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,

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!

Thinking About Lens Implants After Cataract Surgery

Are you considering having cataract surgery? Are you thinking about lens implants after cataract surgery?

At Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons we will discover together which option is best for YOU.

The notion of having cataract surgery is unnerving as it is. Now, doctors have thrown another curveball your direction in the form of an upgraded lens.

Back to School Never Looked So Good

Back to school eye glass trends that are taking the world of academia by storm.

If you wear corrective lenses but you also LOVE fashion, there is no better way to start the school year off than with a trendy new wardrobe accessory. That’s right, EYEGLASSES are no longer a burden. They are now a hot and hip commodity that will make you stand out in the crowd and grab your teachers attention.

Flex Your Flexible Benefits for Eye Care Needs

Flexible Spending for Eye Care

Were you aware that your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be used towards the purchase of your new eyeglasses or contact lenses? You can use pre-tax dollars that you’ve set aside from your paycheck to cover expenses such as – eye exam co-payments or deductibles, and/or purchase approved eye care products.

Summertime Eye Care Tips

Summer is here! The summer can take its toll on your eye. Increased sun exposure, pollen, allergies, chlorine in pools, and increased exposure to sunlight, are a few of many ways your eyes are overwhelmed during the summer months.

As we approach the 4th of July week, we thought we would offer these three quick summertime eye care tips to keep your eyes healthy!

What Are Gas Permeable Contact Lenses and Benefits to Wearing Them?

Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Gas Permeable (GP) or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses are an alternative to soft contact lenses. Although they are currently less popular than soft lenses, they offer a number of advantages and are continuing to improve as research and technology advance.

GP contacts are made of durable silicone which allows the passage of oxygen through the lens to your cornea and the front surface of your eye – essentially allowing your eye to “breathe”.

Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for you or your vision?

There are pros and cons to wearing glasses and/or contact lenses. So, to help you decide what is best for YOU and your visual needs, we thought we would highlight both.

Glasses (Pros and Cons)

  • The biggest benefit to glasses is that anyone can wear them,

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