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PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENS SOLUTION by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, S.C. in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
October 8, 2012

If you wear soft contact lenses and use Opti-free "Replenish" contact lens solution, there may be a problem. We have been seeing a number of patients with mild, chronic eye infections who are using this product. You should switch to regular Opti-free "Pure Moist" or Bio true or RevitaLens for your multi-purpose solution.

The symptoms are a chronic red eye that keeps coming back after treatment. It may seem like an allergy or dry eyes. If changing solutions does not improve your comfort and the appearance of your eyes, please call for an appointment. Other tips to maintain healthy eyes while wearing contact lenses include being sure your case is clean, not over-wearing the contacts and changing the solutions daily.

Contacts add an extra stress to the health of your eyes and need to be cared for carefully. What we are trying to avoid is a severe infection such as an ulcer on the surface of the eye. Generally we only see ulcers on those who sleep in their contacts or in debilitated nursing home patients. You don't want to put yourself in that category!

Dr. Mark E. GermanSo please enjoy the great vision you get from contacts but take care of them correctly to maintain the health of your eyes.  And remember there is always the option of LASIK if you want to wake up with great vision. Our Dr. Martha Jay can help you with that.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 262-241-1919

Also visit www.LakeShoreVision.com to learn more about contact lens options and Dr. Mark German.


20 YEARS IN PRACTICE! by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
September 24, 2012
Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

I seems like yesterday that I started my practice in Ozaukee County, fresh from an Ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.  I was told that private practice was doomed and that the big clinics were the ideal model for medicine today.

Undeterred, I opened a tiny 500 square foot office in Mequon and hired one employee.  I didn't know many people in the area besides my husband's colleagues at UWM but people started coming in.  It has been gratifying to get to know so many wonderful people in Ozaukee County since then.  For many families, I've treated 3 or more generations: the kids for their first eye exam, their parents for LASIK and the grandparents for cataract surgery.  Now those "kids" are young adults and are having LASIK themselves!

My practice has grown to three full and one part-time doctor.  We have two offices in Ozaukee County (both considerably larger than 500 square feet)!  Our Mequon main office moved a few blocks south last month to 10320 N. Port Washington Road and our second office remains in Saukville at 620 E. Green Bay Ave (Conservancy Court).

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

But the commitment to excellence and patient care is still there.  I have always offered the newest and best medical and surgical eye care available.  If you haven't gotten to know me or my staff yet, we would love the opportunity to show you what quality eye care is all about.

For appointments or more information, call 262-241-1919.

To learn more about Dr. Martha Jay and Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, visit www.LakeShoreVision.com


OPENING AUGUST 20TH! NEW MEQUON OFFICE by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
August 6, 2012

We will start seeing patients in our new Mequon office on August 20th!  It is just a bit south of our current location, on the east side of Port Washington Road near the corner of Donges Bay Road. The new address is 10320 N. Port Washington Road. Our phone number will remain unchanged. Don't worry those of you who prefer to come to the Saukville office, that location will be unaffected by the move.

Why move? The current Mequon location is in a very old building and while it has served us well for 15 years, we are ready for a larger and more modern facility.  Then there is the issue of parking.  Since Starbucks moved into the unit at the end of our current building, it has became obvious there is not enough room here for both of us let alone the other tenants here or soon to arrive.

Once we get settled, an Open House will be announced.  You will be impressed by the natural light, ease of parking and more space for our advanced eye care equipment.  All four doctors will be making the move: Martha Jay, M.D., Josephine-Liezl Cueto, M.D., Deborah Costakos, M.D. and Mark German, O.D. We specialize in medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages.  Most insurance plans accepted including Medicare Assignment.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

We all look forward to seeing you in the new location!

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical eye care including iLASIK vision correction and small incision cataract surgery .

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 262-241-1919.

More Eye Care Blogs available at www.LakeShoreVision.com


CONTACT LENSES AND GLASSES by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
July 16, 2012

If you wear contacts, you don’t need glasses right? WRONG!  First of all, it isn’t healthy for your eyes to wear contacts all waking hours. That’s because in order to fight off infection your cornea (the clear front part of your eye) needs the extra oxygen exposure this time away from contacts provides. But the more important reason to have glasses in addition to contacts is if you have an injury or severe eye infection.  When you have such a serious eye problem, you absolutely cannot wear contact lenses while you recover.  So if you have no back-up glasses you have no way to see while you wait for the problem to improve.

The glasses prescription does not have to be perfect but should be close enough so you can see to drive and go to work or school. Once you have a severe eye problem, that’s not a very good time to determine your glasses prescription as you vision is blurred.  Then there is the problem of getting the glasses made.  A one-hour optical shop often cannot make bifocals or may not be open at the time of your eye emergency.

Dr. Mark E. GermanSo if you cannot find your old glasses, next time you have an eye examination be sure to ask for a prescription for glasses even if you prefer to wear contact lenses.  It is just part of good eye care and you will certainly be glad you did so if you develop an eye problem. Other keys to healthy contact lens wearing include: Being sure the contact lens case is very clean; not sleeping in the contacts; discarding the contacts as directed; and having a complete eye examination every 1-2 years.

Dr. Mark German is an Optometrist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin. He has 25 years experience treating eye problems for patients of all ages but especially enjoys the challenges of fitting contact lenses for people who have had problems in the past.

For more information about Dr. German, Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals and other eye care topics visit

www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919.


WHY LASIK, WHY NOW? by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
July 9, 2012

Those considering LASIK are looking to simplify their life - they are tired of the hassles and expense of contact lenses and glasses.  But what makes them finally decide to have LASIK? Often they have run out of contacts or their glasses need replacement or the contacts have become uncomfortable. They are where they are and are looking for a change.

The next step is pretty easy: A call to the office to arrange a screening exam. The exam takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how many questions you have.  It can take place in either our Mequon or Saukville office. There is no need to be out of the contacts prior to this exam.  You learn why blade-free LASIK is safer and more precise than older technologies. You find out if LASIK is an option for you based measurements of various aspects of your eyes and your prescription. You get to meet Dr. Jay and the staff at Lakeshore Eye Care.

The step after that is also pretty easy: You set up a time to return for a more complete pre-operative evaluation including dilating drops. You find a couple of days you can be off work for the procedure and arrange a ride to the laser center in Brookfield.  You stop wearing your contacts for a week (soft) or a month (hard) before that next exam.  Then you sit back and prepare to be amazed!

Now all you have to do is take that first step…. Call 262-241-1919.

www.LakeShoreVision.com

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in blade-free iLASIK and small incision cataract surgery. She trained at Northwestern University in Chicago and founded Lakeshore Eye Care in 1992. Her colleagues at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals are Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto, Dr. Mark German and Dr. Deborah Costakos.

Offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin.


WHAT IS A COMPLETE EYE EXAM? by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
June 4, 2012

Dr. Mark German

Maybe it's easier to explain what a complete eye exam isn't. It is not just a quick check of your glasses prescription so you can order new glasses.  A complete eye examination is a thorough evaluation of your eyes and the medical conditions that may affect your eyes.  This means starting with an in-depth medical history, proceeding to checking your eye pressure, glasses prescription, peripheral vision, pupils, eye muscle balance, the front of your eyes with a microscope and an evaluation of the back of your eyes after dilating drops have been instilled.

The eye is a special window into your health.  It is the only place in the body where you can actually see blood vessels.  Many diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can damage these fine vessels in the eye and elsewhere. While you cannot look at the tiny vessels in your heart, kidneys or feet, damage in the eyes could suggest damage elsewhere and indicate that more precise management of these conditions is indicated.

So we are not just being nosy when we ask all sorts of medical questions at the time of your eye examination.  And we are not just out to make you uncomfortable with dilating drops, we really need to use them to get a better look at the back of your eyes!

While we are on the topic, when was the last time you scheduled complete eye examinations for yourself and your family?  We offer medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages. Most insurance plans accepted.

Dr. Mark E. GermanDr. Mark German is an Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.  He graduated from the Indiana School of Optometry in 1987 and joined Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.  at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in 2000.  The third doctor at Lakeshore Eye Care is Josephine-Liezl Cueto, M.D.

To schedule appointments or for more information, call 262-241-1919.

Also visit www.LakeShoreVision.com.


BASEBALL VS FOOTBALL EYES by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, WI

By admin
May 25, 2012

Are your eyes more like a football or a baseball?

Been following the Brewers? Baseball is not just a sport but also a way to explain the shape of your eyes.  You have “football eyes” if the front of your eyes are curved like a football. This is called astigmatism.  You have “baseball eyes” if the front of your eyes are more rounded like a baseball.

It is important to know if you have football or baseball eyes if you are considering cataract surgery.  This is because it determines which implant options are available to you at the time of surgery.  Cataract surgery is a very safe and relatively easy procedure to go through.  We gently remove your natural cloudy lens and replace it with a clear implant to improve your vision.

The latest advancements in cataract surgery involve the various implant choices now available. If you have football eyes, you would see better afterwards if we place a “Toric” implant at the time of your cataract surgery.  If you have baseball eyes, then you could benefit from a “Multi-focal” implant that allows you to see far away, intermediate and close up after your surgery without glasses.  These “bifocal-like” implants let you turn back the clock and be relatively free of glasses after your procedure.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

How can you tell if you have football or baseball eyes?  How can you know which implant is optimal for you at the time of your cataract surgery?  We guide you through the options available to you during your cataract evaluation.  Remember, you only have cataract surgery once so it is important to consider all the possibilities to optimize your vision.

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who founded Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals almost 20 years ago.  She obtained her ophthalmology training at Northwestern University in Chicago and specializes in medical and surgical eye care such as small incision cataract surgery and blade-free LASIK Vision Correction.

For more information about Dr. Martha Jay and Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, visit www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919.


HEALTHY VISION MONTH by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, S.C.

By admin
May 7, 2012

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has declared May to be “Healthy Vision Month.”   The NEI is the federal agency responsible for most of the funding of vision research in the U.S.   This includes everything from basic research about the functioning of the eye to public campaigns to improve vision in our country.

What can you do? Be sure you and your family have regular eye care.  That means that every one to two years they need to have a complete eye examination with dilating drops to rule-out any eye problems that can be treated.  In children this could be just the need for stronger glasses or something more serious like a wandering eye.  In adults we look for evidence of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and much more.

Another key to healthy vision is wearing sunglasses outside on sunny days.  Ultraviolet exposure promotes macular degeneration and cataracts.  So don’t stop at the sunscreen, use sunglasses and a hat this summer. Diet is also important. Leafy green vegetables contain valuable nutrients to keep the retina healthy and are especially recommended for those with macular degeneration.

Finally, if you still smoke and have not found a reason to stop yet, think of your eyes.  The more aggressive “wet” form of macular degeneration is more common in smokers as is the development of early cataracts.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

So do your part: Call us today to schedule eye examinations for everyone in your family!

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in blade-free iLASIK and small incision cataract surgery with premium lens implants.  For more information about Dr. Jay and Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, visit www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919.


THE HERE AND WHY OF MONOVISION by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
April 30, 2012

Monowhat? Monvision is a way to avoid reading glasses for those who wear contact lenses or are considering LASIK Vision Correction.  What we do with monovision is maximize your distance vision in one eye and your near vision in the other.  Before you say: "That sounds crazy," let me explain further.

If you have reached your mid-forties you already understand that something is happening to your near vision.  You cannot see far-away and close-up with the same glasses.  If you are wearing contact lenses you may be starting to wear drug store reading glasses ("cheaters") over the contacts to read.  This is called presbyopia and is really unavoidable.

One way around the reading glasses is to weaken the contact lens in your non-dominant eye to improve your reading vision.  This does not mean that you have to close one eye to see close and the other to see far-away.  You just look naturally with both eyes open and most people adjust quite well.  But not everyone likes monovision -  the only way to tell is to try it.

Dr. Mark E. GermanThe real advantage of monovison, whether with contacts or LASIK, is the ability to read without having to hunt down your "cheaters."  The disadvantage is some loss of depth perception.  So it is a trade-off.  Why not try it and see if it works for you and your lifestyle?

If you end up liking monovision in contacts then you might consider this for LASIK Vision Correction.  Endless possibilities!

For more information about eye care, Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals and Dr. Mark German

visit www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919


COMING SUMMER 2012: NEW MEQUON OFFICE by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
April 17, 2012

It's official, we have started work on our new Mequon office and hope to move in early this summer.  It won't be far from our current location, just a few blocks south on Port Washington Road near the corner of Donges Bay Road. In fact, this will be the third location for Lakeshore Eye Care along Port Washington Road since we started in 1992.  This time we are trying the east side of the street!  The new address will be 10320, we were at 10945 for 5 years and now at 11307 for the last 15 years.

Don't worry, for those of you who prefer to come to the Saukville office, that location will be unaffected by the move.  We will be sure to give all our patients plenty of advanced notice about the move and will provide updates as the construction progresses.  It will be a new building designed just for us and Herslof Opticians will be coming along too.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

Why move? The current Mequon location is in a very old building and while it has served us well for some time, we are ready for a larger and more modern facility.  Then there is the issue of parking.  Since Starbucks moved into the unit at the end of our current building it has become obvious there is not room here for both of us let alone the other two tenants soon to be added to the mix.

So we are all looking forward to our new facility.  Come by the Mequon office if you want to see the design plans, or drive by the site and take a look.  We are all very excited about the upgrade and know you will enjoy the advantages of a newer facility.

Visit www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for more information about Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals and Dr. Martha Jay.


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