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For Immediate Release

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Nicole Ducouer


WINSTON-SALEM, NC (August 24, 2021) – Wise Eyes Family Eye Care is now open at 631
Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem with a special connection to its next-door neighbor Twenty200
Eyewear operated by local nonprofit IFB Solutions. IFB Solutions is the largest employer of people
who are blind in the country.

Wise Eyes optometrist Dr. Lindsay Totten wants her practice to have a broader community impact
by making it convenient for her patients to purchase stylish and affordable eyeglasses and also
help create local jobs for people who are blind. Eyeglasses purchased at Twenty200 Eyewear are
made by IFB Solutions employees at the nonprofit’s optical lab just a few miles away on the IFB
campus off Silas Creek Parkway.

“When I began planning for my own practice after many years of working for larger eyecare
companies, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the community,” said Dr. Totten. “As someone
who cares deeply about vision, I cannot think of a better local partner than IFB Solutions who is
doing so much for children and adults who are blind or low vision.”

Dr. Totten is currently taking new patients and encourages all adults and children to have regular,
annual eye exams. Information about her practice can be found at www.WiseEyesOfWinston.com
or by calling Wise Eyes Family Eye Care at (336) 830-8061. In addition to providing primary eye
care, Wise Eyes specializes in emergency eye care, eye disease and contact lenses.

“The pandemic has strained all of us mentally and physically, and that is especially true for our
vision,” she said. “For students who spent so many months as virtual learners and adults working
remotely, it’s very hard on the eyes to stay focused on screens for long periods of time. I’m seeing
more patients with headaches from eyestrain as well as those who now need corrective lenses.”
Many people have put off their annual eye exams creating delays in early detection of eye
diseases and conditions. “I’m a strong proponent of early detection,” said Dr. Totten. “Every Wise
Eyes patient receives a baseline scan using specialized equipment designed to identify cellular
changes to the eye otherwise not visible to the naked eye. By catching eye diseases early, we can
begin treatment and save a lot of vision.”

Wise Eyes Family Eye Care is located at 631Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem and provides
comprehensive eye care for the entire family, including pediatrics, contact lenses, and ocular
emergencies. Independent optometrist Dr. Lindsay Totten specializes in managing ocular diseases
such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and dry eyes. Dr. Totten is trained in the areas of
primary care optometry, emergency eye care, ocular disease, contact lenses and pediatrics. She
believes that the best health care relationships are built on mutual trust and strives to involve patients in
personal decisions about their care. To book your appointment, call (336) 830-8061. Wise Eyes Family
Eye Care is open 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. More at www.WiseEyesOfWinston.com.

Twenty200 is a brand of IFB Solutions that offers a range of eyewear in approachable styles with a
focus on kind, patient service. The Twenty200 name reflects the mission powering the brand: while
20/20 is perfect vision, 20/200 is the threshold for legal blindness. Our brand is a proud declaration of
our purpose: supporting your vision while creating opportunities for people who are blind.
Our available lens brands include Varilux®, Transitions®, Crizal®, with Kate Spade®, RayBan®, Oakley®, and Costa® frames. Eye exams available next door at Wise Eyes Family Eye Care. Located at 631
Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. twenty200.org.

IFB Solutions is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1936 that provides employment, training and
services for people who are blind or visually impaired. As the largest employer of people who are blind
in the United States, IFB operates manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem, N.C., Asheville, N.C., and
Little Rock, Ark., in addition to operating nearly 20 office supply stores across the country and
producing mattresses. IFB produces eyewear under its Twenty200 brand at its Winston-Salem lab and
operates a retail location in Winston-Salem. IFB Solutions funds employee training and services as well
as community programs through grants and private donations, making possible summer camps,
afterschool programs and activities for children who are blind, and Community Low Vision services
through its low-vision Centers across North Carolina and in Little Rock, Ark. ifbsolutions.org
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