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Don’t Wait to Get Your Eye Exam

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 24, 2012 8:31:00 PM

It’s unbelievable to think that many patients will go without getting their eye exam because they feel that they don’t have the time, or they cannot afford it if insurance won’t pay for it. Your eye health is important, and if you don’t get your eyes checked yearly as you would your teeth, then you could put yourself at risk for eye strain, reduced vision or something much more serious. Master Eye Associates encourages all of their patients to get regular eye exams so that they can protect their vision.

The Importance of Getting a Regular Eye Exam

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Topics: Eye Care Appointment, Eye Care Services

Do You Need a Contact Lens Exam?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 23, 2012 8:28:00 PM

Did you know that right now when you visit our website you can take advantage of our certificate to save $20 on your contact lens exam? Our eye doctors are highly trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases and they provide refractive services to help you get what you need to care for your eyes. Our highly skilled optometrists have experience with every contact lens modality in the world. They are able to prescribe bifocal contacts and contacts for astigmatism as well. Our doctors do it every day at Master Eye Associates, so we know what you need to give you clear comfortable vision with your contacts.

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Topics: Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Exam

EYLEA is a New Medicine for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 14, 2012 8:18:00 PM

Eylea is an Effective Treatment for Macular Degeneration and Costs Less than Current Similar Medicine

EYLEA™ (aflibercept) was approved in December 2011 for the treatment of neovascular (wet) macular degeneration.

Eylea (by Regeneron) works much like Lucentis and Avastin in its treatment of macular degeneration except that it is used less frequently and costs less. The recommended dose for EYLEA is 2 mg (0.05 mL) administered by injection into the vitreous of the eye every 4 weeks (monthly) for the first 3 months followed by 2 mg (0.05 mL) via injection once every 8 weeks (2 months).

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Topics: Avastin, Central Retina, Macular Degeneration Treatment, Lucentis, Macular Degeneration, Macula, Eylea, Aflibercept

Who is the Best Option for You?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 29, 2011 8:07:00 PM

If you are looking for eye care, Lakeway has a great selection to choose from. Of course, sometimes having a large selection in a short driving distance can work against you since you have to narrow down your options to make a decision. Which doctor is best for you and your family? Do you even know what to look for in a provider? Well, ideally you will choose a facility with eye doctors who are qualified to provide an array of services. It is also a good idea to pick one who doesn’t work on commission and an eye doctor that doesn’t derive income from the sale of eyeglasses or contact lenses. This way, you can feel confident knowing that you are getting prescribed exactly what you need and no one is going to try to guilt you into purchasing those extra expensive frames or a certain brand of contacts that mean more income for the doctor!

Choosing Eye Care in Lakeway

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Topics: Eye Care Options

General Services Provided by Eye Doctors

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 28, 2011 8:02:00 PM

Although most people may think that eye doctors do nothing but deal with appointments of people needing glasses and contacts, they actually do a whole lot more. Even general eye evaluations entail examining the health of the eye and looking for any potential concerns. Take for example, someone needing contacts for the first time; in addition to the evaluation, the doctor will need to provide additional services. This can include training on how to insert and remove contacts and providing general care information as well as diagnosing and solving any fit problems. They also need to know which type of contacts would be best for their patient as there are many varieties, including toric, multifocal, soft disposable, keratoconus, rigid gas permeable, monovision and irregular-shaped lenses for individuals with corneas that have suffered disease or surgery.

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Topics: Eye Physicians, Eye Care Services

Is Accuracy Guaranteed with Your Texan Eye Care Provider?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 23, 2011 7:58:00 PM

What do you do if you are not comfortable with the product that has been prescribed to you by your Texan eye care provider? If you think that prescriptions are always accurate, think again! There are never guarantees with health care; the options that you could have been selecting in your exam may not feel good to your eyes when you are wearing your glasses or contacts all day. There could have been a missed measurement when the optical store sold you the glasses.  So, how will your current optometrist react to this news? Will they happily re-evaluate your prescription and take care of the problem for you?

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Topics: Accuracy Guaranteed, Eye Physicians

What to Look for in Eye Physicians of Austin

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 22, 2011 7:51:00 PM

If you are searching for eye physicians of Austin, you likely already know that there are a lot to choose from. So, how do you know which one you should go to? If you are like most others, you probably assume that all eye doctors and facilities provide the same quality service; this is not the case. Not only do services vary, but prices do too.

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Topics: Eye Physicians

Why Make an Appointment for a Contact Lens Exam?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 21, 2011 7:45:00 PM

Some assume that only people who are very concerned with their appearance need an exam for contacts, this is absolutely not true. While contacts do make you look better, and often younger, they allow you to see better too! Glasses are absolutely wonderful to have, however contacts provide a vision correction that is significantly more natural. Many people tried wearing lenses many years ago and were discouraged by the discomfort, but things have changed. In recent years, several companies have started offering silicone-based soft lenses, which allow for a greater amount of oxygen transmission. Some can even be worn continuously for 30 days - they are that comfortable!

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Topics: Contact Lens Exam, Eye Care Appointment

AVAIRA Soft Lens Recall by Cooper Vision

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 15, 2011 7:36:00 PM

AVAIRA Recall

November 15, 2011 

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Topics: Avaira Recall, Cooper Vision Recall, Contact Lens Recall

Vegetarian Diet Reduces the Risk of Cataracts

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Aug 19, 2011 7:28:00 PM

Study Shows Cataract Risk Can be Lowered by 40%

Research at Oxford University in England reveals that a diet with no meat products may offer nutrients that protect against the formation of cataracts.

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Topics: Cataracts and Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Cataracts and Meat Eaters, Cataract Risk

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