October is World Blindness Awareness Month!
Fall is in the air again and the leaves are changing color. Please remember to wear protective eyewear when cleaning gutters and doing all those fall cleanup chores. Here’s the news at The Eye Clinic:
October is World Blindness Awareness month. Vision is our passion here at The Eye Clinic—that includes taking medical care to other countries where it is not readily available. Both Dr. LaGreca and Dr. Erpenbach have traveled to Mexico on medical missions. Dr. Erpenbach traveled to very rural villages in southern Mexico to do eye exams and distribute glasses provided by the Lions Club International. Dr. LaGreca took all the equipment and supplies necessary to do cataract surgery and worked to help those with cataracts get the care they might not otherwise have received. Check out our Clinic scrapbook for pictures and ask the doctors about some of their experiences in Mexico. Helping people keep their vision is truly a passion for them.
With cooler weather 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.
Check out our new line of glasses and sunwear by Sides Eyewear! Each pair of glasses comes with interchangeable temple inserts so you can change your look in seconds—up to 80 different looks in one pair of glasses! Our Optical department is very competitive and quality oriented. Stop in and check out the many ways we can serve your optical needs.
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 the Patient Assistance coordinator Tammy at our Clinic.
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.