Taking Care of Our Aging Eyes

Taking Care of Our Aging Eyes

Susan Keller Kistler, Owner of Specs Optical, started wearing glasses in sixth grade and thought they were so unattractive she would only wear them to see the board.  A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business, she left her career in the mainframe computer industry behind when she moved to Nashville from Washington, DC (with stints in New York City and Silicon Valley).  She spent 15 years managing an ophthalmology practice and has also completed a two year opticianry program in Richmond. In 2011, Susan passed the two national exams (ABO and NCLE) in order to become a certified optician. Since starting Specs in late 2003, she enjoys matching her many pairs of glasses to her mood and her outfit and not only does she wear them morning to night, she even keeps them on in pictures.

Where are my glasses?

Where are my glasses?

By Ellen Margulies My mother used to walk around with one pair of glasses on her head, another dangling from a string around her neck, and at least two more pairs stashed on the kitchen counter and next to her chair in the den, muttering, “Where are my glasses?”...
Summertime Is Camp Time

Summertime Is Camp Time

Jennifer “Twinkle” Buckelew is the Director of Camp Sycamore Hills’ resident camp program, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s largest camp. Jennifer has a long-standing relationship with Girl Scouts, having spent six years as camp director in Greater Atlanta and the...
Summer Is Here And It’s Time For…Camp?

Summer Is Here And It’s Time For…Camp?

By Pam Coyle I don’t know how parents do it. Summer camp schedules publish in January or February and they sell out quickly. We don’t even have children and I got stressed out looking at what is available in June. � Nashville Zoo – all camps sold out. Cheekwood...

Free Cholesterol Screenings

Vanderbilt Heart offers free heart health screenings to women to help identify risk factors for heart disease. You can get free screenings every Friday from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Or, you may call and make an appointment....