Aurora LASIK Offers Unique Options for Clearer Vision

first_imgKAMRA InlayOutstanding technology that allows for improved reading vision without glasses, while maintaining distance vision If you’re tired of your readers, KAMRA Inlay may be a great option for you.Aurora is one of just three providers in the state to offer this technologyVisian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)Through a micro-incision, I am able to insert a small contact lens inside the eye to correct very high levels of nearsightednessExcellent optics that produce outstanding vision qualityEnables patients who have traditionally not been good candidates for LASIK to have surgical correction of their vision Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)Aurora LASIK provides a wide variety of options to help improve your vision.Also utilizes the Wavelight Suite, but performs correction without a LASIK flap. This is an excellent option for patients who have:Thin corneasDry eyesIrregular AstigmatismHobbies that risk ocular trauma Refractive Lens ExchangeAurora LASIK can help you improve your vision no matter your stage of life with one of its many options.For patients who are over age 55, they may be developing early cataracts that affect their vision. In these patients, removing the early cataract is an excellent option.Offers multifocal lens implant technologyImproves near and far vision in each eye. Avoids having cataract surgery in the futureLess trouble with dry eyecenter_img I encourage anyone who has been told they are not candidates for vision correction to visit Aurora LASIK for a free screening.  One of our newer procedures may be right for you. We can help you understand your options and, with the new year, help you plan your Flexible Spending Account contributions. Facebook45Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Aurora LASIKThe past two months, since the opening of Aurora LASIK, have been exhilarating. We’ve seen interest in LASIK surgery like never before and have been able to help more than 100 patients enjoy the benefits of clearer vision without glasses or contacts.At Aurora, we offer technology that can correct the vision of even the most challenging cases and help nearly all patients who would like to see without glasses.  That’s because we offer more than just LASIK.  A list of exciting options are summarized below.All-Laser LASIK with the Wavelight Refractive SuiteMost advanced integrated LASIK platform available in the U.S. Blade-free surgery is available right here in Thurston County!last_img read more

Volunteer at JBLM on Public Lands Days

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Questions? Please contact Carola Tejeda at 360-464-1024 or at Submitted by South Sound Prairies ProgramCome help build bird and bat boxes and pull invasive weeds on Public Land Days at Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) on October 18 and 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. These actions will help restore prairie habitat and provide habitat structures for wildlife. You will also get a chance to learn what JBLM is doing to protect rare animals and how protecting rare animals helps soldiers and airmen train on base. No base pass is necessary.A volunteer pulling Scotch broom, an invasive weed, at a South Sound prairie. Credit: Angela Winter.Family and friends are welcome but please leave your pets at home. Bring water, a bagged lunch and work gloves. This event is organized by JBLM Fish and Wildlife, The Center for Natural Lands Management and the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs.The meetup location for this event is the Earthworks facility at the intersection of Dupont-Steilacoom Rd and 7th Street. From I-5 take exit 119 to Dupont-Steilacoom Rd, continue for 2.5 miles and then take a left unto 7th Street (before Solo Point Rd). Meet at the entrance of JBLM’s Earthworks Facility.Did you know? Approximately 30% of the land in the U.S is considered public land and much of this land has important ecological, cultural and scenic value. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manages approximately 25 million acres on more than 425 military installations throughout the United States. DoD lands contain over 300 federally listed species of plants and animals!Mom and daughter pulling Scotch broom at a South Sound prairie. Photo credit: Marnie LassenJBLM is the 3rd largest installation in the Army, and it is home to 43,000 soldiers and airmen. JBLM also contains the largest expanse of prairie remaining in this region. Once covering over 150,000 acres, 90% of the Puget Sound prairie habitat has been lost, with the majority and highest quality prairies located inside the base. A variety of plants and animals rely of these prairies for survival, including three animals listed under the Endangered Species Act: the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, streaked horned lark, and Mazama pocket gopher.JBLM has been working with the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) and other partners to restore the prairies on base so that these lands can support both military training and rare wildlife. At the same time, CNLM has been acquiring, restoring and managing prairie lands outside the base so these off-base lands can host endangered plants and animals.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonLuna Bosco is still waiting for her forever and loving family to come to Adopt-A-Pet, and take her home. Luna is a beautiful 2-year-old female Blue PitBull Terrier whose birthday is November 14, 2014. She weighs approximately 50 pounds, is spayed, and up to date with her vaccinations. Luna loves sitting for treats, fetch, walks, laying in the sun, chewing bones and car rides (she just falls asleep). This smart girl knows obedience commands, has good recall, and received 30 days training from Muck Creek Kennels in Roy, WA.Luna is doing very well with meeting other dogs, following commands, and learning all kinds of fun things. Luna prefers a stable and calm home, daily exercise and someone who will continue to challenge her mind. If you are interested in this beautiful girl, and would like to take advantage of a day of personal instruction at Muck Creek Kennels, contact an Adoption Coordinator at Adopt-A-Pet in Shelton.  Emails are preferred.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit  or 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Terry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan Make Capping Gift for Saint…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTerry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan have made a generous endowed gift for the Saint Martin’s University Science Initiative to be used in support of the building preservation of the new science building. The Monaghans’ gift fulfills the challenge matching gift from the Abbey and brings the Science Initiative campaign to a successful conclusion. The campaign has raised more than $10.4 million for the new building and its endowment.“We are happy to be able to support the new science building initiative for Saint Martin’s University with our gift,” the Monaghans said. “This facility rounds out Saint Martin’s program to have a world-class STEM complex that will enable the University to continue to thrive, and to serve current and future students with an excellent education.”Mary Louise said, “We wanted to make the capping gift to the campaign and match the Abbey’s generous donation. Saint Martin’s University means so much to us and our family. Terry is a graduate in civil engineering and three of our grandchildren have attended the University.”“The Monaghans have long been a part of the life of Saint Martin’s University and their wonderful capping gift is another example of their devotion to the University,” said Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. ‘65, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “We are so pleased that their gift has fulfilled the challenge match set by the Abbey’s donation. We look forward to the opening of the new science building and the expanded educational opportunities that the new facility will provide for our students.”The University has started construction on the new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. The new science building, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories, which houses engineering, computer science and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.On Monday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m., the University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new science building. The event will be held at the construction site for the new building, behind Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories. Saint Martin’s students, Abbey members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to attend.“The University is sincerely grateful to all the donors who contributed to the Science Initiative and who made this campaign such a success,” said Cecelia Loveless, vice president for institutional advancement. “The Monaghans have made a capping gift that not only makes the new science building a reality for our students in the fall of 2019, but also provides a foundation for the building’s continued development and maintenance.” Those who are interested in joining the Monaghans and supporting the preservation endowment for the new science building can make a gift through the Saint Martin’s University giving page.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at read more

India vs West Indies: Mayank Agarwal has high praises for Windies new guy Cornwall

first_imgAdvertisement c2s8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ip1uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lucr0Would you ever consider trying this?😱0geiwCan your students do this? 🌚juaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener Mayank Agarwal praised the West Indies bowlers after day one of the second Test match at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The Karnataka batsman who scored a crucial 55 after India were asked to bat first, mainly lauded the two West Indian bowlers captain Jason Holder and debutant Rahkeem Cornwall. India finished their day’s play at 264 for 5. With Hanuma Vihari (42) and Rishabh Pant (27) on the pitch in a promising 62–run partnership for the sixth wicket.Advertisement In the post-match press conference Agarwal pointed that India are in a ‘great position’, and that it was difficult to play strokes against Holder and Roach up front and it became harder especially after Rahkeem Cornwall came into attack,Advertisement “We are in a great position. To have just lost five wickets on a track like that was a good effort from our side West Indies reduced. Kemar Roach and Holder bowled great areas. It wasn’t easy – there was a lot of moisture and the ball was doing a bit.”After being sent to bat, India were down to 46 for 2 as KL Rahul got out in the 7th over and Cheteshwar Pujara falling victim of the off-spinner, Cornwall. The slow blower stands 6ft 5 inch and weighs more than 140 kilos; the heaviest cricketer to play Test the Windies player,Advertisement “He definitely gets a lot more bounce compared to many other spinners. He just keeps hitting those lengths He is very, very [consistent], he forms good clusters and he keeps bowling those areas, keeps bowling those areas. We took our time and it was very important for Virat and me to actually get a partnership going and it was important that one of us went on to score big,” Agarwal pointed out.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch : Tabraiz Shamsi pulls out a neat little magic trick as a celebration…

first_imgAdvertisement 8rNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbj6kWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pakWould you ever consider trying this?😱xftygCan your students do this? 🌚4o7zRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star left arm china-man bowler pulled out a neat little magic trick as a celebration after he picks up a wicket. It was a match between Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat in Mzansi Super League. Tabraiz Shamsi took the wicket of Wihan Lubbe at a crucial point of the match in the second innings.Advertisement As a celebration, Shamsi showed a magic trick in the cricket field which became viral. He showed a red coloured handkerchief towards all and suddenly it became a white rod. It was a beautiful piece of magic and the cricket World has never witnessed such celebration in the field.Advertisement Tabraiz Shamsi also took the wicket of David Miller in this match. However, his bowling figure was not much promising in that match. Shamsi took two wickets with conceding 37 runs. Paarl Rocks posted a high total of 195 in the board after batting first. A brilliant knock from Delport helped them to post a good score. However, the bowling attack of Paarl Rocks could not deliver their best on the given day. Durban Heat were able to chase the run with losing just four wickets. Shamsi’s celebration did not last long as it did not create much impact for his team.Advertisement  Brazil great Rivaldo admonishes Coutinho’s celebration against Man Utd Advertisementlast_img read more

Dale Steyn targets IPL trophy on his return to RCB

first_imgAdvertisement 4uytNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsty38Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4fw5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 28usdwdWould you ever consider trying this?😱w3bevCan your students do this? 🌚ce2iz4Roller skating! Powered by Firework The South African pacer Dale Steyn is back in Royal Challengers Bangalore and will be playing in the IPL 2020, next year. The pacer was bought by RCB at his base price of 2 crores at the Indian Premier League auction that was held in Kolkata on Thursday. His performance at the Mzansi Super League in South Africa is the reason why the Director of Cricket Mike Hesson and RCB captain Virat Kohli wanted Dale back in the team. Dale has played in the IPL series before. Last year he took part in the IPL series as a replacement player but played only 2 matches. He could not play more matches due to an injury, but now that he is back in the franchise, he is excited about the series next year. On Saturday he held a QnA session on Twitter where he answered some of his fan’s questions.Advertisement His participation in the IPL 2019, marked his return to the series after a gap of 9 years. Dale has a played a total of 92 matches in the IPL and is only 4 wickets away from creating a record of 100 wickets. Both Virat Kohli and Mike Hesson was keen on getting Dale Steyn but they did not bid on him in the first half of the auction, because they were afraid of starting a bidding war. They knew to bid on him first, would increase his price and they did not want that to happen. They took a different approach and waited until the later hours of the auction to bid on him. Ultimately, their plan worked and they acquired him for 2 crores.Advertisement “We knew we wanted Steyn but we knew if we put a bid on him early, it might have gone up to three or four crores, which would have had flow-on effects.”I probably exchanged a couple of hundred messages with Virat [Kohli, the RCB captain] for a couple of hours. I think he thought we went to sleep in the middle for a couple of hours as well, but he was well aware of what our planning was. He was keen at the end, as we were, to get Steyn.”Virat Kohli turns into Santa to give children at shelter home the best X-Mas ever!Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Indian cricket team carrying Sachin on their shoulders after World Cup 2011 win voted…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement qq9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnb4vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2597( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1sqWould you ever consider trying this?😱nej6zCan your students do this? 🌚3sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Cricket Team achieved the highest level of glory twice. First in the 1983 World Cup final, when a team led by the legendary Kapil Dev thrashed the heavyweight West Indies to lift their first trophy. 27 years later, the Men in Blue made history again in the 2011 world cup final at the Wankhede Stadium. The day saw one of the most iconic moments of Indian cricket- the legendary Sachin Tendulkar on the shoulder of his teammates. The scene won the hearts of fans around the globe, and its grandeur appeal has just made it the best Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/ESPNcricinfoThe nominees for the award were selected on the basis of the greatest moments ever captured in sports around the glob, and the winner was to be decided through a voting system. With a monumental support from the Indian cricketing fandom who still have the glorious memory from nine years ago still anew, Tendulkar was announced as the winner at the event in Berlin.“It’s incredible. The feeling of winning the world cup was beyond what words can express. How many times you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions. Very rarely the entire country celebrates,” the 46 year old legend said after receiving the trophy from Aussie icon Steve Waugh.Advertisement From the list of nominees which included the iconic English cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Tennis legend Boris Becker announced Sachin Tendulkar as the winner.Recalling the world cup victory, the Master Blaster still cherishes the moment as the greatest one of his life. “It was the proudest moment of my life, holding that trophy which I chased for 22 years but I never lost hope. I was merely lifting that trophy on behalf of my countrymen.” he added.Advertisement Check out a clip of Sachin Tendulkar’s motivational speech about the Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, upon being honoured with the award, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of Laureus.The memorable event from the 2011 final was termed ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’, where Tendulkar, holding the Indian flag was on the shoulders of Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan and Suresh Raina. Chasing a target of 275, the Men in Blue captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished it off in the 49th over with a huge sixer.Also read-Sachin Tendulkar posts a holiday photo – and Sourav Ganguly’s reply will put a smile on your face! Advertisementlast_img read more

LS EMS Cadets 10th Anniversary

first_imgThe Little Silver EMS Cadet Squad is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Members, past and present, recently got together to share stories and talk about the group’s success. Among its past members are a doctor, three nurses, two investment brokers and a lawyer. Those attending the gathering were: front row, John Barney, Jeremy Susser, Trey Peterson, Tyler Birn and Kendall Sidun; second row, ToniAnn Bennett, Melissa Bennett, Kim Ambrose, who is the adviser, Karr Mullen and Chris Faherty; third row, Emily Garth, Taylor Giblin, Ashley Jordan and Elizabeth Giblin; and top row, Carli Ambrose, Peter Giblin, Kelsey Ambrose and Carolyn Bogdon.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Extinguished on Yacht Docked in Red Bank

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Borough volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire Thursday afternoon that damaged a 44-foot cabin cruiser off of Marine Park.The fire on the  Lou’s Crews’ N, a Carver 44-foot yacht,  first ignited while the yacht was docked in the area of Irwin’s Marine at Marine Park. Irwin workers towed the vessel out of the marina area, sparing other boats and allowing the firefighters easier access, said Fire Chief Tom Doremus, who was on the scene.The fire lasted for about 10 minutes.“It looked like its been charred up pretty good,” Doremus said. No one was on the craft when it started, he said.The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage were being investigated by the State Police Marine Police unit, which responds to any fire on the water, Doremus said.About 20 members of the bought’s Independent Engine Company responded. There were no injuries reported, Doremus said.A similar boat would cost approximately $125,000 to purchase new, according to Irwin employee Brad Sergeant.last_img read more