office, including non-prescription sunglasses. Simply call us and we can have it ready for you or stop by and we’ll be happy to help you. We hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season!!!

 

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

Another New Option for Dry Eyes and Presbyopia: Presbyopia” is the condition that all of us encounter as we get into our 40’s and beyond. It results in the need for reading glasses or bifocals. The Koetting Associates is happy to announce that we are one of the first practices in the country to offer Dailies Total 1 Multifocal. This revolutionary new soft contact lens is extremely wettable and provides excellent comfort for patients who have experienced dryness problems with their contacts. The multifocal design allows for functional vision at both near and far. Ask if you might be a candidate for this new technology at your next visit or give us a call at 314-863-0000.

 

Ray Bans are Here! We have added another quality sunglass line to our already stellar collection of products. The ever popular Ray Ban sunglasses are now available in both non-prescription and prescription options at The Koetting Associates. Feel free to come by our office and take a look at our Ray Ban collection as well as our other quality sunglass lines like Maui Jim and Oakley. Protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun has never been more fun!

 

Two New Options for Computer Users: We are happy to offer two new great products for computer users. “Eyezen” are spectacle lenses that feature an optical design that relieves eyestrain while spending long periods of time on a computer or handheld device. In addition, “Eyezen” lenses possess a blue light filter to remove the harmful effects of the radiation produced by these devices. If contact lenses are your preference, we now may offer you “Biofinity Energys”, a soft lens that provides relief from eyestrain at near and on the computer, without compromising distance vision.

 

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

  • Welcome Dr. Nicholas Castellano!!  We are extremely pleased and excited to welcome the newest addition to The Koetting Associates team. Dr. Nicholas Castellano joined his father Carmen and brother Joseph in practice on May 23. With an additional doctor on board we hope to be able to provide you additional and more convenient service. Please help us welcome the newest Dr. Castellano!

 

  • The Summer Rush has Begun:  The kids are out of school and it's time for summer sports, camps and family vacations. Don't forget, summer is also a great time to get the kids in for eye care so they will be ready to go when school starts this fall. We encourage you to make those appointments and avoid the last minute rush. Please give us a call at 314-863-0000 to make an appointment soon.

 

  • New Instrumentation:   The Koetting Associates is excited to announce the arrival of the iVue Optical Coherence Tomography system to our office. Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is an advanced and sophisticated technology that allows for easy and detailed imaging of a number of structures in the eye. This brief scan can assist our doctors at The Koetting Associates to better detect, treat and manage glaucoma, macular degeneration and a host of other retinal and ocular problems. This new instrumentation will help us continue to provide the latest in quality eye care for our patients.

 

  • Problems with Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses?  The Koetting Associates is pleased to announce the arrival of 1-Day Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe. This revolutionary new material design features an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic our natural tears and helps keep the lenses feeling moist throughout the day. In addition, the daily disposability ensures you will experience a clean fresh lens every day. And, as an added plus, 1-Day Acuvue Oasys has a UV blocking feature that prevents harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching the natural lens of the eye and the retina. These harmful rays have been associated with the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Please ask us about this new option next time you're in our office or call us at 314-863-0000.

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

  • New Instrumentation:   The Koetting Associates is excited to announce the arrival of the iVue Optical Coherence Tomography system to our office. Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is an advanced and sophisticated technology that allows for easy and detailed imaging of a number of structures in the eye. This brief scan can assist our doctors at The Koetting Associates to better detect, treat and manage glaucoma, macular degeneration and a host of other retinal and ocular problems. This new instrumentation will help us continue to provide the latest in quality eye care for our patients. 

 

  • Exciting New Eye Wear:  The Koetting Associates is happy to announce the arrival of Alain Mikli to our collection of designer eye wear. Alain Mikli likes to refer to their colorful styles as "jewelry for the eyes". Of course, we continue to offer other classic designs like Oliver Peoples, Italee, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Gucci, John Varvatos and much more. We encourage you to stop by our office and view these beautiful eye wear designs.

 

  • Upcoming Events: This spring our office will be hosting two Eye Wear Events. First, on Wednesday, April 13 we will be featuring the aforementioned Oliver Peoples and Alain Mikli frame lines. We will be bringing in an expanded selection of each of these beautiful designs. Then on May 20, and just in time for summer, we will be hosting our annual "Aloha Friday" event. On this day we will be featuring the expansive collection of Maui Jim sunwear, both non-prescription and prescription. Of course we will serve snacks and refreshments throughout each of these days. We hope you will make plans to join us.

 

  • Problems with Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses?  The Koetting Associates is pleased to announce the arrival of 1-Day Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe starting in October. This revolutionary new material design features an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic our natural tears and helps keep the lenses feeling moist throughout the day. In addition, the daily disposability ensures you will experience a clean fresh lens every day. And, as an added plus, 1-Day Acuvue Oasys has a UV blocking feature that prevents harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching the natural lens of the eye and the retina. These harmful rays have been associated with the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Please ask us about this new option next time you're in our office or call us at 314-863-0000.

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

 

  • New Instrumentation:   The Koetting Associates is excited to announce the arrival of the iVue Optical Coherence Tomography system to our office. Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is an advanced and sophisticated technology that allows for easy and detailed imaging of a number of structures in the eye. This brief scan can assist our doctors at The Koetting Associates to better detect, treat and manage glaucoma, macular degeneration and a host of other retinal and ocular problems. This new instrumentation will help us continue to provide the latest in quality eye care for our patients. 

 

  • Doctors in the News:  This past fall Dr. Joe Castellano was inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Optometry at the organization's annual meeting in New Orleans. The meeting draws thousands of doctors from around the globe to hear the latest in ocular research and eye care. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Castellano! Also, this winter we are pleased to announce that Dr. Carmen Castellano will be speaking at the annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas. This meeting discusses the latest in sophisticated contact lens designs and treatments.

 

  • Problems with Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses?  The Koetting Associates is pleased to announce the arrival of 1-Day Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe starting in October. This revolutionary new material design features an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic our natural tears and helps keep the lenses feeling moist throughout the day. In addition, the daily disposability ensures you will experience a clean fresh lens every day. And, as an added plus, 1-Day Acuvue Oasys has a UV blocking feature that prevents harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching the natural lens of the eye and the retina. These harmful rays have been associated with the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Please ask us about this new option next time you're in our office or call us at 314-863-0000.

  

 What's New At The Koetting Associates? 

 

  • Problems with Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses?  The Koetting Associates is pleased to announce the arrival of 1-Day Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe starting in October. This revolutionary new material design features an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic our natural tears and helps keep the lenses feeling moist throughout the day. In addition, the daily disposability ensures you will experience a clean fresh lens every day. And, as an added plus, 1-Day Acuvue Oasys has a UV blocking feature that prevents harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching the natural lens of the eye and the retina. These harmful rays have been associated with the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Please ask us about this new option next time you're in our office or call us at 314-863-0000.

Brentwood:

    2511 South Brentwood Blvd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63144

    (314) 863-0000

 


Ellisville:
    113 Old State Road Suite 101
Ellisville, Missouri 63021
    (636) 256-7800