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Cane Expressions - Change a Plain Cane Into a Fashion Accessory

  • Published: 2011-04-07 (Revised/Updated 2013-06-04) : Cane Expressions.
  • Synopsis: Cane Expressions is a simple decorative sleeve that slips easily over any standard-sized cane shaft

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Quote: "Our cane sleeves are as unique and expressive as the people who use them..."

Cane Expressions is a simple, decorative sleeve that slips easily over any standard-sized cane shaft.

This inventive product offers the cane user the ability to mix and match cane sleeves to go with any outfit, activity or occasion. The durable, machine-washable, stretchy fabric sleeve not only protects the cane from scratches but ensures that users can Keep Moving in Style .

Cane Expressions sleeves are manufactured in the U.S. (patent pending) and come in a wide array of colors and designs. Retailing for less than $10, Cane Expressions make a practical, inexpensive gift and can be found online at Future plans include a variety of artisan beaded cane sleeves that will retail for around $50.

Cane Expressions founders and Indianapolis entrepreneurs Rhonda Robinson and Pam Goldwasser have designed a stylish cane sleeve that has inspired many reluctant cane users to pick up their canes and literally get back on their feet. "Our cane sleeves are as unique and expressive as the people who use them," explained owners Robinson and Goldwasser. "Our product encourages cane use with dignity and style."

About Cane Expressions Co-founders

Rhonda S. Robinson, O.D.

Dr. Robinson who received her doctorate from Indiana University School of Optometry, maintains a private group practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Robinson is an education consultant for Bausch & Lomb teaching the ins and outs of contact lenses to optometrists and optometry students in North America.

Dr. Robinson is the founding president of Women of Vision, a professional organization for women optometrists which focuses on mentoring, networking and education. She currently serves as the organization's past president. Review of Optometry named her as one of the top 10 most influential women in optometry.

Dr. Robinson has been seen on "The Martha Stewart Show," "The Doctors," "The Balancing Act," and the Indianapolis Fox affiliate, WXIN, discussing eye care and her specialty, multifocal contact lenses.

Known worldwide for her lecturing, teaching and publications, Robinson has been well received in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Dr. Robinson has been published in a number of periodicals including Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, Refractive Eye-care, and Primary Care Optometry News. Dr. Robinson currently serves as a contributing editor for Optometric Management.

Dr. Robinson's mother Charlotte was her inspiration for Cane Expressions .

Pam Goldwasser

Pam Goldwasser graduated University of Cincinnati , DAAP, with a degree in Graphic Design. Goldwasser began her career in Cincinnati as Art and Creative Director for Futuro, Inc. and Clopay Corporation. Goldwasser continued her career in Los Angeles as Senior Package designer at internationally-known toymaker Mattel, working specifically on the Barbie Brand.

Following her work at Mattel, Ms. Goldwasser spent 18 years with Kittrich Corporation, a privately held, entrepreneurial company with a focus on their house wares, home furnishings and stationery divisions. Throughout her time at Kittrich Corporation, Goldwasser traveled extensively worldwide leading the company's efforts in marketing, product development, creative direction and licensing. For the last 7 years, Goldwasser has been Vice President of Licensing, working with such diverse brands as Hello Kitty, Pfaltzgraff, Barbie, M & M's and Corelle.

Goldwasser has a passion for creating and developing product. She is a member of Color Marketing Group and Woman in Toys. Cane Expressions is truly an expression of her passion, joy and desire to help others.

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call 317-748-9165 or 310-387-4909.

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