Contact Lens Safety

Contact Lens Care During COVID-19

We wanted to respond to inquiries concerning the use of contact lenses during COVID-19. The CDC has made it crystal clear that we should try to avoid touching our faces. At Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons, we though the following article from the CDC, concerning contact lens care, was worth sharing.

We do want to stress the importance of WASHING YOUR HANDS with soapy warm water for 20-30 seconds before ANY type of contact lens use or care is performed.

Woman Staring At A Computer Screen at Work

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired.

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month! While consistently being on your computer will not permanently damage your vision, it can make your eyes feel irritated and fatigued.

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Tips For Cataract Surgery Recovery

More Than 3 million Cataract Procedures Are Performed in the United States Every Year

Cataract surgery is as common as the seasonal cold. Therefore, cataract surgery recovery should be as uneventful. If you adhere to the pre-operative and post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, this should be the case.

Typical cataract surgery takes no longer than 10 minutes of actual surgical treatment.

Elderly Gentleman Wearing Glasses after Surgery for his Cataracts

Important Facts About Cataracts

Did you know? Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss?

Cataracts are the most common reason people lose vision. Cataracts are also the number one most diagnosed condition for aging eyes.  By age 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract and half of the people between the ages of 75 and 85 have lost some vision due to a cataract. 

Little Girl Peeking Through Her Hands

FUN Facts About the Human Eye

We take our eyes for granted.

Vision is one of the most amazing gifts we are given. The simple things like seeing a rainbow after a thunderstorm, watching our loved ones stand at the podium as they accept their diploma or the view atop a mountain after a great climb. These are merely a few of the many images that are embedded into our minds,

Gift of Vision with Flex Benefits Dollars

Give Yourself the Gift of Vision With Your Flex Spending

It is that time of year again! Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are about to expire.

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I am telling you why . . . Dedham Docs is here in town – to help you with your Flex Spending Account.

A Flexible Spending Account is an account you can contribute money into and use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs. 

Tis The Season of Chronic Dry Eye

What is Chronic Dry Eye?

Chronic dry eye is an incurable ocular surface disease in which you are unable to produce sufficient tears to keep your eyes hydrated, resulting in dry scratchy eyes that often suffer from blurred vision.

Dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tear production or the quality of tear production.

Postcards Asking for Charitable Cause Suggestioins

Seeking Suggestions for Charitable Causes

Dedham Ophthalmology Consultants and Surgeons is seeking suggestions for great charitable causes.

As you know, at Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons, we participate in a casual for a cause program on the first, third and fifth Friday of every month. Each staff member may contribute $5.00 and wear casual attire to work for the day.

Children Holding Flags on Dedham Flag Day

Annual Dedham Flag Day Parade

Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons had a great time participating in Dedham's 52 annual Flag Day Parade. What is the Dedham Flag Day Parade? This year marked the 52nd annual Dedham Flag Day Parade. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 - by resolution of the Second Continental [...]