By Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer The owner of an eye care practice is investing more than $2.6 million into a new facility to retain and expand the patient base.The new Focal Pointe Eye Care, when completed this spring on Liberty Way just east of Cincinnati Dayton Road in West Chester Twp., will provide twice the space as its present location in a medical condo at 7760 West VOA Park Drive, according to owner Dr. Michael Lyons. “We’ve had wonderful growth the past 10 years and what we’re doing is going to be adding new doctors so we can see multiple patients scheduled at one time,” Lyons said. “With our current facility, we can really only see one patient scheduled at a time.” MORE POPULAR STORIES • Her cancer diagnosis rocked her family. Then the Madison community responded in beautiful ways. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Wright State strike: Complaints, political pressure … [Read more...] about ‘A place to feel normal’: Eye care practice to double space in West Chester and help those most in need
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A local eye care practice has added two new providers. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology said last week it added Margaret Baumgartner, OD, and Robert Baltierra Jr., OD. Baumgartner and Baltierra will provide comprehensive eye care ranging from routine exams to full-scope optometry, including contact lenses, pre- and post-operative care, ocular disease treatment and management and dry eye. “We believe strongly that the core of any great medical practice are well-trained, highly competent, caring and compassionate doctors,” said Zach Smith, GRO’s executive director. “Both Drs. Baumgartner and Baltierra bring with them the necessary skillset and professional demeanor to provide first-rate care to patients.” Baumgartner received her doctor of optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry and is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy. Her experience includes medical residency rotations in glaucoma, retina, cornea, refractive surgery, low vision, specialty … [Read more...] about Eye care practice hires optometrists
John Chiaramonti, O.D. (Left) / Paul E. Collins, O.D. (Right) NOMINATED BEST EYE DOCTOR IN LAKE/SUMTER COUNTY FL. - EYESITE OF THE VILLAGES THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “We are honored to have been nominated as one of the best eye doctors in Sumter/Lake Counties.” Paul E. Collins, O.D. is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and has completed two residencies in Ocular Disease, Retina, Glaucoma, Cataract, and LASIK co-management with some of the leading optometrists & ophthalmologists in the world. One of his residency locations was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, rated No. 1 in ophthalmology in the U.S. for the past 13+ years, and the other at Commonwealth Eye Surgery Center in Lexington, Kentucky, a leading cataract/LASIK/Co-management center in Central Kentucky. John Chiaramonti, O.D., also a Board Certified Optometric Physician originally from Cary, North Carolina, earned his undergraduate degree from Elon … [Read more...] about NOMINATED BEST EYE DOCTOR IN LAKE/SUMTER COUNTY FL.
CHENNAI: Why is every alternate person in rural India above the age of 40 blinded by cataract when only one in five in cities has the disease? This was the question that troubled a group of researchers at Sankara Nethralaya in the city nearly two years ago. Today, they have an answer exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The team, comprising optometrists and ophthalmologists, found that though the level of ultraviolet radiation was higher in Chennai than in neighbouring Tiruvallur due to pollution, ocular exposure to these rays was higher in the rural areas than in the city, increasing the risk. "Our study shows that it's clearly because of the lifestyle changes most city residents have adopted," said Dr Ronnie George, consultant, Sankara Nethralaya. Screening the profiles of over 800 people equally divided in urban and rural areas the team calculated "the lifetime ocular UV exposure" in rural and urban areas. "The study proved that no matter where they are or what they do agriculture, … [Read more...] about UV radiation blinding rural folk, finds study
With a new school year fast approaching, parents should ensure they get their children’s eyes checked — by the pediatrician. It’s also important to limit children’s time in front of a smartphone or computer screen, and to make sure they spend at least an hour outdoors each day equipped with sunglasses and floppy hats, say Chicago pediatricians, optometrists and pediatric ophthalmologists. “To have new experiences, children must look beyond their fingertips,” said Dr. Eileen Gable, an associate professor in the ophthalmology department at Loyola University Medical Center. Gable bemoaned that children are so glued to their electronic devices, they’ve closed off the world around them — to the detriment of their vision. “They’re not developing good spatial relationships – the depth perception you need to navigate the world,” she said. “Visually, that’s not good. A three-year-old needs to learn how to see … [Read more...] about Get children’s eye tested, limit screen time, experts say