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August 25, 2011

International Eyecare Center Opening in Memphis

International Eyecare Center is opening an office in Memphis at the Scotland County Hospital this month.

"This partnership with IEC is a huge benefit to the residents of northeast Missouri," said Marcia Dial, Scotland County Hospital CEO. "We need vision care that is accessible in this area and we are so pleased that the officials at IEC recognized that and wanted to partner with us for these services at the Hospital."

IEC's Memphis office will be a full-scope optometric practice, offering comprehensive eye exams for every generation as well as the diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma, Macular degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease. Fittings for all types of contact lenses will be available. The new optical dispensary will offer eyewear for every budget. IEC accepts most Vision Insurance Plans.

Teresa Carter, President of International Eyecare Center is very pleased to open IEC's eighth location in Memphis. Carter, a native of Kahoka, states "Our practice has been long-established in Quincy, IL for 30 years and in Kirksville for 25 years; Memphis is an ideal location for Missouri and Iowa patients."

"I grew up in northern Missouri, and look forward to providing care for patients in the Memphis community", said IEC Optometrist, Dr. Mindy Blackford, who will be seeing patients in IEC's new location. Dr. Blackford joined IEC in 2006 after receiving her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK. A native of northeastern Missouri, Dr. Blackford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She graduated from North Shelby High School in Shelbyville, MO.

Dr. Blackford will be available for appointments in Memphis beginning August 31, and will also continue to see patients in Kirksville. To schedule an appointment, call TOLL FREE 877-457-6485, or online

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