Seeing Denver

Colorado Eye Care Specialists Want You to See the U.S. Mint

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A fabulous adventure to take after your Colorado eye care appointment at Vision Care Specialists is the free tour of the U.S. Denver Mint. Learn about and witness the operation that produces more than 50 million coins per day for the U.S. Treasury. A Look BackEven though coining operations didn’t start in Denver until 1906 the U.S. Mint was established here in 1863 largely in response to Colorado’s gold rush which began in 1858. For its first 46 years, it operated as an assay office where miners brought in their... Read More

Denver Sports Vision: Eye-Damaging Snow Reflection

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Coloradans have the good fortune of living in a state with an abundance of outdoor fun during the winter. In fact, Colorado has as many outdoor activities to enjoy in the winter as in the summer, and our wonderful combination of snow and sun makes it a winter sport haven. However, this combination is also hard on the eyes, and we need to be sure to protect ourselves from snow reflection eye damage. Read your Denver sports vision professionals’ advice on protecting your eyes from the winter wonderlands.  Snow reflects... Read More

Denver Eye Doctors Eye The Best Holiday Decorations

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You know what time of year it is, and with all the hustles and hassles of the season, sometimes it’s hard to remember to be jolly. Well one sure way to get in the holiday spirit or stay in the holiday spirit is to tour some of Denver’s incredible seasonal illuminations: Zoo Lights: Don’t miss this Colorado classic! Every winter, the world-famous Denver Zoo turns itself into an 80-acre holiday lights extravaganza, with lights in the form of animals, animal ice sculptures, music, and plenty of events. Denver City and... Read More

Seeing Denver: This Season at the Denver Center For Performing Arts

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As the weather starts to cool down over the next few months, it’s time to shift your focus to more indoor activities. Fortunately, with four locations throughout the metro area the Vision Care Specialists team is constantly on the lookout for the best Denver activities and events to help you enjoy the mile high city regardless of the weather. One great activity as the holiday season draws closer is to head to Denver’s very own Center for Performing Arts to catch one of their great upcoming shows. Here’s a full... Read More

Sights to See at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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Coloradans are lucky: a quick check on things to do in the Denver area always yields many interesting options. Denver is the cultural hub of the West, and it has so many things to do that, no matter what your taste, you’re bound to find new places to explore. Our museums are eye-candy for the curious. So, let’s look at one of Denver’s best for all ages, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum’s permanent exhibits are unbeatable: take a Prehistoric Journey from the origins of the galaxy... Read More

Denver Eye Specialists’ Tips on Colorado Hiking in High-Def

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Whether you’re new in town or you’ve got Colorado blood, there’s always more to see in the Centennial State. All you need is four-wheel-drive and a good pair of hiking boots, and the state is your playground! Even as an avid hiker, you could never conquer every mile of trail within Colorado’s borders. The best part is that there are nearly limitless options for all ages and abilities. Seasoned experts can try their hand (or foot) at the 500-mile-long Colorado Trail, which winds through the Rockies from Denver to Durango.... Read More

Seeing Denver: Farmers Markets – A Feast for the Senses

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Farmers Markets are a wonderful way to be part of your community, support local food vendors, and enjoy the outdoors, and thankfully Denver scores high marks in all three of those categories. There are a variety of markets to choose from throughout the city and surrounding communities with one to choose from every day of the week from June through October. So if you want to soak in a great atmosphere and bring home some healthy, tasty treats, now’s the time to attend one of these wonderful outdoor markets. The... Read More

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Vision Care Specialists at the Rockies

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Summer means baseball, and baseball in Colorado means the Colorado Rockies at Denver’s own Coors Field. A trip to the ballpark is a feast for the senses: the spectacular mountain views, the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, the roar of the crowd, the fountain in the outfield erupting for Rockies home runs, the cold Coors and craft beers, the hot dogs and nachos, the seventh inning stretch (“Take me out to the ball game…”), and occasionally, the fireworks! Don’t let summer go by without heading out to the park. It’s the... Read More

Eye Spy: Five Things to See in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District

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Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District offers an ever expanding array of galleries, performance venues, restaurants, bars and activities distinctly different from other neighborhoods in town.  The district provides a very multi-cultural flavor with American, Mexican, Ethiopian, and Japanese cuisines plus art influences from around the world.  The Santa Fe Arts District is one of the few areas in town with a truly global feel. If you’re new to the district, below are five things to see that are definitely worth a try: 1.    First Friday Art Walk:  From 6-9 pm... Read More

What to See in Denver: The Botanic Gardens are a Feast for the Eyes

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Spring has finally arrived after an unusually snowy April, and you may be looking for new and different things to see in Denver.  Well, there’s no better time to enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens which are truly a feast for the eyes.  With 24 separate gardens within the York Street location, the Botanic Gardens showcases plants and landscaping styles from around the world.  Visit the Japanese garden, the South African Plaza or the Monet Pool for an international flavor.  Or check out the Rock Alpine Garden, Porter Plains and other... Read More