Business Briefs

TLC Family Chiropractic, Howell, will hold a Patient Appreciation Day on Feb. 13. Patients treated that day will be encouraged to contribute their patient fees to the Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Each year Oklahaven sponsors a fundraising event in February called Have-A-Heart. It provides an opportunity for chiropractors to educate their patients about the benefits of chiropractic while at the same time supporting an internationally recognized nonprofit organization. Details: 732-409-3445.

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners’ Women’s Business Center will offer a three-hour “Big Marketing on a Small Budget” seminar at the Lakewood municipal building, 231 Third St., Lakewood, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19. The free class is open to men and women. Details and registration: 973-507-9700.

The Howell Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast bonanza networking event at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Big City Bagels, 4007 Route 9 north, Howell. The event features an informative presentation by H&R Block regarding relevant tax information. Breakfast bonanza networking events are held every other Friday at different locations in town and are free for Howell Chamber of Commerce members; nonmembers pay $5. Pay for your own food and drinks. For further information on presenting your business or attending, contact the Howell Chamber of Commerce at 732-363-4114 or

The Howell Chamber of Commerce general membership lunch meeting will be held at noon Feb. 10 at Lomurro, Davison, Eastman and Munoz, P.A., Freehold Township. Learn about tax issues concerning small business owners as attorney Robert Munoz gives an informative presentation, then opens the floor to questions. Lunch will be served during the presentation, with networking before and after. The event is $20 for members, with nonmembers paying $5 additional. For more information, contact the Howell Chamber of Commerce at 732-363-4114.

Dr. Errol Rummel, an optometric physician in Jackson, presented a new development for the treatment of people with constricted side vision due to eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa (RP), at the recent meeting of the International Association of Low Vision Specialists held in Las Vegas.

RP is an eye disease that affects one out of 4,000 people and causes legal blindness by constricting side vision to a small central window of sight, according to a press release from Rummel’s office.

Rummel devised a set of optical devices with built-in miniature reverse telescopes that widen the field of vision along with a success-oriented testing and treatment protocol. He also designed an adaptor for the special glasses to allow the patient to read more easily.

In addition, Rummel has designed a special vision rehabilitation protocol for the treatment of hemianopsia — side vision loss for patients with stroke or head injury. That protocol and also a protocol for treating stroke-related eye drooping (ptosis), or for eyelid paralyzed open (blepharoparesis) using a lid massage technique he developed, is used by many area occupational therapists, according to the press release.

A consultant in neuro-optometric rehabilitation at five New Jersey rehabilitation hospitals, Rummel is also director of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Clinic at the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, Pomona.

Additionally, Rummel has seen much success with the advanced design of telescopic and microscopic eyeglasses to improve eyesight for patients with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy at the Low Vision Care Center in Jackson. He is a member of the International Association of Low Vision Specialists.

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