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It doesn’t take a professional to see that we’re in the middle of allergy season. In addition to regular eye exams and visiting your ophthalmologist, there are things that you can do to help ease the pain of seasonal allergies. Use these April Eye Care Tips to protect your eyes and survive the pollen this spring!

April Eye Care Tips

At Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, we value family. We love to hear about our patients’ families and see how they grow and change through the years. We also love to share when our COA family grows and changes. And we have a few new (and tiny!) additions to our COA family that we are over-the-moon excited to introduce to you!

Dr. Orlando welcomed his first grandchild on February 22, 2017. Little Samantha Rose stole Dr. Orlando’s heart at first sight and is the joy of his life. You can see it when he tells stories about how they hang out together watching ball games or in how his eyes light up when he talks about her. Dr. Orlando says, “She’s very laid back and alert, like her mother, my daughter Kristen.” Samantha Rose is named after Dr. Orlando’s father, Big Sam. So now, the Orlando family proudly has an adorable “Little Sam” as Big Sam’s namesake. As you can see in the photo below, distance can’t separate Big Sam from Little Sam. They often enjoy getting to know each other through FaceTime :)

Dr. Orlando, Little Sam Whisperer

Dr. Orlando, Little Sam Whisperer

Little Sam Wide Awake

Little Sam Wide Awake

Little Sam Meets Big Sam

Little Sam Meets Big Sam

On March 12th, Dr. Hickey welcomed his 4th grandbaby into the world. However, this one is special because it is his first granddaughter. Miss Anna Elaine is soaking up all of the attention and is quite the little Queen.

Anna Elaine

We have another, very new addition to the COA family that we would like to introduce you to. On Tuesday, April 11th, Dr. Litzinger and his wife welcomed their second baby, and first daughter, into the world. Jude Clark Litzinger was born at 6 lb. 3 oz and 19.5” long. A beautiful, healthy little girl, Dr. Litzinger and his new family of four are on Cloud 9. Mom and little Jude are doing wonderful and they are enjoying their time together at home with Dr. Litzinger and Jude’ big brother.

Litzinger Family Welcomes Baby Jude

Congratulations to Dr. Orlando, Dr. Hickey, and Dr. Litzinger’s families on the new little angels in their families. We’re so proud to work with them and to see their families growing!

At Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, we shoot for the moon. In our world, the moon is each satisfied patient, which is our goal 100% of the time. Our Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians take a lot of pride in the relationship that they have with each patient. They also pride themselves in the work that they do to ensure each patient has optimal visual ability. And we LOVE when our patients are happy with their results. The best compliment that we can receive as a practice is from our patients. We are driven by the desire for each patient to have an excellent experience with all of our staff and with their procedures. The best compliments to our practice come from our patients. When they volunteer amazing feedback and testimonials about their experience, we know we’ve successfully accomplished our goal. Take a look at the patient testimonial that Debra shared with us after her brow lift with Dr. Cho:

Another satisfied patient testimonial!

Another satisfied patient testimonial!

 

We love to highlight the work that we do as well as our patients. You can see some of our other satisfied patient testimonials by visiting the Columbus Ophthalmology Associates YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/coavisioncolumbus.

 

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We’re thrilled to announce that Columbus Ophthalmology Associates was chosen as one of the Best Optometrists in Columbus for 2017! We pride ourselves in our expertise and service to our existing and new patients and are honored to receive this recognition.

We would be happy to assist you and your family in achieving the best vision possible. We have a full staff of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians to meet your eye care needs. We also have two Optical Shoppes, one at our Dublin location and the other at our East location.

Our Optical Shoppe is a full service optical center, offering eye exams, contact lens evaluations, low vision evaluations and a one-stop-shop optical experience. We offer hundreds of adult and children’s eyeglass frames and set out to offer high quality products at a fair price. Our dedicated and experienced staff of opticians are expertly trained and continually educated, giving them a thorough understanding of the science of optics, as well as the latest technologies available.

We will guide you to a custom fit frame and quality visual solutions to optimize your visual performance and comfort. You can also check our Optical Shoppe online by clicking here.

It’s our patients that keep us striving to be the best. Thank you Columbus for letting us serve you!

Columbus Ophthalmology Associates is proud to announce that we are now offering Kybella® treatments in our offices! Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”.

You may have seen the Kybella® commercials on TV and have been wondering if it will work for you but have yet to ask a Doctor. Now’s the time!

To kick start our new service, we are offering a special Kybella® Rebate Program. Starting today through May 31st, you can receive a $400 Kybella® rebate* at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates!

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How do you cash in on the rebate? It’s simple!

1st – You will need to schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors to speak about Kybella and see if it is the right fit for you.

2nd – Once approved, you will need to schedule and attend your first treatment by May 31st.

3rd – You must schedule and attend your second treatment no later than August 31st.

And after that, you’ll be on your way to living a life WITHOUT your double chin!

Take a look at these amazing results!

 

Before and After Kybella Treatment

 

Kybella Before and After

Time and space is limited so call today for your Kybella consultation and say goodbye to your double chin!

April showers bring May flowers…but it also brings outdoor sports & more time spent in the sun. Our April Eye Care Tips are here to make sure you’re ready for it all. You can also visit our Optical Shoppe online to find your perfect pair of spring lenses by clicking here: http://www.coavision.com/optical-shoppe/our-frames/ 

 

April Eye Care Tips

April Eye Care Tips

Save Your Vision Month
Save Your Vision Month was started 78 years ago to remind people of the need for regular comprehensive eye examinations to increase eye health and overall wellbeing.  With Save Your Vision Month coming to a close, we wanted to provide you with a few additional tips that will help you have better vision in 2017. Eye care is a lifelong task that begins in infancy. Children can receive an eye examination as soon as 6 months of age. Just be sure to find a specialist that treats young children. Children and adults should receive annual eye examinations to ensure the health of your eyes and correct prescriptions, and to catch early signs of eye disease.

There are daily activities you can participate in to ensure your eyes are healthy for today and remain healthy in the future.

Eat for eye health. Certain foods provide nutrition that help prevent eye diseases and vision loss as you age. Some of those foods are leafy greens, especially kale and spinach. The catch: Leafy greens, like spinach and kale, are a source of powerful antioxidants that help prevent eye damage from sunlight, smoke, and air pollution. Other greens with similar benefits include: collard greens, broccoli, and kiwi.  Vitamin C is also high in antioxidants and beneficial for your eye health. While Vitamin C can be taken as a supplement, it is best absorbed through food. Some foods that are high in Vitamin C include grapefruit, strawberries, Brussel sprouts, papaya, oranges, and green peppers.

Wear sunglasses. Sunglasses that block 99%-100% of UVA and UVB light rays can help reduce your chances of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in adults over 40, affecting just under 1 million adults in the State of Ohio. Age-related Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in older Americans, affecting over 85,000 older adults in Ohio. Something as simple as wearing sunglasses can go a long way in making sure your vision is as clear as it can be for days and years to come.

Give your eyes a break. American adults now spend over 11 hours per day using electronic media – viewing the screens of their televisions, cell phones, and tablets. Cell phones are often the first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening that most adults see and check up to 74 times per day, depending on their age group. With a continual increase in screen time growing, it’s important to know what’s at stake. Digital eye strain is a real condition that can cause physical discomfort. Staring at screens can also cause blurry vision, dry eyes, and headaches, among other things. But there is good news. There are ways you can help your eyes, given a high use of technology. First, be sure to have regular eye examinations. If you need a prescription, you want to ensure it is up-to-date for maximum visual ability and comfort. When viewing a screen, sit so your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. This will allow you to look down onto the screen, lessening the chances of neck pain, back pain and headaches. Be sure to blink regularly to keep from getting dry eyes. And take breaks:  rest your eyes every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

So take a moment to think of the ways you can do your eyes a favor – make a favorite meal with some leafy greens or take a break from your TV to enjoy a new book or an afternoon walk outside, sans cell phone, preferably while wearing sunglasses.

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December is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. With the holidays right around the corner, shopping for presents is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. While no one buys gifts with the intent to harm others, there are certain gifts that can be more dangerous than others. Learn how to buy safe toys this holiday season below. Read More

How Diabetes Can Create Cataracts

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the amount of sugar in the blood, and can also cause cataracts. Cataracts cloud the eye’s naturally clear lens, and diabetics are more likely to develop this condition that impairs your vision. Columbus Ophthalmology Associates specializes in eye care for patients with diabetes, and the following video with Dr. McHale shows how we can help restore your eyesight through cataract surgery. Read More

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With Halloween coming up on Monday, now is a popular time for people to make a costume even scarier with colored contacts. From cat eyes to glow in the dark lenses, colored contacts can create a spookier effect to your costume, but it comes with risks. Read More
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