Allergy Season is Here!
Happy September! Hope you all had a great summer! Hope you are also able to enjoy all the fresh vegetables and fruits now being harvested. Our doctors recommend eating several servings each day for overall health as well as healthy eyes. Here’s the news at The Eye Clinic:
This is allergy season and with that comes all kinds of allergy symptoms. Cooler weather is also around the corner and with that comes drier air in our homes due to our heaters. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or dry eyes, contact our doctors to find out which drops will work best for you. This is more than just a comfort issue. The risk of infection increases when the tear film is deficient. Please tell our doctors if you are experiencing itchy or burning or watering eyes. They will prescribe a treatment program that will not only make you more comfortable, but healthier too.
If you are considering cataract surgery, please check out the many options now available. Cataract surgery no longer means thick glasses and long recovery times. Multi-focal lenses and advanced surgical techniques are available to free you from dependence on glasses. Talk to either Dr. LaGreca or Dr. Erpenbach about all the possibilities available.
Ever wonder why we always check the pressure in your eye when you come for an exam? The pressure inside your eye is maintained by a proper balance between the production of fluid inside the eye and the drainage of that fluid out of the eye. When one of these processes is out of balance, the pressure inside the eye can fluctuate and cause damage to the optic nerve in the back of the eye. This can lead to loss of vision—usually unnoticed at first. Checking the pressure in your eye is an important part of a complete eye examination and allows your doctor to better monitor your eye health.
The Eye Clinic works together with several drug manufacturers to offer assistance in covering the cost of eye medications. This program is based on income and financial need. If you want more information, please contact our Patient Assistance Coordinator Tammy.
September means back to school. Our Optical department is very competitive and quality oriented. Stop in and check out the many ways we can serve your optical needs, including the back-to-school offers.
Please note that on some of your statements, you may see a line that reads “PT BALANCES FROM MM”. We recently updated our software and any balance you may have had previous to June 30, 2008 has been moved to the new system. If you have any questions or want any details regarding these balances, please feel free to call our Billing Department. They will be happy to help you.
We at The Eye Clinic/Surgicenter are grateful for the opportunity to take care of your eye care needs. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment because it’s Your Life, Your Vision, Our Passion!