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A Technician’s Viewpoint

When I graduated from UK, I was clueless on the career path that I wanted to take. In an attempt to gain office experience, I applied for multiple front desk jobs and accepted the first job offer I received. What a journey it has been from front desk coordinator to ophthalmic assistant. Being someone blessed with good eyesight, I had never thought much about the toll poor vision or ocular...

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Visual Health Exam vs. Vision Exam

Visual Health Exam vs. Vision Exam Medical Vision offers two types of visits based on your health needs and your insurance. Visual Health Exams are covered under medical insurance. Vision Exams are benefits that can only be used in conjunction with a vision insurance plan. The insurance companies have limited patients to only one type of visit per calendar day. Visual Health Exams will...

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Q: I’m about to have cataract surgery and while doing research, I came across something about a secondary cataract. What is it and should I be worried about getting it?

A: A secondary cataract, also known as a posterior capsule opacity (PCO), is a common condition that can occur after cataract surgery. Although it’s sometimes called a “secondary cataract” it’s not really a cataract. Once you have your cataract removed, it can never come back. Cataract removal surgery is very successful, but some patients who undergo the procedure develop...

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Q: I have Dry Eye and it has been acting up lately. Does the cold weather cause my Dry Eye to get worse in the winter?

A: It is quite common for Dry Eye to get worse or develop in the wintertime because cold air is much more dry and the existing moisture you would normally find indoors is dried up by the use of heaters. Since your eyes need moisture to maintain their healthy status, which can sometimes be accomplished with humidity, dry eye usually peaks in the winter. In addition to the air...

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