January 18, 2012

University of Missouri Health Care will celebrate the opening of University Eye Institute East at 3215 Wingate Court with an open house and ribbon-cutting event from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19.

The new 7,900-square-foot facility is located across the street from MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It features 16 examination rooms and a full-range of diagnostic and eye-care services.

“This new facility is three times larger than our old eastside office, which was previously on Portland Avenue,” said John Cowden, M.D., chair and Roy E. Mason Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at MU Health Care. “With this new center, we are able to offer expanded diagnostic and eye care services to our eastside patients. We are very pleased that we’ve been able to do this while maintaining a location that is convenient.”

The new center also includes University Optical East, featuring a complete line of fashion and designer frames for custom eyeglasses, sunglasses, sports eyewear, contact lenses and pediatric frames for babies and children.

In addition to the new center, MU Health Care will continue to provide eye care services at the Mason Eye Institute in the lobby of University Hospital.

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