Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Good Candidate for LASIK

Are you tired of wearing contact lenses? Have you been thinking about LASIK and wondering if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery? Perhaps you want to get rid of your contact lenses and/or glasses. You're not sure you want to talk with an eye doctor just yet, but you have some questions about LASIK. Well, here's a simple test you can take in only a couple of minutes. And you don't have to give any personal contact info. It's simple and it's free. Simply click the link below to find out more.
After you have taken the test you're welcome to call us to set up a free, no-obligation LASIK consultation appointment. (502) 897-1604 or 1 (800) 777- 4393.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

This is a good opportunity to emphasize some important points about Diabetes Mellitus and eye health.  In our country, diabetes is the leading cause of visual impairment in working-age individuals.  Many of you may already know this.  Moreover, 60 percent of adults also realize that diabetes may be detectable through a comprehensive eye exam.

Among people who don’t wear optical corrections, like contact lenses or glasses, only about one-third of adults get regular comprehensive eye exams.  A third of the 21 million Americans with Diabetes don’t know it, as they have not had regular medical exams with their primary doctors.  Often during our comprehensive eye examination we uncover some suspicious symptoms or physical findings that lead to the initial diagnosis of diabetes.  Certain symptoms such as intermittent focus difficulties which vary throughout the day, glare at night, distorted or blurred vision and sudden floaters can all point to diabetes. 

We recommend annual eye exams, even with healthy eyes, in all patients over 60 years, all patients with diabetes, patients who use contact lenses and anyone with a significant family history of glaucoma.  It is not unusual to discover diabetes during these examinations.  It is particularly important to check yearly with pupil dilation for those patients who do have a diagnosis of diabetes.  Diabetic Retinopathy can develop in the eyes very gradually and without any noticeable symptoms.  Untreated this can lead to visual impairment or blindness, and it is much more successful with earlier treatment. 

If you have diabetes, or haven’t had an eye exam in a while, consider calling us today to schedule an appointment.  The doctors of Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute are available to see new patients.  We specialize in comprehensive eye care.  Call Doctors Eye Institute at (502) 897-1604.

Go to our website to learn more about diabetice Eye Disease treament.
- R. Scott Hoffman, MD