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.