Thursday, September 30, 2010

High-Definition OCT Scanner

D'Ambrosio Eye Care uses a non-invasive, high-definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner to see cross-sections of the retina and macular allowing for precise diagnosis.  While the technology has been around for several years, it's the availability of this new equipment to provide high definition maps and images of the macular and retinal structure to your Ophthalmologist.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TONIGHT - Astigmatism Seminar 6:00pm Lancaster

TONIGHT!

Join us for an informal talk by Corneal Specialist, JoAnn Chang, M.D. and learn about advances in the correction of ASTIGMATISM.

Tonight, September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm in our Lancaster office.


Seating is limited, so please reserve a seat by calling 978.537.3900.


You will come away with:

*An understanding of what astigmatism is and how it can be corrected for routine vision problems and cataracts,
*An opportunity for a FREE diagnostic screening for astigmatism,
*Having your questions answered by Dr. Chang


Call 978.537.3900 to reserve a seat.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Astigmatism Seminar tomorrow...

Don't forget to sign up for the JoAnn Chang, M.D. talk on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:00pm in Lancaster.
Seating is limited, so give us a call at 978-537-3900 to register.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 27, 2010

D'Ambrosio entry in Gardner 225th Anniversary Parade

D'Ambrosio Eye Care was happy to support the City of Gardner in it's 225th Anniversary with a parade entry.

The Gardner News reports over 1600 individuals in over 90 organizations participated on Sunday, September 26.

A great, big THANK YOU to the staff that volunteered to decorate, walk and help... we couldn't have done it without you!!

Here are a few of the photos taken.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gardner's 225th Anniversary Parade - come see us!

It's not too late... beautiful weather is predicted, it's a great day for a parade.  Marching bands from all around the country as well as local, clowns, and much, much more!

Sunday in Gardner, we're participating in the parade celebrating Gardner's 225th Anniversary. Parade route starts at the end of Elm St. (at Central) down Central to Parker and ends at the Waterford Street School. Last count was 90+ entries in the parade! Parade starts at 1:00pm.


Look for the D'Ambrosio Eye Care truck -- it should be "eye-catching"!!!  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weekend Activities

The weather looks to be beautiful this weekend, more like summer temps than fall!  Come say hello on Saturday at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Monument Square, Leominster from 9:00am - 5:00pm.  Lots of fun for the kiddos and adults - good food and entertainment.  Our banner should be flying overhead, too!

Sunday in Gardner, we're participating in the parade celebrating Gardner's 225th Anniversary.  Parade route starts at 1:00pm at the end of Elm St. (at Central) down Central to Parker and ends at the Waterford Street School.  Last count was 90+ entries in the parade! 

Look for the D'Ambrosio Eye Care truck -- it should be
"eye-catching"!!! Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Astigmatism Seminar 9/28

Join us for an informal talk by Corneal Specialist, JoAnn Chang, M.D. and learn about advances in the correction of ASTIGMATISM.
Wednesday evening, September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm in our Lancaster office.
Seating is limited, so please reserve a seat by calling 978.537.3900.

You will come away with:
*An understanding of what astigmatism is and how it can be corrected for routine vision problems and cataracts,
*An opportunity for a FREE diagnostic screening for astigmatism,
*Having your questions answered by Dr. Chang

Call 978.537.3900 to reserve a seat.

Hope to see you there!

Gardner, MA celebrates 225th Anniversary

We're excited to be participating in the 225th Anniversary Celebration for Gardner MA on Sunday, September 26 in the parade!

They're expecting tons of entries:  Shriners, marching bands, autos, floats and lots more.

Look for the D'Ambrosio Eye Care truck!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We'll be at Leominster's Johnny Appleseed Festival 9/25

You won't want to miss Leominster's Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 25.  Held in Monument Square, the festival has lots to offer for all ages:  children's activities, lots of yummy foods, entertainment and vendors.  Johnny Appleseed will be there handing out apples, too!  In case you don't know the history of Johnny Appleseed, this link will fill you in.

Look for the white and blue D'Ambrosio Eye Care canopy and stop by.  We'll have raffle drawings for children and adults.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cataract & Laser Center

Did you know that our Doctors perform cataract surgery at
The Cataract & Laser Center in Gardner?  Located at 95 Mechanic Street, the Center prides itself on a comfortable, non-hospital feeling to put patients at ease for their procedure.
Complimentary "door-to-door" van service makes the trip easier, too.
Conveniently located just off Rt. 2 at Exit 22 behind Burger King.

Our technicians...

D'Ambrosio Eye Care has a training program for our technicians to become Certified Ophthalmic Assistants.  With additional training/testing they have the opportunity to become Certified Ophthalmic Technicians.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sahana Vyas, M.D. to speak to Acton, MA Seniors

Sahana Vyas, M.D.
On Thursday, September 23, 2010, Dr. Sahana Vyas will speak at the Acton, MA Senior Center on "What's New In Macular Degeneration?"  Dr. Vyas specializes in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina, retinal vascular disease, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

This talk, followed by a question and answer period, will allow folks to ask questions about macular degeneration and general eye care.

Monday, September 20, 2010

50% off your second pair of eye glasses

If you purchase a second pair of eyeglasses within 3 months of the first pair
you'll receive 50% off!  What a great deal... see our Optical Department
staff in any location for details!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Epic Autorefractor

Epic Autorefractor
D'Ambrosio Eye Care believes in using the best and most up-to-date equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of your eyes.
Recently we have added the Epic Autorefractor to our Lancaster office.  This equipment allows an immediate comparison between your current refractive reading, your old prescription and your new prescription providing precise vision diagnosis.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

D'Ambrosio Eye Care donates to The Seeing Eye

Employees and patients of D'Ambrosio Eye Care raised over $5,000 for The Seeing Eye® of Morristown, NJ last fall.  The Seeing Eye® breeds and trains dogs for their guide-dog program.  The donation from D'Ambrosio Eye Care came via a fall festival fundraiser, book and bake sales, raffles and generous donations.  The fall festival was made possible through the generosity of donations from many local businesses and vendors. 

The cost to breed, raise and train each puppy is $50,000.  Our $5,000 donation allowed us to select the name "SPECS" for a yellow Labrador Retreiver in honor of a long-time employee whose pet with the same name had recently died.

This is "our" puppy, "SPECS"... 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Diabetic Fair at MWCC sponsored by Heywood Hospital at MWCC 9/21/10

You'll find us at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner on Tuesday, September 21 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm for the Heywood Hospital Diabetic Health Fair.

We'll be there with some info on diabetic eye health and some 'goodies'!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Massachusetts Primary Election day - don't forget to vote

Polls are open today, September 14, from 7:00am - 8:00pm.  Check your city or town for polling locations. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Free vision, glaucoma, cataract screenings this week...

You'll find us supporting the Councils on Aging in Pepperell, MA and Ashby, MA this week.  On Wednesday, 9/15, from 10:00am-12:00pm we'll be in Pepperell and on Thursday, 9/16, from 12:00pm-1:00pm we'll be in Ashby.

On Friday, 9/17, JoAnn Chang, M.D. will be at Mount Wachusett Community College "As We Age" Health Fair for Seniors... Stop by the Fitness & Wellness Center and see us!  There will be all kinds of information on cancer, Alzheimer's, nursing homes, and much more.  Plus, there will be a demonstration by the SilverSneakers®.     

Our Nurses...

The nurses at D'Ambrosio Eye Care are Registered Nurses (RN) but also carry the designation of Ophthalmic Nurse (CRNO).  This designation is earned from additional courses and testing in ophthalmology.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Grandparent's Day

Today is National Grandparent's Day.   In 1978, former President Jimmy Carter declared Grandparent's Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day to honor all Grandparents.

All of us at D'Ambrosio Eye Care wish a special day for all Grandparents! 

D'Ambrosio Eye Care - 12th FDA Study

Dr. D'Ambrosio, Jr. is involved in his 12th FDA Study.  The most recent study is for a new device to help Glaucoma patients.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dr. Erickson volunteers for Lions' Eyemobile

Richard Erickson, O.D. recently volunteered his time to staff the Lions' Eyemobile in Stow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

$15 Instant Rebate!

Instant $15 rebate on Transitions® lenses or non-glare lenses for children!  See our Optical Department staff for details.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are you a firefighter, police or active duty military?

If so, you may be eligible for a discount in our Optical Department.  Please present your ID and speak with our Optical Staff for details.



We appreciate all you do!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Online contact lens ordering

Did you know you can order your soft contact lenses online?  Just speak with a member of our Optical Department at any location and they'll get you set up!  It's as easy as that!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Parent's Painless Growth Program

Did you know D'Ambrosio Eye Care offers a "Parent's Painless Growth Program" on their children's eyewear?



Childrens vision is growing and changing, much like the size of their clothes and shoes.


Some children will need to have prescription glasses as they grow. For many children, their prescription can change more than once each year until their eyes are fully developed. D'Ambrosio Eye Care recognizes that purchasing new lenses with each change could become costly to parents. By offering a "Parent's Painless Growth Program" your child will receive free lens changes with the first 12 months of their purchase of eyewear (up to age 18).



All parents need to do is to ensure that one of our highly-qualified Doctors continues to care for your child's eyes. If we decide your child is outgrowing their lenses, we'll change them for free!

Columbus Day, October 11 - offices closed

In honor of Columbus Day, all offices will be closed on
Monday, October 11, 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day, September 6, 2010


All offices of
D'Ambrosio Eye Care
will be closed today in honor of Labor Day. 

As always for emergencies we have medical coverage on call 24 hours, daily.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Three "O"s of Eye Care

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between an Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist and an Optician?

Ophthalmologists are M.D.'s (Medical Doctors). They have attended college and furthered their education through medical school.

They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. They also perform eye surgery and prescribe drugs. They may also prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Optometrists are O.D.'s or Doctors of Optometry. In addition to a bachelor's degree they generally have four years of graduate training at a school of Optometry. The Optometrists at D'Ambrosio Eye Care are additionally trained under our Ophthalmologists.

They are trained to diagnose eye abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists may refer patients to an Ophthalmologist or other medical specialist in cases requiring other medications or surgery.

Opticians are found in the Optical Department. They are licensed to fit and supply eyeglasses and contact lenses which have been prescribed by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. They cannot examine or test the eyes nor prescribe glasses or contact lenses.


Dior certified!

Our Optical Department is proud to announce they are certified in DIOR frame dispensing!  Come in and check out our great selection of frames in every price range!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day, 2010

Hi,

All offices of D'Ambrosio Eye Care will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010 in honor of Labor Day.
Have a fun-filled and safe holiday!

The Staff @ D'Ambrosio Eye Care, Inc.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September is Children's Eye Health & Safety Month

Did you know we have a Pediatric Ophthalmologist on staff? 
Oren Weisberg, M.D. treats children to the age of 18 for eye-related medical problems. 
Oren Weisberg, M.D.

Dr. Weisberg has specially-trained technicians working with him to give your child the best possible care.They understand the special needs and fears of children and, at times, their parents.

If you child should be prescribed eyeglasses, we have many options from which to choose and special discount programs, too! Check with our Optical staff for more info.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. joins D'Ambrosio Eye Care


D'Ambrosio Eye care is delighted to welcome JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. to the practice. Dr. Chang specializes in the cornea - the transparent front of the eye. She will treat all aspects of the cornea including disease, cataract removal and lens implantation, cornea transplantation, dry eye. Dr. Chang will also perform LASIK - laser vision correction - surgery in the Lancaster location.

Dr. Chang comes to D'Ambrosio Eye Care following a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Utah, John Moran Eye Center.


Dr. Chang will be seeing patients in Lancaster, Gardner and Acton, MA offices.