Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

Medicare Open Enrollment

Take advantage of Medicare’s open enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 to educate yourself about which option is best for you! These three resources can help: Medicare Rights Center is a nonprofit national helpline offering answers to Medicare questions at no cost. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) counsel Medicare beneficiaries about health benefits.  This resource […]

Ocular Vitamins – Do They Help?

Studies show…YES! Patients with macular degeneration show a slowed or stopped progression of the disease when taking  specifically formulated vitamins like Macular Protect Complete AREDS2. Patients suffering from dry eye (especially post-menopausal women) find long-term relief when taking a hydrating supplement like HydroEye.  Watch this video. Learn more about ScienceBased Health Vitamins by clicking here. […]

Ocular Vitamins

When comparing vitamins, you truly get what you pay for. The more they cost, most likely, the better they are. Tip: Look for Capsules.  Compressed tablets are more difficult for the body to digest, which means you may not absorb all of the nutrients in each pill. The ocular vitamins available at your local pharmacy are NOT […]

ARE YOU GETTING PROPER EYE CARE?

Eye Exams 101: When you visit your eye doctor for your annual comprehensive exam, be sure your complete evaluation includes this list of services provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Tips for Eye Health in Adults Over 60

Check out these tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for eye health in adults over 60.

Normal Vision Development in Adults Over 60

“As we age, even people who do not have age-related eye diseases and who have good visual acuity may experience vision changes.” Read this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to learn what doctors consider “normal” vision changes. The AAO recommends comprehensive eye exams every one to two years for everyone over 65 years […]

Quick Guide to Pink Eye

BACK to SCHOOL means sharing lunches, ideas, stories and, sometimes… infections. Click here to learn more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology about the most common types of Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye: Bacterial, Viral and Allergic: What it is. How it’s contracted. Ways to prevent it. Ways to treat it.

What are Eye Allergies?

“Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and […]

SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

The much anticipated solar eclipse is almost here! Check out this video to learn how you can protect your eyes while enjoying this astronomical event. [Advised by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Astronomical Society (AAS).] Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, we will not be on the path for a total eclipse, but we will have […]

UNREGULATED STEM CELL Treatments

Ophthalmologists tend to be on the forefront of medical advancement.  When a new treatment becomes available and it’s proven to work, the treatment offering spreads like wildfire and ophthalmologists all over the world use it. As patients, our desire for the latest and greatest in new technologically advanced treatment options can sometimes lead us to seeking out treatments that haven’t been […]


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