First Symfony® lens in South Carolina used in the treatment of cataracts at Bishop Eye Center on HHI

Bishop Eye Center, a nationally recognized industry leader in refractive cataract surgery, was the first practice in South Carolina and the coastal empire to perform cataract surgery using the Symfony® Toric Intraocular Lens from Abbott Medical Optics.

The Symfony lens was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July of this year and has gained approvals in more than 50 countries around the world. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism. These are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery. In clinical studies, the Symfony lens provided seamless day-to- night vision, provided high quality vision and demonstrated a low incidence of halo and glare.

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Hilton Head Vegan Festival

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group which is free & open to the public that meets monthly in Bluffton, SC, is hosting the first ever vegan festival (aka vegfest) in all of South Carolina on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – rain or shine – from 10am to 4pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The inaugural event is supported by 12 sponsors, over 40 vendors and 8 speakers. 
Event planners are expecting 300-500 people to attend Lowcountry VegFest 2016 (LCVF16) from all around the Lowcountry including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, SC, and Savannah, GA. There will be ample vegan food from area restaurants, beer and wine, food cooking demonstrations, speakers, advocacy, education, live music, and dedicated entertainment for the children. Public admittance into the family-friendly Lowcountry VegFest 2016 is free and there will be opportunities to win and receive vegan merchandise. In lieu of entrance fee, attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable vegan food item to help the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry stock the shelf. 

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BACK 2 SCHOOL BATLLE BALL benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Beaufort County

BACK 2 SCHOOL BATLLE BALL benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Beaufort County will be held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Sept. 17th from 12pm-4pm

What is Battle Ball?  Otherwise known as Bubble Soccer, Knockerball or Bubble Ball, it is a remix of soccer, zorbs and hockey. Bubble Soccer originated overseas but now is sweeping the US.  Bubble Soccer allows each participant to compete in several game modes which involve bouncing into each other in their own bubble ball, while being fully safe and sound in their protected bubble.  Bounce into one another, run full speed ahead and come out unharmed as each of the Battle Balls games for Back 2 School Battle Ball have been engineered with safety in mind.  We will have 5 lanes for adults and children over 42” from 12-4pm for all day fun!

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Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Participants and sponsorships are now being accepted for the Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. The event is Friday, August 5, at the Forest City Gun Club.  Registration and lunch are at 12PM and the shoot begins at 1PM.

Lunch is included in cost and there will be an awards ceremony and beer reception after the shoot.  Participant and sponsor levels are as follows: Station Sponsor, $250; Team, $600 and Station Sponsor and Team (Corporate Sponsor), $800.  For more information about the event contact Ryan Gibson at (912) 246-1442.

The Red Shoe Society’s mission is to raise money and support the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire in their efforts to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. For more information about the Red Shoe Society, please visit their website or go to

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