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Penn State Employee Insurance Update

To Penn State employees and dependents:
We will not be able to participate with EyeMed until the credentialing process is completed. We are told that process will be complete between the middle of January and the middle of February.

May’s Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Mike, our employee of the month for May!

After serving four years in the Navy, Mike became an optician in 1984. He started his career by grinding prescription lenses, and a few years later, began helping people pick out the best frames and lenses for their prescription as well as doing frame repair and edging lenses.

Mike has worked at Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Anderson since the business began in 1999. Since then, he has become known among our staff and patients as a master of glasses adjustment, frame repairs, and selecting great frames! He is praised by our staff as one who is always willing to go out of his way to help others.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys fishing, going to hunting camp, working at bingo, and volunteering with his local fire company. As employee of the month, Mike has selected an organization that will receive a donation from Dr. Anderson. He has chosen the Pregnancy Resource Clinic in State College and thanks them for their work in the community!

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Emily, our April employee of the month!

As a one of our technicians, Emily’s primary role in our office is pre-screening patients and ensuring that everyone has a great experience before they see the doctor. Her cheerful and enthusiastic demeanor makes our patients feel welcome and comfortable in our office!

Emily has a fun-loving and creative spirit that she puts to use in our office each and every day. She contributes innovative ideas that help our office run smoothly and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Emily is also our social media guru and enjoys being involved with the community on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Emily deserves special congratulations because she is getting married next weekend! We wish her and her new husband, Austin, all the best!

As employee of the month, Emily gets to select a local organization that will receive a donation from Dr. Anderson. Emily has chosen the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. She appreciates all of their work to help people in the State College area!

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Our office will be closed on November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Toys for Tots


A portion of our sales will be donated to Toys For Tots this holiday season!

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

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Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling.

Here's a look at how your eyes speak volumes and how you can learn to read other's emotions through their eyes. Although it is considered unreliable or controversial by some, eye movement analysis might have some truth to it. With these tips you may be able to tell if someone is happy, sad, excited, stressed or not telling the truth.

  1. Lying

    According to body language expert and former FBI counterintelligence officer, Joe Navarro, if a person's eyes move up and to the right when you ask him a question he is more than likely lying. If the person looks up and to the left he is probably telling the truth. However, it's important to realize that when someone looks around it doesn’t always mean he is lying. People sometimes look around when they are trying to process information too.

  2. Stress

    When someone blinks fast it is often a sign that they are under stress. At rest, the normal blink rate ranges between 8 and 21 blinks per minute. If a person blinks more frequently, such as when asked a challenging question, it is usually because he is stressed. But this isn’t always the case. Blink rates can also increase as result of dry air, dry eyes and allergens in the air that irritate the eyes.

  3. Disgust / Distaste

    If you see someone narrow his eyes when you are speaking to him, this is usually a negative response showing you that he finds what you are saying to be offensive. When it comes to showing distaste with the eyes, the narrower the eyes are, the more unpleasant you find what is being said. However, the best way to decipher a person's true emotions is by looking at the rest of his face. For example, narrow eyes and tight lips indicate anger.

  4. Discomfort

    If someone is uncomfortable with something you have said, he will often use a body language tactic called eye blocking. For example if you see someone cover his eyes or lower his eyelids following a request you make or something you say, it is sign that he is not comfortable or disagrees with what you have said.

  5. Happiness

    Happiness is conveyed through the eyes in a number of ways. Arched eyebrows accompanied with a smile indicate you are happy to see someone. Mothers do this naturally with their babies across all cultures.

    Another way that happiness can be detected through the eyes is through the size of the pupils, which is of course an involuntary reflex. Large pupils let others know that you like what you see. Studies have shown that when you look at an object or person you love, your pupil size increases.

  6. Fear or Surprise

    Fear is usually indicated by wide open eyes not accompanied with a smile but often an “O” shaped mouth. Surprise on the other hand is also usually shown by wide open eyes along with a fleeting look. Additionally, the pupils will dilate if a person is frightened or excited due to the natural adrenalin response of the body.

  7. Focus

    When someone is focused on something, particularly a near object, the pupils will constrict. Alternatively, they will dilate when someone is looking at a far distance.

These are only some of the non verbal emotions we express with our eyes. Next time you have a conversation, look out for these cues. They can help you really understand your friends, family, and colleagues and improve empathy and communication.

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