LASIK Boston Laser Cataract Surgery D’Ambrosio Eye Care Blog

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Jude S. Cataract Surgery Experience


“I recently had cataract surgery with Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. and couldn’t be more pleased with my results.  Many years ago, Dr. D’Ambrosio performed Radial Keratotomy (RK), this was long before LASIK, to correct my nearsightedness so he was the one I chose to do this surgery.  My vision was steadily getting worse but I had no idea how yellow and cloudy it had become until after having my first eye done!  I was amazed at how brilliant white many things are.  The time at the Cataract & Laser Center is Gardner was very efficient and a pleasant experience.  Everyone was so professional and it operates so smoothly.  I was back at home just a couple hours after arriving at the CLC.  My vision is great – I hardly need to wear glasses now, mostly for my intermediate vision – computer distance glasses.  I would recommend anyone on the fence about having the procedure to go ahead.  It was truly a game-changer for me.-Jude S

If you or some you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331, 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Glaucoma Risk in Migraine Sufferers


Did you know that if you suffer from migraines you are at greater risk for developing glaucoma? There are many risk factors that can influence the likelihood that you will develop glaucoma. These include factors such as high pressure in the eye, called intraocular pressure or IOP, your family history-especially if your siblings have glaucoma, smoking, sleep apnea, diabetes and other vascular diseases, race-as patients of African-American heritage and Hispanic backgrounds are at greater risk and even the age of onset of menopause. Recently, researchers reported on a study where they found that patients who suffered from migraines had 1.68 times the risk of the average patient for developing glaucoma. When you visit us for your routine eye exam please share whether you have ever experienced a migraine and whether you currently have even an occasional migraine headache.

If you or someone you know suffers from migraine headaches it is important to have regular eye exams with glaucoma testing as migraines increase the risk of glaucoma! Schedule an eye exam at D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331, 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

20/20 Vision in 2020

This is the year 2020. Why not make your New Year’s resolution 20/20 vision? Has it been awhile since you last updated your glasses, or do you feel it may be time to get glasses for the first time? When you were at the beach reading this past summer did you find you may need prescription sunwear? Each year there is new technology in the field of eyecare, similar to iPhones. Are you using the latest version in lenses, are you wearing the latest model or tread in fashion? Come into any of our locations and have our licensed Opticians help you create the new you in 2020.

Visit D’Ambrosio Optical Center to learn more, or visit us at D’Ambrosio Optical Center, or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help select fashionable, comfortable and durable eyeglasses and eyewear for your entire family.

D'Ambrosio Optical Center provides personalized service fitting and selection of eyewear for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ray T. Tells Us About LASIK


“Your office is outstanding.  Dr. Fu was extremely thorough with the pre-LASIK evaluation exam and all follow-up appointments as well.  Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. further explained the procedure and what to expect during the procedures and post-procedure requirements and expectations.  I am so happy with the result.  I can’t say enough about the overall positive experience and getting my vision back to normal.  I also appreciate the fact that all appointments have been on-time.  I would recommend anyone looking for surgical eye care to your office.  My son had his LASIK procedure done in your facility in 2007 and it’s nice to see the level of caring hasn’t diminished as your business has grown.  Thank you again.”

If you or some you know is tired of the hassle of glasses or contact lenses for seeing at distance and would like to find out if LASIK might be a good vision correction option, please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331, 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thank You & Happy Holidays!


This is the time of year where we like to thank our loyal patients who visit us during the year and also purchase from our Optical Departments. This year was another great year and we hope to see you soon. Don’t forget if you have a flexible spending account you can use that toward eyewear and many lose funds each year when their account expires, so don’t delay. Every December, and quarterly throughout the year, we host Trunk Shows that offer 35% off most purchases for that day only. Our frame vendors come the day of the sale and bring their entire collection, so if you are someone who likes to see all your options, new styles, etc., stop by our Trunk Show. We mail invitations out so just let any of our Optical staff know that you would like to receive an invite and you will be added to the listing.  Merry Christmas!

Visit D’Ambrosio Optical Center to learn more, or visit us at D’Ambrosio Optical Center, Google or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help select fashionable, comfortable and durable eyeglasses and eyewear for your entire family.
D'Ambrosio Optical Center provides personalized service fitting and selection of eyewear for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Great Cataract Patient Story


“No one wants to hear they need cataract surgery but it was time. I saw Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. and he explained why I needed the surgery and what my potential outcome might be. I had several appointments for measurements and other testing and chose the laser cataract surgery option.  The day of my procedure, I was a little anxious, but the staff at the Cataract & Laser Center put me right at ease.  The laser was performed in just a few minutes; as was my actual surgery.  I was done and out within just a couple of hours of getting to the Center.  My quality of life has improved greatly.  I can see much more clearly and feel more confident as I move around doing my daily activities; including watching my grandchildren. Everyone, both at the office and the surgery center, was just great!  They were knowledgeable and caring.  The follow up call after my procedure was re-assuring and she was able to answer the couple of questions that had come up.  I have recommended D’Ambrosio Eye Care and the Cataract & Laser Center to my friends and family.”

If you or some you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, MA 01609.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Google Artificial Intelligence Can Help Diabetic Eye Exams



According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and are therefore at risk for diabetic retinopathy and its associated vision loss and potential blinding complications. All diabetics should have regular eye exams with thorough retina exams. The task of diabetic eye exams is enormous and soon will be assisted by Google Artificial Intelligence disease detecting software. Researchers, reporting in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology showed that by using Google software to analyze images and then having retina specialists provide input to refine the algorithms,  it allowed the computer software disease detection software to become roughly as effective at the retina specialists. This technique of using machine learning “neural networks” to refine disease detection is hopefully able to bring even more effective early detection and diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy to those at risk.

If you or someone you know has diabetes please be sure to have regular eye exams as early detection, diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss from diabetes. Schedule a diabetic eye exam at D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331, 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Migraine Help with Glaucoma Eye Drops



The beta-blocker eye drop Timolol or TIMOPTIC® may help relieve migraine headache pain according to research in JAMA Neurology. While there are several bets-blocker medications that can be taken by mouth for migraine, they tend to work very slowly-sometimes hours or days-and are not terribly helpful for migraine sufferers. TIMOPTIC® eye drops are very quickly absorbed into the blood and seem to alleviate the pain in most patients with migraines fairly quickly. Research in underway to determine the best dose and frequency of these eye drop to help those with migraines.

If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, help with eye drops may be on the way. Learn more at D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331, 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 and 255 Park Avenue, Suite 606, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609.