Dr. Filips and Ann go on mission trip to Jamaica The Filips's were part of a VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity) to Jamaica in July 2011. The team of 5 optometrists and 10 support staff examined 1180 patients and dispensed glasses or sunglasses to most of them. Filips Vision Source is collecting used glasses for future trips, especially reading glasses, sun glasses and children's glasses.
Dr. Filips adds new retinal scanner Filips Eye Clinic now has a Humphrey Zeiss OCT retinal scanner. It uses a laser system to scan deep into the retina. It gives cross- sectional views of the retina similar to what a CT scanner gives of the rest of the body. It allows Dr. Filips to diagnose eye diseases earlier and more accurately than ever before, saving patient's vision. The technology is as much of a leap forward as CT scans were over X-Rays.
It is a great tool for diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and any disease of the central retina. It also detects glaucoma. This technology only came on the market in 2008 and is vastly better than anything available before. It is the sort of instrument usually found in retinal specialist's offices and we have it available in Hartington and Creighton! 6/04/09
>> Dr. Filips and Ann lecture at Nebraska Optometric Association
Dr. Filips and Ann Filips lecture at the Fall meeting of the Nebraska Optometric Association in Kearney. Ann will be explaining why other doctors should offer Vision Therapy and Dr. Filips will teach them his simple, home-based therapy system.
>> Dr. Filips and Ann to go on mission trip
Dr. Filips, Ann and others will go to Jamaica January 2011 with VOSH. Volunteer Optometrists in Service to Humanity groupsprovide free eye care and dispense used glasses that they collect from Lions clubs, churches etc. Dr. Filips has previously gone tothe Dominican Republic and they have both worked in Peru.
Dr. Filips gives national lecture
Dr. Filips gave a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Diego in October 2008
New Hartington office!
We have totally gutted and remodeled our Hartington office for your comfort and convenience
Dr. Filips re-elected as President of Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Filips was elected President of the Hartington Chamber of Commerce for 2007-08. He served in the office several years ago and was asked to serve again to help rejuvinate the chamber and build the organization.
Dr. Filips Publishes second Text Book
Dr. Filips published a second edition of his popular text "Clinical Pearls for Optometry". It is a handy clinical reference for eye doctors and has sold very well.
Dr. Filips' mission trip
Dr. Filips returns from mission trip to Peru.
High Tech instruments to help serve you better
We use a computerized GDX nerve fiber layer analyzer and Sonogage pachometer to better diagnose and treat our glaucoma patients.
Dr. Filips heads state association
Dr. Filips was president of the Nebraska Optometric Association for the year 2002.
July 24, 2000
Macular Degeneration Therapy
Although macular degeneration cannot be cured, a new vitamin therapy shows great promise for the "dry" form. New drug treatment for certain forms of the "wet" form of degeneration are also very helpful.