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I just need an eye exam…

July 3rd, 2019

Most people just know the term “eye doctor”, but in reality, there are several different kinds of “eye doctors”.

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What’s the difference between an MD and DO?

For patients, there is virtually no difference between the treatment by an MD or DO. They are both similarly educated and certified, attending 4 years of medical school, plus an additional residency program ranging from 3-7 years.

While they are similarly educated, there are differences in their training and philosophy of patient care. Both an MD and DO learn in medical school the scientific foundations needed to be licensed physicians, but they take different approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

MD stands for Medical Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (Allopathic doctor)

  • MD’s are the most common type of physician currently practicing in the United States.
  • MD’s focus on the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
  • MD’s use treatments that affect someone who’s ill differently than someone who’s healthy.

DO stands for or Doctor of Osteopathy or Osteopathic Doctor

  • A DO is a physician whose medical school training included a focus on the muscular and skeletal systems to treat problems throughout the body.
  • DO’s are trained to consider a patient’s environment, nutrition, and body system as a whole when diagnosing and treating medical conditions.
  • DO’s take on a more holistic approach and focus heavily on prevention. DO’s are known for seeing the patient as a “whole person” to reach a diagnosis, rather than treating the symptoms alone.

To sum it up, both MD’s and DO’s are highly educated, qualified doctors with the ability to take care of your healthcare needs. Choosing an eye doctor is a personal choice and you need to decipher what style and qualities are important to you with regard to your care. You should focus on experience, bedside manner, reputation, communication skills, and most importantly, their ability to relate to you and perform procedures that you need.

Blinded by the light?

May 2nd, 2019

Do you block your eyes from bright light…do you turn off bright lights…do you squint…do you turn down the brightness of your screen/monitor? If you answered YES to any of these questions, Acuvue Oasys with Transitions contact lenses might be the solution for you.

Did you know…

  • 64% of consumers are bothered by bright light daily.
  • 94% of consumers bothered by light used compensating behaviors (squinting, blocking the sun, etc.)
Woman using Just Right Transition Contact Lenses

How will the lenses look on my eyes?

Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is specially designed to provide benefits to patients while minimizing the change to the eye’s appearance.

Can I wear these lenses while I’m driving?

Yes, they can be worn while driving, during the day or at night.

Do I still need to wear sunglasses when I wear Acuvue Oasys with Transitions?

Yes. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. These lenses are not intended as a replacement for sunglasses. The lenses can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses.

Do the lenses work indoors?

Yes. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is always on, whether indoors or outdoors. The lenses are designed to adapt automatically—becoming lighter or darker in response to changing light.

How long does it take the lenses to activate, and then deactivate?

Acuvue Oasys Transition Lenses activate in less than a minute, and quickly fades from dark to clear, within 90 seconds when transitioning back from outdoors to indoors.

“Light sensitivity can be a problem for many of my patients. These transition contact lenses are not only very comfortable, but they provide 100% UV protection, and the added benefit of relief from bright lights & glare. Patients love them!”
– Dr. Melanie Javier

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding these new, first-of-its-kind light-adaptive contact lenses, contact Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons at 904-272-2020 to set up an appointment.

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