Thursday, September 22, 2011

Continuing Nursing Education Offered Through D'Ambrosio Eye Care

Recently, D’Ambrosio Eye Care has provided contact hours for nursing credit for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts. Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D. and JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. presented information to two large groups of nurses on “Common Eye Problems for the Primary Care Practitioner.” Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. recently stated “many nurses find they did not have much exposure to diagnosis and treatment of common eye problems and this course was developed to assist them in their day-to-day activities”.

Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. presented on triage of eye problems covering topics from eye injuries, inflammation and pain to floaters. Many of the attendees expressed their lack of specific knowledge in areas impacting the eye and were very happy to receive this information. The triage presentation afforded nurses the opportunity to learn whether a specific incident would require immediate treatment or urgent treatment and follow up by an ophthalmologist. Within a few days of the course one of the nurse practitioners was presented with a patient that had one of the less common problems and was accurately able to refer the patient for immediate treatment and follow up care. Without the course, she might not have recognized the urgency of the problem.

In addition to this course, Dr. D’Ambrosio Jr. has hosted several nurses in our clinic for additional continuing education hours. The programs are specifically tailored to each nurse and their area of interest. To date, we had had nurses instructed by several of our medical doctors in the areas of cataract diagnosis, minor treatments, laser procedures, LASIK, glaucoma, macular degeneration and pediatrics.

If an LPN, RN or NP wishes to participate in this program, please contact Jude Seppa at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, 978.537.3900 x345 for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eyewear Trunk Show Scheduled for Saturday, 9/24!

D'Ambrosio Eye Care Lancaster Optical Department

9:00am to 1:00pm

What is a trunk show? It is an event where several of the representatives from the frame manufacturers are invited to come in with an expanded line of frames to display for patients to look through. While our Optical Departments carry a very large selection of frames, the trunk show gives folks a chance to perhaps see frames in different colors and styles than we usually carry. In addition, during the trunk show, we offer an exceptional 35% discount on purchases (with some exceptions).

So, if you’re ready for a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, stop by and take a look. In addition to great sale pricing, we will have refreshments, a gift with purchase and a free raffle drawing for a great prize.

Representatives currently scheduled for September 24 are: COACH, ADIDAS, SILHOUETTE, SEAN JOHN, to name a few. Selections will be great, so come on by and take a look.

Our most recent trunk show was a Hawaiian theme and here’s a picture of the staff sporting tropical attire!

Hope to see you September 24! Remember, our LANCASTER location at 479 Old Union Turnpike only for this sale!