Thursday, December 15, 2011

Multifocal Lens Implants (IOL) at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs as they are more commonly known, are artificial lenses that are used to replace natural lenses that have become clouded with cataracts. They can also be used as a solution for people who suffer from presbyopia, a condition in which the lens becomes less flexible, thus losing its ability to focus on near objects. Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of intraocular lenses in 1981, patients who had cataract surgery were forced to wear thick eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve their vision.

Monofocal Lens Implants vs. Multifocal Lens Implants
Traditional, or Monofocal IOLs, can only offer patients improvement at one set distance, usually for seeing far away. At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we offer our patients Multifocal Implants to help our presbyopic and Cataract Surgery patients see more clearly at a range of distances. This technology allows us to replace the eye’s natural lens with a new, artificial lens that can help restore visual clarity to near, intermediate and distance vision.

If you have any questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800.325.3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lucentis for Diabetic Eye Disease

Reports of a two-year clinical study of the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug Lucentis when used to treat Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) showed that it helped eliminate the problem which is a cause of significant vision loss in patients with diabetes. Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy in the form of DME who received the drug experienced rapid and sustained improvement in vision compared to those who received a placebo injection.

Diabetic Macular Edema or DME is the swelling of retina in people with diabetic eye disease called diabetic retinopathy, which causes damage to the blood vessels of retina. The DME patients suffers fluid leak from the damaged blood vessel to the central portion of retina, causing it to swell leading to blurred vision, severe vision loss and blindness.

Of the 26 million U.S. people with diabetes, a portion of up to 10 percent tends to develop DME during their lifetime, and up to 75,000 new cases of DME are estimated to develop each year. Currently, DME patients are treated with laser surgery that helps seal the leaky blood vessels to slow the leakage of fluid and reduce the amount of fluid in the retina.

Lucentis is approved for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of “Wet” Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and for Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion. In 2011, Lucentis was approved for treatment of visual impairment due to DME in Europe.

If you have any questions about Diabetic eye problems or Diabetic Retinopathy please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery today is really very advanced and quite “patient friendly.” At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we perform our Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants at the Cataract and Laser center of Gardner. This eye surgery facility is very comfortable and efficient and your entire Cataract Surgery procedure should take only 2-3 hours from the time you check in until the time you check out.

Second, advanced cataract surgery is most often performed with local or topical anesthesia. Thus, there is really minimal if any “recovery” from the anesthesia used. You are usually feeling “back to normal” by the end of the day of your surgery or certainly by the next morning.

Third, with the advanced Cataract Surgery technique of “small incision phacoemulsification” there is only a need to create a tiny incision-often just a few millimeters-through which the Cataract is removed and the intraocular lens is implanted. Thus the wound healing is very quick.

Finally, depending on the type of lens implant that is used it is highly likely that your distance vision will be dramatically improved within 24 hours. In fact many patients actually are comfortable driving the next day after their cataract operation. If you have a multifocal or accommodating lens implant to correct both your distance and near vision, it might take a bit longer to appreciate the full clarity of the near vision correction. So, it is pretty likely that you will be back to work in a few days. Depending on your cataract surgeon’s instructions, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities with a couple of days.

If you have any questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800.325.3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Diabetic Eye Disease Month at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated November as National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. This is an important time to spread the word about this potentially blinding disease. We need to work to help patients avoid the complications of diabetic retinopathy, which blinds over 8,000 Americans each year. The vision loss from diabetic retinopathy can be prevented if it's caught and treated in time. A recent study found that more than one third of those diagnosed with diabetes do not adhere to vision care guidelines recommending a dilated eye exam every year.

As part of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month we are urging people with diabetes to have a dilated eye exam every year. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater his or her risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. However, diabetic retinopathy does not only affect people who have had diabetes for many years, it can also appear within the first year or two after the onset of the disease.

Patients can help to reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease by not smoking, controlling their cholesterol and lipid profile and blood pressure, as well as working to eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables and exercising.

The key to successful treatment of diabetic retinopathy is early detection and intervention. If you or someone you know has diabetes or is even pre-diabetic, please feel free to schedule a diabetic eye examination at D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling us Toll Free at 800.325.3937.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eye Safety for Halloween

Halloween has become a favorite time of year for folks young and old to ‘dress up’ and along with that comes the need to remind adults and parents of some eye safety tips.

1. DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES – sometimes referred to as theatrical or costume lenses, it is important to remember these are medical devices and unless prescribed by an eye care professional, avoid them. They are regulated by the FDA, but many people buy them in salons or flea markets and they can do more harm than good to your eyes. Whether you need corrective lenses for vision or not, these must be prescribed by an eye care professional they can damage your eyes without a proper fitting.

2. MASKS – masks may be an important part of your costume, but use caution to ensure that your visibility is not impaired. Pirate costumes are popular for all age groups, but using only one eye to see can be dangerous.

If you or your child must wear a mask, make certain the eye holes are large enough to ensure good visibility. This may mean making the holes larger, but it will be worth the effort to help with safety.

Parents should think of an alternative using makeup to aid their children’s ability to see properly while still enjoying their outing.

3. WIGS & HATS – can impair your vision so use caution when using either of these. They can slip or turn and block your field of vision so make certain they are securely in place.

4. MAKEUP – while makeup is a good alternative to a mask, patients should check to ensure that it is hypoallergenic and FDA approved. Also be careful to avoid the eye area as it could cause an irritation to this sensitive area.

Use caution as well when applying false eyelashes as the glue can get into the eye area and cause damage and irritation.

5. PROPS – if part of your child’s costume is a sword, wand or anything stick-like, make sure it is made of a flexible material so they don’t injure themselves or others.

6. COSTUMES – while an all black (or dark) costume may be perfect for your children’s character, it makes them very hard to see at night or in a crowd. At a minimum, make certain to have reflective tape on their clothes.

7. TREATS – it’s important that children understand they should not eat anything on their route but should bring it home for an adult to inspect. Any items that are not age-appropriate (peanuts, small candies) for the child or if it appears tampered in any way, should be thrown away. Better to err on the side of caution than to have a problem.

The doctors and staff at D’Ambrosio Eye Care wish you a fun-filled and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

D'Ambrosio Eye Care Offers Lecture Series

Did you know that the medical doctors at D’Ambrosio Eye Care can provide lectures in their difference specialties for varied groups?

Sahana Vyas, M.D., retinal specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, has provided talks followed by a question and answer session at several Assisted Living residences, senior centers and health

groups. Several of her topics include:

 “What’s New in Macular Degeneration”
 “How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision”
 “Why Do I Need a Dilated Eye Exam?”

 “The Importance of Screening for Glaucoma”

JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. is the LASIK and cornea specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care and provides information on LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

Should your organization be interested in discussing options for our doctors to speak, please contact Jude Seppa, Community Outreach, at 978.537-3900 x345 for more information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Eye Injury Prevention Month at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that October has been designated Eye Injury Prevention Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. When most people go out to mow the lawn, jump-start the car or get ready to do some spring cleaning, the last thing they think about is protecting their eyes, but it should be first on their mind. It is a good idea to think about protecting your eyes from the extraordinary damage often caused by the most ordinary of activities.

Many household chemicals, such as cleaning fluids, detergents and ammonia, are extremely hazardous and can burn the eye's delicate tissues. When using chemicals, always read instructions and labels carefully, work in a well-ventilated area and make sure spray nozzles point away from you and others before spraying. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use.

Before using a lawnmower, power trimmer or edger, check for debris. Stones, twigs and other items can become dangerous projectiles shooting from the blades of a lawnmower, potentially injuring your eyes or those of innocent bystanders. Prevention is the first and most important step in avoiding serious eye injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear.

Please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800.325.3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cataract Surgery at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Most folks know that cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. What many people don’t know is the surgery to replace that cloudy lens is a quick and relatively easy procedure to have done. D’Ambrosio Eye Care eye surgeons perform cataract surgery with Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) at The Cataract & Laser Center in Gardner, MA. During the cataract evaluation appointment, your cataract surgeon will discuss the options in lens implants to you. Implant choices are available to help you become independent of your eyeglasses if that is your lifestyle goal.

In recent years, the availability of near vision, presbyopia-correcting lens implants has been a popular option. These implants may provide a full range of vision, from near to distance and in-between allowing the patient to be able to read a book and drive, free of eyeglasses. The decision for which option is best for you is made together with your cataract surgeon.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cataract & Laser Center in Gardner MA

Did you know that when the doctors at D’Ambrosio Eye Care perform cataract surgery it is at a Cataract & Laser Center? The Cataract & Laser Center (CLC) is located in Gardner, MA at 95 Mechanic Street. This is a stand-alone building that provides the TLC needed for our patients. The staff is friendly and courteous and provides a positive experience for patients and their family members. The CLC is physician-owned and operated to ensure the best patient care possible. The emphasis of the CLC is on behavior and attitude to give each patient that special feeling of not being alone for any procedure. While having a surgical procedure may be troublesome for some patients, the CLC does everything within its power to make it the best experience available.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Safety Eyewear at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care is pleased to offer an extensive selection of safety eyewear packages including the lenses and frames to specifically suite the safety needs of individuals. The lenses are available in both non-prescription and prescription to meet your needs. The frames are more durable than typical frames for everyday wear. Several styles offer side shields to prevent chemicals and small objects from entering the eye and causing discomfort and possible eye damage.

All the lenses used in our safety packages meet ANSI standards for safety eyewear and are made with a polycarbonate lens material, which is impact resistant. Should your safety glasses become damaged, it’s important to have them checked out by an optician to ensure continued protection. In the unfortunate event that an injury does occur, D’Ambrosio Eye Care is open seven (7) days a week and our doctors are on call 24-hours daily.

Safety eyewear is very important and should be a consideration whether you are on the job or working around your home. We are happy to provide safety eyewear to businesses. Please contact us at 800-325-3937 for more information.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Corneal Specialist JoAnn Chang, M.D. of D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care Ophthalmologist, LASIK & Cornea Specialist, JoAnn C. Chang, M.D., diagnoses and treats patients with cataracts and diseases of the cornea.

Dr. Chang graduated from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (with Honors) in Ohio and continued with her residency at The University of Chicago Hospitals. She then completed a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Utah John Moran Eye Center. Dr. Chang sees patients who are interested in Laser Vision Correction, typically LASIK. She also provides medical and surgical eye care for corneal disease, including cornea transplantation. She also performs routine, as well as complex cataract evaluations and surgery, including Intraocular Lens Implantation (IOL).

Dr. Chang is also a dynamic speaker and has recently been featured as a lecturer in continuing education workshops for local Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners on “Common Eye Problems for the Primary Care Practitioner”.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cataract & Prostate Cancer Treatment

Your risk of developing Cataracts may be higher if you are being treated for prostate cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). The side effects of ADT such as weight gain, insulin resistance and blood lipid level problems have been linked to Cataract formation. Although further prospective study is necessary to truly understand the findings, researchers from Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Medicare database to analyze cataract formation in prostate cancer patients and found a strong correlation among those on ADT and the incidence of Cataract. If you would like to learn more about Cataracts, cataract surgery and Lens Implants please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sunday Appointments at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Recognizing that folks lead busy lives, with work and family commitments, D’Ambrosio Eye Care offers appointments for eye examinations on Sundays in our Lancaster, MA location and is open from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

In addition to these hours, our doctors are on call 24-hours daily, 365 days a year. If you have an after-hour emergency, call us at 1-800-325-3937 and your call will be directed to the “on call” doctor.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

VIP Vision Plan at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Did you know that D’Ambrosio Eye Care offers patients a VIP Vision Plan? The most important part of what we strive to do for our patients is provide them with superior vision care and vision solutions.

We understand eyewear can be a burden to some families and individuals, so we have designed a VIP Vision Plan to help. The cost to patients is their commitment to allow us to provide those visual solutions; because, after taking a closer look, not all eyewear provides optimal vision. Understandably, investing in optimal vision is a financial commitment, which is shy we offer above-average discounts and benefits, more than offered by most of the larger vision plans.

When you come in to any of our three locations in Lancaster, Gardner and Acton, MA you will be given a brochure detailing the discounts and benefits. Any of our Optical Departments staff can explain the details and how it may be of benefit to you.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

DRIVEWEAR® Eyeglasses at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

With today’s busy lifestyles, we spend a significant amount of time both behind the wheel of a vehicle or as a passenger. Good vision has a significant impact on our driving and DriveWear® was designed to take this into consideration. DriveWear® reacts to varying light conditions both on the outside of the car and behind the windshield, it accommodates from bright sunlight causing blinding glare to overcast conditions.

DriveWear® Lenses provide glare protection through polarization and enhance and protect vision through photochromics, which respond to both visible and UV light. DriveWear® is available at any of the three locations of D’Ambrosio Eye Care in Lancaster, Gardner and Acton, MA. Stop by our Optical Departments and speak with an Optician about the best option for your lifestyle.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Children's Eye Health Month at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that August has been designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness America. Eye and vision problems affect one in twenty preschoolers and one in four school aged children. Parents should be aware that it is possible for their children to have a serious vision problem without even being aware of it. Infants should be screened for common eye problems during their regular pediatric appointments and vision testing should be conducted for all children starting at around three years of age. If there is a family history of eye problems or if an eye problem is apparent, it is important to bring it to the attention of and eye doctor so that they can advise the parents about when and how often their child’s eyes should be examined.

Among the conditions an eye doctor will look for are amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), color deficiency (color blindness) and refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). We are fortunate to have Oren Weisberg, M.D. at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, who is a fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of children’s eye problems. Please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Adidas and Silhouette Eyeglass Frames

D’Ambrosio Eye Care, with Optical Departments in Lancaster, Gardner and Acton, MA is happy to announce we have added two additional frame lines to the extensive selection we currently offer to our patients. These two lines are stylish and offer some great options to individuals looking for style and function in their eyeglass frames.

Our licensed Opticians, in all three Optical Departments, can assist with the proper frame selection to meet your individual needs and requirements. When discussing your needs with our Opticians, let them know about your lifestyle, work habits and activities and they can explain the different options that will best meet your needs.

Our Optical Departments are open six (6) days a week with extended evening hours on most days.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Contact Lens Wearers and Non Compliance

Recent results from two on-line surveys sponsored by VISTAKON®, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. indicate contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in many areas of contact lens wear and care. One survey addressed the frequency of lens replacement and the other posed questions regarding disinfection of the lenses, hygiene and the storage case replacement.

JoAnn C. Chang, M.D., Corneal Specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Inc. was not surprised by the results of these surveys. Dr. Chang states “the cornea is the window of the eyes, it must remain clean and clear for optimal vision.” Recently, Dr. Chang saw a young woman in the Lancaster office of D’Ambrosio Eye Care from over-wearing contact lenses. While Dr. Chang was able to save her patient’s eye, unfortunately this young woman has lost a significant portion of her vision in one eye. The contact lens was left in place too long and managed to mask the abrasion on her cornea and became a bacterial breading ground. The infection spread into her eye. “It is critical for contact lens patients to remove their lenses as directed by their eye care professional and to maintain proper hygiene and replaces lenses when instructed to attain good eye health” according to Dr. Chang.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Glasses after Cataract Surgery

If you wore glasses because you were nearsighted, farsighted or had astigmatism before you developed a Cataract it is possible for D’Ambrosio Eye Care Cataract Surgeons Drs. D’Ambrosio Jr. and Chang to use a carefully calculated intraocular lens implant (IOL) that can correct or even both distance and near vision so that you can decrease or even eliminate your dependence on bifocals and reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

If you think you have a Cataract or have been told you have a Cataract and would like to be less dependent on glasses it is worthwhile to call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937 and schedule an examination so we can guide you as you learn about your possibilities and options for vision correction after Cataract Surgery.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Eye Imaging Technology at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Recently, the Lancaster location of D’Ambrosio Eye Care acquired a new, high resolution imaging camera to help us record eye problems and conditions digitally. This camera is able to take photos of the optic nerve and optic disc through a non-dilated, 3mm pupil with great results. With the combination of optics, digital sensor and computer combined into one, it makes it easier for patient comfort and for staff. This will give D’Ambrosio Eye Care doctors greater ability to capture high resolution, non-mydriatic color images and perform fluorescein angiography with just one piece of equipment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet Glaucoma Specialist Bin Wu, M.D.

D’Ambrosio Eye Care is pleased to have Dr. Bin Wu, a specialist in diseases and surgery pertaining to glaucoma. Dr. Wu attended Medical School in China at the En Shi Medical College and Tongji Medical University. Upon completion of his studies there, he performed his residence at the Interfaith Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center in glaucoma. Dr. Wu specializes in diseases and surgery of the anterior segment (inside) of the eye including the medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Wu is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Near Vision & LASIK Monovision

LASIK-which is mainly a type of laser eye surgery for correcting distance vision, can be used for correcting near vision through a technique called monovision LASIK. Monovision corrects one eye for distance and one eye for near. Thus, the need for glasses with two different focal lengths is resolved by focusing each eye at a different focal length. Monovision LASIK can be effective for some patients with the need for mild near vision correction. Depending on the amount of close work you do at work and for how long each day, monovision LASIK may be a good alternative. One way to get a sense of how you will do with monovision LASIK is to mimic the effect with a temporary pair of contact lenses. If you would like to learn more about monovision LASIK and whether it might be right for you, JoAnn Chang, M.D., Corneal and LASIK Specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care would be happy to have you schedule a LASIK evaluation by calling Toll Free 800-325-3937.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated July as National Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month. Contrary to what you might think, there is no safe way for nonprofessionals to use fireworks. It is only safe to enjoy the splendor and excitement of fireworks at a professional display. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks are involved in approximately 10,000 injuries per year that are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Of those, 2/3 occurred during the one month period surrounding the July 4th holiday. It is important to note that

• Eyes were the Second Most Commonly Injured Part of the Body!
• Males Were Injured 3x More than Females.
• Approximately 25% of Injuries are to Children under 15.

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But there are precautions parents can take to prevent these injuries. The best defense against kids suffering severe eye injuries and burns is to not let kids play with any fireworks. Do not purchase, use or store fireworks of any type. Protect yourself, your family and your friends by avoiding fireworks. Attend only authorized public fireworks displays conducted by licensed operators, but be aware that even professional displays can be dangerous. If an eye accident does occur, what should I know?
• Do not rub the eye.
• Do not attempt to rinse out the eye. This can be even more damaging than rubbing.
• Do not apply pressure to the eye itself- but protecting the eye from further contact with any item, including the child's hand.
• Do not stop for medicine! Over-the-counter pain relievers will not do much to relieve pain. Aspirin (should never be given to children) and ibuprofen can thin the blood, increasing bleeding. Take the child to the emergency room at once.
• Do not apply ointments or drops. They may not be sterile and may make the area around the eye slippery and harder for the doctor to examine.

Once you are seen in the emergency room please feel free to have them call D’Ambrosio Eye Care as we always have an eye doctor “on call” to provide consultation and continued care for you.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 4th Eye Safety at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Summer is now in full swing and it’s important to remember to protect your eyes. Whether we’re talking about a day at the beach or on the water to playing volleyball or catch, all of these activities require protective eyewear. Even if you’re just on the road driving, it’s important that you have the correct eyewear to reduce solar glare. Ask any of our Opticians about DriveWear polarized lenses and how it can increase your enjoyment and safety while on the road.

The Ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can be linked to many eye problems and it’s important to control what you can with preventive measures including UV-blocking sunglasses and a cap or hat with a brim to protect your eyes and the delicate skin surrounding the eye area. In addition or protecting your eyes from harmful rays, wearing sporting protection is important, too.

D’Ambrosio Eye Care Optical Departments offer a full selection of eyewear for just the right activities to compliment your lifestyle. Stop in or call 800-325-3937 with any questions you may have.

Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th! And, don’t forget your sunscreen, too!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LASIK Safety at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

If you or someone you know is considering LASIK you will want to know that the procedure is safe and has a solid overall track record of safety so that they can overcome any fear or anxiety they might have regarding the procedure. The safety of LASIK depends on a number of factors. By far the most important factors that can affect LASIK safety are the laser and instrumentation to be used to perform the treatment and even more so, the skill and experience of the LASIK Surgeon.

Long Term Track Record
Laser Eye Surgery for the Laser Vision Correction of nearsightedness was first performed in the United States upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Excimer Laser on October 20, 1995. The Excimer Laser was specifically FDA approved for LASIK in 1998. So as of 2011, Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction has been performed for 16 years and the LASIK procedure has been performed under FDA approval for more than 13 years. It is estimated that some 20 million patients worldwide have had LASIK. LASIK is generally considered one of the most successful and safe surgical procedures of any type. In skilled hands nearsighted patients can expect to achieve 20/40 vision more than 98 percent of the time and uncorrected vision of 20/20 or 20/25 in more than 90 percent of the time. The safety record is equally as impressive with regard to any loss of best-corrected vision where vision loss to a level of worse than 20/40 is quite rare occurring in about only 3 per 1,000 cases. Serious complications such as infection or corneal damage, occur even more infrequently in fewer than 1 in 1,000 cases. There is more to safety than simply the laser itself.

Safety is the Hands of the LASIK Surgeon
FDA approval provides some assurance but FDA approval does not indicate that a LASIK Surgeon is going to provide a thorough evaluation and consultation nor does it imply that LASIK Surgeons will provide a complete review of the possible risks and complications of LASIK or even that a LASIK Surgeon will use the appropriate screening and decision criteria to be sure that a patient is in fact a good candidate for LASIK or any Laser Eye Surgery for that matter.

With regard to LASIK safety, choosing a LASIK Surgeon is the most important decision a patient makes in deciding to have LASIK and is a significant part of making LASIK a safe and effective procedure. You should not choose a LASIK Surgeon based on slick advertising or low price. You should choose a LASIK Surgeon based on training and experience, reputation in the community and the comfort and rapport established during your consultation. It is ALWAYS the skill and experience of the surgeon that contributes the most to the overall safety of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. When you schedule a LASIK evaluation at D’Ambrosio Eye Care you will be under the care of JoAnn Chang, M.D., a Fellowship trained Corneal Specialist and LASIK Surgeon. Dr. Chang will be available to meet with you and answer your questions and help decide if LASIK is right for you. Call D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937 to schedule an evaluation

Friday, June 17, 2011

Eyewear Trunk Show June 25, 2011

D’Ambrosio Eye Care is pleased to announce an upcoming EYEWEAR TRUNK SHOW on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in the Lancaster Optical Department from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

What is a trunk show? It is an event where we invite a couple of the representatives from the frame manufacturers 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 terrific sale pricing, we will have refreshments, a gift with purchase and a free raffle drawing for a great prize. Come on by to see our Optical Department transformed with a summer theme.

If it’s time for an eye examination, please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care toll free at 1-800-325-3937 to schedule your appointment now so you’ll be ready for the trunk show!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SPOTLIGHT on Sahana Vyas, M.D.

Sahana Vyas, M.D. is the Retina and Macular Degeneration Specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care. Dr. Vyas sees patients in their Lancaster office.

Dr. Vyas received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. She did her internship at Brown University – Rhode Island Hospital and her residence at the University of Louisville (her home town) – Kentucky Lions Eye Center. She completed her fellowhip in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the University of Virginia.

She has been with the practice nearly five years and she sees patients with diabetes, retinal vascular disease and macular degeneration. Dr. Vyas has a very gentle touch with her patients which they greatly appreciate! Her technicians are also very caring and helpful with patients.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tired of Burning, Dry Eyes?

“We are happy to once again be participating in an FDA study to assess candidates for a future dry eye study”, said Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D., Medical Director of D’Ambrosio Eye Care with offices in Lancaster, Gardner and Acton, MA.

Dry eye is the most prevalent form of ocular discomfort and irritation with millions of people affected with mild to moderate dry eye. It can be related to external factors, such as the low humidity of air-conditioned offices, dry heat in the winter, windy and dusty outdoor conditions, computer use for prolonged periods of time or the wearing of contact lenses. There are also internal factors; such as hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disease, use of prescribed systemic medication, anatomical changes or trauma and aging.

These symptoms result in, at a minimum, decreased quality of life, and in severe cases, pain, light sensitivity and impaired vision. Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. stated “as the population in the United States ages, accompanied by increased computer use, the evidence of dry eye will only increase”.

Assessment appointments will be held at D’Ambrosio Eye Care located at 479 Old Union Turnpike in Lancaster, MA, beginning in June, 2011.

We are looking to assess individuals based on the following criteria:

* Must be age 18 or older
* Have a history of dry eye in both eyes
* Willingness to go to D’Ambrosio Eye Care in Lancaster for appointments, if selected for the study

The initial assessment appointment will be between 1 – 2 hours in Lancaster, MA and individuals will be compensated for their time. If accepted into the study, it will begin in the Fall of 2011.

To see if you may qualify for the study, or have any questions regarding this study, please contact Jenny Easton at D’Ambrosio Eye Care toll free 1-800-325-3937 x314.

Is LASIK or PRK Better?

“Both LASIK and PRK are excellent choices for the appropriate patients”, commented JoAnn C. Chang, M.D., Cornea Specialist and LASIK Surgeon at D’Ambrosio Eye Care. Here are some considerations for you to know and understand about PRK vs. LASIK. First, the long-term clinical studies comparing PRK and LASIK show that the ultimate visual results of both types of laser treatment are virtually identical. However there are some subtle differences as well as some not so subtle difference.

“Patients who have LASIK may have very slightly reduced contrast sensitivity in dim illumination”, said Dr. Chang. “May” is the operative word here. If one uses extremely sensitive clinical measuring methods they can sometimes find a slight reduction in “low contrast” vision. Often it is so slight that the patient does not notice it except in the testing conditions or in very extreme instances of reduced contrast situations such as driving at dusk in the rain. Thus it is a limited problem for most patients.

The real differences between PRK and LASIK are based on the fact that PRK is a “surface laser treatment” and LASIK is a “lamellar laser treatment”. PRK is performed on the surface of the cornea whereas LASIK is performed between the layers of the cornea. To do a LASIK it is a 2-step procedure-one to create the “layer” or “flap” and one to apply the laser. To do a PRK is a single step procedure, just applying the laser. Thus, whenever you have a multi step eye surgery procedure there can be a greater possibility of risks, complications or side effects. “Fortunately the risks, side effects and complications of LASIK are relatively few and minor if you are indeed a good candidate and under the care of a top laser surgeon”, said Dr. Chang. So, PRK does offer a safer risk profile because it is a single step procedure. However one of the not so subtle differences is that because it is a lamellar procedure, LASIK does not disturb the surface of the cornea during treatment. This provides patients with a much faster visual recovery and significantly less discomfort than PRK. This is why from a consumer perspective patients have tended to want LASIK eye surgery more than PRK. They can get back to pretty many normal activities within a couple of days without any real pain-just some mild discomfort-and with good vision. Most LASIK patients are able to pass a drivers test with 24-48 hours of their laser treatment. PRK patients often experience moderate discomfort that can last a few days and depending on the degree of their prescription can take a week or so to achieve good functional comfortable vision. The simple answer to the question “Which is better PRK or LASIK?’, is best answered by calling D’Ambrosio Eye Care for an evaluation so that we can carefully and thoroughly review your individual situation. Please call us Toll Free at 800-325-3937.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cataract Awareness Month at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated June as National Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80.

Many patients do not actually know that a cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily. This results in a clouding and blurring of vision. They need to understand that cataracts are not a growth or a film over the eye. For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. But, as the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. The most common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts include:

• blurring of vision
• sensitivity to light and glare
• double vision in one eye
• poor night vision
• fading or yellowing of colors
• frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions.

When cataracts do begin to interfere with daily activities or with patient comfort and safety, they can be treated surgically. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. Today, at D’Ambrosio Eye Care in Lancaster, Acton and Gardner, Massachusetts Drs. D’Ambrosio Jr. and Chang provide a full range of Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) that allow us to correct near vision as well as distance vision without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients. Please feel free to contact us with your questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants by calling D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eyewear for Memorial Day Just Around the Corner!

Memorial Day is the official kick-off to summer and brings families and friends together. It’s also a time when folks are doing activities they may not have done for several months and it requires a little planning. If you or your family members are going to be outdoors, remember the sun block and don’t forget your protective eyewear! Whether you’re playing sports or just kicking back on the deck, the right eyewear for your activity is important.

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wants to remind you it’s important to wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a brimmed hat or cap to additionally protect the sensitive areas around your eyes. This isn’t just for the adults; children should also be monitored for protection, too.

Have a happy and fun holiday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lasik Evaluation Expectations

Having LASIK may be an excellent vision correction option for you. However, the only completely reliable way to determine whether Laser Vision Correction or Laser Eye Surgery of any type is going to help you achieve your personal vision correction goals is to have a thorough consultation.

“When we see our patients for LASIK evaluations we are sure to be as thorough as possible,” said D’Ambrosio Eye Care Corneal Specialist and LASIK Surgeon JoAnn C. Chang, M.D.

Your LASIK consultation should consist of a number of clinical tests including:

>Measurement of your uncorrected visual acuity

>Measurement of your visual acuity with your current eyeglasses or contact lenses

>Optical measurement of the current prescription that you are wearing in your eyeglasses and/or a review of your current contact lens prescription

>A thorough review of your medical and eye history, including all prescription and non-prescription medication that you have been or are currently taking

>A refraction-automated or manual-to determine your current prescription

>A topography measurement to digitally map the shape of your cornea

>A pachymetry measurement of the thickness of your cornea

>A measurement of pupil size

>A microscopic evaluation of the health of your cornea and tear film, including testing for dry eyes.

“From this testing, it can be determined whether you should proceed to the final level of testing whereby the actual preoperative measurements are taken for your treatment and a thorough examination of the retina and optic nerve can be performed,” said Dr. Chang.

In addition to the actual clinical testing, your
LASIK evaluation will include a full discussion of LASIK risks, benefits and complications and a thorough analysis of the personal goals and objectives that you feel are important to your success. The best way for you or someone you know to find out if they are a candidate for LASIK is to schedule an evaluation for LASIK at D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling 800-325-3937.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LASIK and Ringing Wedding Bells at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Francis A. D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D.
What do wedding bells and LASIK have in common? June is just around the corner and it is one of the busiest months of the year for weddings. Now is a great time to think about LASIK as a great vision correction option so you can be free of the hassle of eyeglasses and contact lenses for your wedding. Being free of eyeglasses or contact lenses is a dream-come-true for many folks and what better time than for your wedding and honeymoon. D’Ambrosio Eye Care offers a free LASIK consultation to determine if you are a good potential candidate for the procedure. This is the only way for our team of medical doctors, led by Drs. Joann C. Chang and Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., to determine if this is an appropriate choice for you.

JoAnn C. Chang, M.D.

This consultation appointment can be made by calling 1-800-325-3937. Our LASIK Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can schedule for a free consultation.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Convenient Office Hours at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

D’Ambrosio Eye Care has convenient extended office hours to meet the needs of our patients. Should an emergency occur and you cannot wait for our office to open, please note our doctors are on call 24 hours daily.

Our offices are open the following hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Childrens’ Eyeglass Painless Growth Program

D’Ambrosio Eye Care is proud to offer a special “Parent’s Painless Growth Program” in our Optical Departments to assist the parents of children who wear eyeglasses.

Program Details:
Throughout your child’s life their vision is growing and changing, much like the size of their clothes or shoes. For many children, their prescription can change more than once each year until their eyes are fully developed. In cases like this, D’Ambrosio Eye Care recognizes that purchasing a new pair of lenses with each change could become costly to parents, so we offer your child free lens changes for these premature changes that happen earlier than routine eye examinations (up to age 18).

All you need to do is be sure that one of our highly-qualified doctors continues to care for your child’s eyes. If we decide that your child's eyes are outgrowing their lenses, we will change them for FREE!

Please ask any of our Opticians or Optical Department Staff for more information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Who Is A Good Lasik Candidate?

“The desire or the need to be free of the hassle of eyeglasses or contact lenses for seeing at distance motivates millions of people-just like you-to consider LASIK”, said Cornea and LASIK Specialist JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. of D’Ambrosio Eye Care. Thoughts of being able to wake up and see the alarm clock clearly- and just get up and go, have great appeal for anyone dependent on glasses or contacts. The freedom to take on each day's activities, unencumbered, has changed the lives of many.

Dr. Chang has relayed the following guidelines for patients to consider regarding who is a good candidate for LASIK surgery:

  • The great majority of patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism are potential candidates for LASIK.

  • Good LASIK candidates are at least 18 years of age or older and have stable vision. This means that their eyeglass or contact lens prescription has not changed much in the last year or so. Many people do not have "stable" vision until 21 years of age, however so each person is a bit different.

  • Good LASIK candidates have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars, and any other eye diseases. They have normal corneal shapes and thickness as well as healthy tears.

  • The best LASIK candidates are those with a lifestyle, activities or occupation in which they are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses.

The best way for you or someone you know to find out if they are a good candidate for LASIK is to have an evaluation, examination and consultation at D’Ambrosio Eye Care. Please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pediatric Ophthalmologist Oren L. Weisberg, M.D.

Did you know that at D'Ambrosio Eye care, Dr. Oren Weisberg is our Pediatric Ophthalmoloist, seeing children up to the age of 18, those with special needs and even some adult cases? We are fortunate to have such a personable and skilled doctor and surgeon on our staff.

Working directly with Dr. Weisberg are ophthalmic technicians trained to work with the special requirements of children.

Dr. Weisberg specializes in all types of eye diseases in children and also treats both pediatric and adult strabismus (eye turns or crossed eyes) as well as amblyopia (lazy eye).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ultraviolet (UV) Eye Protection Awareness Month

D’Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated May as National Ultraviolet Eye Awareness Month. Most people know the harmful effects that ultraviolet (UV) rays can have on the skin. But many are not aware of the damage that they can cause to the eyes. Possibly the most frightening aspect of UV damage is that it is cumulative, meaning the negative effects may not present themselves until years later.

Today almost everyone is aware of the potential damage that sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause to their skin, most do not know or appreciate that ultraviolet light (UV) can also cause significant damage to eye health and vision.

“Most of us wouldn’t dream of staying outside in the sun without putting on sunscreen lotion,” said Francis D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D., Medical Director of D’Ambrosio Eye Care. “But we also need to remember to wear both UV-blocking sunglasses and a brimmed hat to protect our eyes as well.”

Patients are fortunate to have wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses available to choose from. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and photochromic lenses.

“We know that extended exposure to UV has been linked to many eye problems, conditions and in some cases thought to quicken the onset of eye diseases such as Cataract, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), certain cancers on the delicate skin around the eye, Pterygia-a growth of white tissue on the surface of the eye-and even Photokeratitis, a type of sunburn of the cornea”, said JoAnn C. Chang, M.D., a Corneal Specialist at D’Ambrosio Eye Care.

When you visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, please feel free to ask any questions you might have about UV protection, eye disease and the best way to protect your eyes with the proper eyewear and lens choices. D’Ambrosio Eye Care can be reached at 800-325-3937 to help answer questions.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

D'Ambrosio Screening in Ayer

Recently, Meritza Kluge, OD, was at the Ayer Council on Aging with a team of ophthalmic technicians from D'Ambrosio Eye Care for a vision screening in conjunction with the Nashoba Nursing community nurse.
Technicians checked vision and pressure for glaucoma and then folks were seen by Dr. Kluge for a check for cataracts and to ask any eye health related questions they may have had.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Eye Health Vitamins: OmegaAdvance

Premium Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement

Supports Macular and Heart Health

-- Delivers omega-3 EPA and DHA to support macular health and promote a healthy cardiovascular system

-- Utilizes highest-quality, pharmaceutical grade fish oil from the purest sources

-- Provides lutein and zeaxanthin to help support healthy vision

-- Includes olive leaf extract with antioxidant polyphenols to ensure omega-3 potency

Patriot's Day - 115th Boston Marathon

Today is Patriot's Day and the 115th running of the Boston Marathon!! Good luck to all!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Time to turn things around... here is a shot of our banner flying over the Green Monster! Maybe this will bring them some luck in their series this weekend with Toronto!


Friday, April 15, 2011

D'Ambrosio Eye Care at Ipswich Drive in Winchendon

Derrick Chung, OD and a team of ophthalmic technicians were pleased to be at Ipswich Drive recently for a vision screening. Ipswich Drive is managed by the Winchendon Housing Authority and has 90 apartments.

We were in their Community Room and were able to screen over a dozen of the residents, checking their vision, pressure for glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Chung was also available to answer their individual eye health questions.

We were treated to refreshments and some home-baked goodies! Thank you to the staff of Ipswich Drive, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

D'Ambrosio Eye Care at Leominster High School

This week we had a team of ophthalmic technicians at Leominster Senior High School for the school annual Health Fair.

We provided vision screenings to over 80 students during the fair! It's a great opportunity for us to be able to remind students to wear their glasses or contacts, as this is the age they are preparing for their driver's license, or already have one. It's a good reminder of how important it is for them to see clearly to instill the necessary confidence behind the wheel.

Frame manufacturers have definitely taken the needs and desires of the "tween" generation into consideration. We carry several lines that are perfect for this age group coupled with our "Parents Painless Growth Program" for lens changes making a good deal for parents.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LASIK procedures in Lancaster today

JoAnn C. Chang is in our Lancaster surgical suite today performing LASIK procedures on several patients. Good candidates for the procedure, she is looking forward to seeing them tomorrow at their first post-op appointment.

Andrea, our Refractive Coordinator, has done her cookie magic once again! Providing a little extra TLC for our patients, she has made home-baked cookies!

Patients rave about the care and consideration given by our staff during their time in the our LASIK suite and enjoy the little extra touches provided.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Eye Health Vitamins: OcularProtect

Comprehensive Support for Visual and Whole Body Health

OcularProtect is a robust, scientifically-based mmultinutrient designed to support visual and whole body health. This comprehensive formula of over 40 essential vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients features a balanced combination of antioxidants, including: vitamins C and E, flavonoids, 7 mg of FloraGLO® lutein, and 1 mg zeaxanthin. OcularProtect is made from premium ingredients that are encapsulated in
powder form for maximum bioavailability. 

Nutrition and Your Health

The American Medical Association now recommends a multivitamin daily for all American adults. While proper supplementation can help maintain good health, choosing the right one can be challenging. OcularProtect is a premium quality, doctor-recommended supplement that provides the nutrients your body needs to perform at its best.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

HURRY - trunk show 9-1 today only

Hurry on down to 479 Old Union Turnpike in Lancaster if you want to take advantage of our spring trunk show. Prices will be 35% off* and you'll have an opportunity to view some of the latest styles and meet with the manufacturer's reps from Coach, Claiborne and Armani with their new lines. *Excludes prior sales, our Value Line Collection, Nike Max and Maui Jim, and no additional discounts, including insurance, apply.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring trunk show tomorrow

Come join us tomorrow at 479 Old Union Turpike to see the latest in spring styles and save 35%! What a great opportunity to meet with the manufacturer's representatives and see what has just been released for spring and summer.

The trunk show is from 9:00am - 1:00pm so make sure to mark it on your calendar!

We'll have refreshments, a raffle drawing, gifts with purchase, so come on down! Bring a friend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


A recent LASIK patient, Chris R., wrote to us: "Thank you so much for giving me a new pair of eyes!" Boy, it doesn't get much better than that! "It was quicker and easier than anticipated, " he said. JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. was seeing post-op patients today in Lancaster and, based on the smiles I saw this morning, it looks like we have more happy patients!

Vision Screening at Phoenix Park

Derrick Chung, O.D.

Staff from D'Ambrosio Eye Care was at Phoenix Park recently for a health fair sponsored by Nashoba Nursing. The fair was open to employees of the park and was well attended.

Derrick Chung, O.D. was the optometrist from our office doing the screening along with our technicians.

It was very well-attended and it was nice to meet some new folks are present our practice information to them.

Some of the attendees hadn't had an eye exam in decades, so it was good for them to see where they are at with their vision, pressures and more! Also, a good reminder for others it may be time to schedule that eye exam!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

JoAnn C. Chang performs LASIK & PRK

JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. was busy this morning with LASIK and PRK procedures in our Lancaster surgical suite.

One of her recent patients, Lawrence L., said "I want to thank Andrea, and expecially Dr. Chang, for the great manner in which they took care of me and my LASIK experience!"

It's always great to get such nice feedback!

As usual, Andrea treated patients and guests with "TLC" and some of her yummy, home baked cookies!

TRUNK SHOW - 35% savings

Come join us on Saturday, April 9, from 9:00am - 1:00pm at our Lancaster location... we're going to "Rock 'n' Roll into Spring" with the latest styles in eyewear! We will be serving refreshments, have a gift with purchase, raffle drawing and more!

There will be two manufacturer's reps here representing the lines from Coach, Sean John, Armani and Claiborne. In addition to the frames we have in our Optical Department, the reps bring their display cases filled with the latest styles and colors!

Come join us for a rockin' good time and enjoy 35% off your purchase.

Hope you can join us!

Some restrictions apply and no further discounts (including insurance) apply.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011