Summertime Tips for Eye Care and Safety

I know it is hard to believe that summer is just a couple of weeks away. However, it is a lot closer than you think! Therefore, we thought we would offer up some tips to maintain the health of your eyes over the summer.

The first and most important is to wear protective eyewear for any outdoor activities or tasks that involve potential exposure to toxic chemicals or the sun.

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Sounds Strange . . . But MGD is the Most Common Eye Condition

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) may be one of the most common eye problems you’ve never heard of. Its odd-sounding name is probably part of the problem. Another name for MGD is “meibomianitis,” which sure isn’t any easier to remember!

Meibomian gland dysfunction is a blockage or some other abnormality of the meibomian glands so they don’t secrete enough oil into the tears.

Spring Into Your Eye Care With These Useful Tips

Spring is in the air and so is the need for heightened eye care!

It is that time of year with flowers blooming, the warmer temps are creeping in and we are more incentivized to go outside. Maybe a picnic at the local park or a jog through nearby trails in the woods?

A Must Have Checklist for Healthy Eyes

A Season by Season Breakdown for Maintaining Healthy Eyes Throughout the Year

Spring is rapidly approaching, and with it comes eye allergies and much-needed preparation for those corrective sunglasses. The following is a must-have checklist for maintaining healthy eyes throughout the year.

Spring

 

  • Allergy season.

The Importance of Dilation in an Eye Exam

Many patients often wonder whether or not a dilated eye exam is required for their yearly visit. Dilation during your eye exam is recommended, however, there are factors that almost mandate a dilated eye exam. Your age, your overall health, and your risk of eye disease will impact the frequency of a dilated eye exam.

Flex Your Flexible Benefits for Eye Care Needs

Use your FSA money or lose it, in most cases

Most Flexible Spending Accounts run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Some might allow a grace period, through March 15. Be sure to check with your particular FSA for the specific rules. Typically, you must use your FSA funds during the year or risk losing the money.

Thinking About Contact Lenses?

If you have been thinking about contact lenses, we have definitely been thinking about you!

Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons are committed to the finest eye care for those we provide services. Whether you are a routine eye care client or a prospect for cataract surgery with custom lens implantation, our number one goal is to provide the highest quality of care we possibly can.

Dedham DOCS Supports National RX Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

Since its introduction to the public on September 25,

Having FUN While FUNdraising for Vision

Dedham, MA – Friday, October 19, 2018. We will be joining eye care centers throughout the United States to help support the Hawaiian Eye Foundation. Staff members from ophthalmology centers across the US will be wearing Hawaiian themed attire to work, as a fun activity to raise funding for this worthwhile cause.

Ways to Use Your Flex Care Benefits on Eye Care and Eye Wear

The year is running out and it is time to use or LOSE your flex spending dollars. For those who have Flex Spending Accounts, (FSA) the following list reflects the covered optometry products and services. Those who do not yet have an FSA, the following is a list of reasons why you should!

Eye Exams YES a visit to the optometrist’s office is FSA eligible!

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