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WHAT’S NEW IN CONTACT LENSES by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
August 1, 2011

Are you less than enthusiastic about your current contact lenses?  If so it may be time to consider some of the newer contact lenses out there.  Common contact lens problems include inconsistent distance vision, discomfort especially towards the end of the day, more problems reading small print and difficulties handling the contacts.

One new contact is the Acuvue TruEye one-day contact lens.  This lens is easier to handle than other one-day contacts on the market and provides superior comfort.  It works well for distance vision and mono-vision for those of you over a certain age who need help with reading.  The problem with one-day contacts in the past has been that they were very thin so were a struggle to get in and dried out easily.

And Ciba has a new bifocal contact lens that has the advantage of improved comfort and comes in three reading powers.  This Air Optix has a central reading portion that provides more natural reading vision and excellent distance vision as well as improved comfort.  The drawback of many previous soft bifocal contacts has been that night vision was impaired due to the ring construction.

Dr. Mark E. GermanBut your contact lens problem could be dry eyes, the wrong prescription or astigmatism so there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to contact lens fitting.  Call us for an appointment so we can assess your needs and see if it is time to consider a change in your contacts.

From more information about contact lenses and eye care, visit our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for an appointment.

Dr. Mark German is an Optometrist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.  His colleagues at Lakeshore Eye Care are Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto who are Ophthalmologists or Eye Physicians and Surgeons.  They offer comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages.  Most insurance plans accepted.


Dr. Martha Jay's Cataract Patients Discuss Their Experinces with ReSTOR and Toric Implants

By admin
July 28, 2011

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Below are some comments from recent patients of Dr. Martha Jay who have undergone cataract surgery with premium ReSTOR or Toric lens implants. For more information about Dr. Martha Jay or Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, visit their web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919.

Dr. Martha Jay practices at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin. She also is an experienced blade-free LASIK surgeon and treats most medical and surgical eye problems.  She founded Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in 1992 after completing her ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Her colleagues are Dr. Mark German and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto.

Lorna, Retired

From Lorna, Retired: "I am very happy with the results from my cataract surgery and my vision with ReSTOR implants. I had been wearing glasses for 50 years and it is awesome not to have to wear them anymore. Everyone is very kind and considerate at Lakeshore Eye Care. They are always willing to take the time to answer questions and reassure the patient."

Lorna had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with ReSTOR multi-focal implants.

From Jane, Retired UWM Program Manager: "The surgery experience was done by Dr. Jay and staff with a great deal of calm professionalism. Being extremely anxious ahead of time, the information shared with me ahead of time made me calm. The pre and post exams were done with all questions answered and concerns removed.  Dr. Jay and staff are highly recommended. If she determines one is ready for cataract surgery, do not hesitate to schedule it! The Toric implants gave me distance vision which I never had all my 67 years of life, plus removing my astigmatism. Yeah!"

Jane had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with Toric lens implants.

Robert, Architect

From Robert, Architect: "I feel like I am seeing in HD again! It is worth going with the multi-focal lens.  My brother didn't have the option and he still needs glasses to read.  It's nice not to have to worry about that.  The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care was always pleasant.  The staff and Dr. Jay did a very good job of explaining what the surgical procedure would be like and what to expect from the results."

Robert had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.  He elected to upgrade to the ReSTOR multi-focal implants in both eyes because he was frustrated with glasses.

From Barbara, Retired: "I never expected to see as well as I do now after my cataract surgery with Toric lens implants! The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care was always professional, friendly and all things nice. Lakeshore Eye Care is the ONLY place to go for eye surgery.

Barbara had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011. She opted for Toric lens implants to take care of her astigmatism as well as the cataracts.

Sheila, Retired

From Sheila, Retired: "My vision is very clear without glasses.  The surgery was just as described, no surprises. Don't  hesitate to have the surgery - It is very worthwhile. I love not wearing glasses!"

Sheila had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with ReSTOR multi-focal implants.

From James, Retired: "I researched Dr. Jay before coming in and found that many people recommended her.  I am now very happy not to worry about the hassles of glasses after my cataract surgery.  I would tell others to have it done.  Dr. Jay is very knowledgeable and offers the latest technology."

James had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with the ReSTOR multi-focal implants.

Peter, Retired

From Peter, Retired: "My distance vision is very good after my cataract surgery and I only need glasses for reading.  I had the Toric lens implants.  The procedure was painless and only took 15 or 20 minutes.  Everything went smoothly, just the way Dr. Jay explained it."

Peter had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with the Toric lens implants.

From Barbara, RN: "My vision has really improved since I had cataract surgery.  Now I can do things more easily and can see more clearly.  Everything was explained before the procedure so I could make an informed decision about the implant options and the surgery. Between the written literature and Dr. Jay's information, all my questions were answered. I would really recommend that you just do it if you have cataracts! I did not know how much I was missing.  Not anymore! There was absolutely no discomfort.  I am glad I made the decision to have cataract surgery and that I decided to go for the ReSTOR implants."

Barbara had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with ReSTOR multi-focal implants in both eyes.

Eugene, Retired

From Eugene, Retired: "Dr. Jay is a very good doctor for your eyes!"

Eugene had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with ReSTOR multi-focal lens implants.

From Cindy, Data Processor: "I am very happy with the way I can see now.  I have worn glasses since I was in the third grade so it's been a big change.  Everyone at Lakeshore Eye Care has been very helpful and patient with me as I was trying to decide which implant to use at the time of my cataract surgery.  They have been very truthful and a pleasure to work with.  I would encourage people to have the cataract surgery with the ReSTOR implants. The worst part of the whole procedure is putting in the eye drops!"

Cindy had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with the ReSTOR premium lens implants.  She was very near-sighted before her cataract surgery so now views the world much more clearly.

From Kathleen, Public Relations Consultant/Writer: "Dr. Jay and the staff in her office and the hospital were extremely professionals and caring.  I felt completely confident in Dr. Jay's capable hands. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Dr. Jay for performing the procedure without hesitation.  The Toric lenses completely eliminated my astigmatism so I see great now."

Kathleen had cataract surgery with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011 with Toric lens implants for astigmatism correction.


LASIK is Amazing with Dr. Martha Jay at Lakeshore Eye Care

By admin
July 15, 2011

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Call 262-241-1919 for your free, no-pressure LASIK screening exam.  Visit www.LakeShoreVision.com for more information. Lakeshore Eye Care has two offices in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin just minutes from Milwaukee off Highway 43.

Below are comments from some of our recent patients:

Beth, Artist

From Beth, Artist: “Absolutely pleased! I felt like I was well prepared throughout so the healing process was clean and easy.  My vision was noticeably better right after surgery. Even my headaches are better. The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care is excellent – so friendly and fun. They are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and can assist Dr. Jay in every way she requires.  Dr. Jay is truly a professional and she is extremely skilled.  I felt safe and informed throughout my consultations and the surgery.  I am so glad I had the procedure! I admit that the surgery itself was strange – a bit surreal but it was quick and the results are magnificent.  Dr. Jay is an expert and I felt so safe in her capable hands and with her warm staff.  I had no doubts concerning the ultimate success of the operation! My vision has never felt more natural and clear.  Everyone should consider LASIK.”

Beth had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Sheryl, Graduate Admissions Counselor


From Sheryl, Graduate Admissions Counselor: “It is absolutely amazing to be able to see without glasses or contacts. Everything went smoothly. Dr. Jay is amazing and her assistants were very patient and understanding. LASIK is a miracle. I have been very happy with my experience. The hardest part is the surgery but it goes so quickly that before you know it you are done.”

Sheryl had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.

From Dean, Server Performance Analyst: “My results certainly exceeded expectations! The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care is great from the check-in to the final exam. I have been trying to talk two of my friends into scheduling appointments here, they are “chickens” just like I was.”

Dean had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Cindy, LASIK patient


From Cindy, LASIK patient: “I wish I had discovered LASIK sooner as my eyes were too dry for contact lenses. I feel 20 years younger because I don’t need glasses for driving or reading. LASIK is definitely worth it.  It’s no big deal to go through and the results are beyond expectation.”

Cindy had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.  She elected to have mono-vision correction so she can see far away with one eye and close up with the other.


Jill, Administrative Executive


From Jill, Administrative Executive: ” I wish I had had iLASIK done earlier, I could not be happier with the results! I am very happy with the surgery and my new eyes.  My experience at Lakeshore Eye Care and with Dr. Martha Jay certainly exceeded my expectations.  And the staff is very friendly!”

Jill had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.

From Linda, Computer Teacher: “I wish I would have had the LASIK done a long time ago.  If you are thinking of LASIK, just do it with Dr. Martha Jay! You won’t be disappointed.”

Linda had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Andrea, Student


From Andrea, Student: “Getting LASIK surgery done was the best decision I have ever made.  I am free of glasses and my quality of life is so much better.  The world looks amazing through my new eyes.  The procedure was easy and Dr. Jay and her staff are amazing.  They really took care of me! I would recommend LASIK with Dr. Jay to everyone.  Worth every penny!!”

Andrea had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.

From Jill, Nurse: “I am so happy to wake up in the morning and be able to read the clock.  The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care is knowledgeable and friendly.  They answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. This was the best use of my health care dollars. I’m thrilled with the results!”

Jill had iLASIK vision correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Jenna, Psychotherapist


From Jenna, Psychotherapist:“I am very happy with my LASIK surgery.  I still can’t believe I don’t need glasses. Life is much easier now. Everyone at Lakeshore Eye Care answered my questions and were very kind when my anxieties were high. I have very sensitive eyes! I couldn’t wear contact lenses because of this and have been wearing glasses for over 10 years. If I can go through LASIK, anyone can!”

Jenna has iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Alan, Contractor

Alan, Contractor


From Alan, Contractor: “I can see clearly at distance and don’t have the adjustment time I used to have going in and out of dark places.  I have encouraged my wife and friends to come to Lakeshore Eye Care for their LASIK procedures.  No surprises, everything went as expected.”

Alan had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Chris, Die Caster


From Chris, Die Caster: “I never thought I’d ever see this well without corrective lenses! If you are thinking about LASIK, get it done. You won’t believe the results of this quick and simple procedure. The staff at Lakeshore Eye Care is very helpful, the whole experience exceeded my expectations.”

Chris had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Lyndell, Marketing Specialist


From Lyndell, Marketing Specialist: “I love my vision and the convenience of not having to deal with contacts anymore. My eyes are still a little dry but getting better just months after the procedure. I would recommend LASIK and Dr. Martha Jay to anyone.  It was so easy and painless!”

Lyndell had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2011.


Matthew, Student/Athlete


From Matthew, Student/College Basketball Player: “My vision is perfect.  Dr. Jay and her staff are very professional and personable.  Yes, living with 20/20 vision has made so many different aspects of my life more enjoyable.  I would definitely recommend LASIK with Dr. Martha Jay to anyone struggling with poor vision.  The benefits are countless.  One of the best choices I’ve ever made.”

Matthew had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010 so he would be able to see better on the basketball court.  Now if only he can get back in the game from a recent injury!


Renee, Attorney-retired

Renee, Attorney-retired


From Renee, Attorney-Retired: “I had been blind since I was in the 3rd grade and scared to have surgery on my eyes for years but I can’t recommend Dr. Jay and LASIK enough.  The procedure was short and with a relatively quick recovery period.  The results have been marvelous.  It’s a miracle!  Dr. Jay was wonderful in explaining the procedure so that I would know exactly what to expect.  She never rushed me through an appointment and was always very thorough.”

Renee had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.  She elected to have mono-vision correction so she could see both far-away and close-up after the procedure.  She would not have been a candidate for LASIK with the blade due to thin corneas but did beautifully with blade-free LASIK.


Kevin, Delivery Driver


From Kevin, Delivery Driver: “For years I had wanted to have LASIK surgery.  I tried different locations but they turned me away.  I thought I was out of options until I heard of Lakeshore Eye Care and the latest technology they use for LASIK.  After meeting with Dr. Jay I was told that because of the advanced technology that she uses, I was finally a candidate.  I wake up every day seeing clearly without my glasses and contacts.  I am so thankful that this became possible for me.”

Kevin had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.  Dr. Jay was able to customize his LASIK flap with the IntraLase laser to make it much thinner than what would be possible with a blade.  The result was that his dream of LASIK Vision Correction became a reality.


Tameka, Child Care Specialist


From Tameka, Child Care Specialist: “My vision was not the worst but I struggled seeing the TV clearly or reading the numbers on my alarm clock.  My surgery was fast and I was able to see clearly the next day.  It’s like I never needed glasses or contacts at all.  Thanks Dr. Jay!”

Tameka had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.

From Marilyn, Self Employed Asset Manager and Hobby Farmer: “Everything went as explained – NO SURPRISES. I know it is not a simple surgery but it seemed so to me.  I am extremely happy that I went through with it. My daily work and life is now so much easier and more enjoyable.”


Stephen, Mechanical Designer


From Stephen, Mechanical Designer: “My vision improved immediately.  It was very exciting to come home being able to see without glasses. The overall improvement has been excellent….  The procedure was life changing – you should definitely do it.”

Stephen had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.


Sue, Travel Agent


From Sue, Travel Agent: “After three plus years of wearing one contact to read and always having trouble taking them out and putting them in, I am free of that dreaded task! I looked into different treatments and found that LASIK suited me.  I am very happy. Do not waste time, possibly damaging your eyes with contacts, go for LASIK.”

Sue had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2010.


Lisa, Retired


From Lisa, Retired: “After much research into Dr. Jay’s experience and credentials, I chose her to perform the LASIK surgery for me.  Shortly after scheduling surgery, my friend who is an ER doctor told me he just had his LASIK surgery performed by Dr. Jay and was very pleased.  This made me feel even more confident with my choice.  Dr. Jay and her staff are the best! They took time to explain the procedure, educated me with an informative video and answered all my questions which put me at ease.  For me it was a dream and miracle come true.  It changed my life!”

Lisa had iLASIK Vision Correction with Dr. Martha Jay in 2009.

Dr. Martha Jay practices at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.  Offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin. Phone 262-241-1919.  Web site www.LakeShoreVision.com



WHAT IS A STYE? By Dr. Martha Jay, Milwaukee area Ophthalmologist

By admin
July 11, 2011

You’ve seen it or maybe had one yourself.  It’s a red and tender bump on the eyelid.  A stye (also spelled "sty") develops when a gland at the edge of the eyelid becomes infected.  The medical term for a stye is hordeolum.  It can occur on the inside or outside of the eyelid.   Styes are not harmful to your vision but can become quite uncomfortable and unattractive.

Initial symptoms of a stye include pain, redness, tenderness and swelling in the area. They are very common this time of year with the warmer weather as we are perspiring more.  The glands around the eyelid that are affected are called meibomian glands and they are sebaceous glands or sweat glands.

A stye results from an acute infection of these meibomian glands that occurs after they become clogged.  A stye also may arise from an infected hair follicle at the base of an eyelash. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 90-95% of cases of styes.   A stye can also develop as a complication of a low-grade eyelid infection called blepharitis.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Treatment begins with applying warm compresses over the affected area four times per day and cleansing the area with baby shampoo twice daily.  A prescription antibiotic ointment that is safe around the eyes may also be necessary.  The stye may rupture and drain, resulting in quicker healing.  If not, occasionally lancing in the office is required.

Give us a call should you be bothered by a stye or other eye problems.  We have three doctors and two offices in Ozaukee County for your convenience.

Dr. Martha Jay is part of the eye care team at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.  Her other colleagues are Dr. Mark German and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto.  They offer a full array of medical and surgical eye care options including general eye care, blade-free LASIK Vision Correction, small incision cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration treatment, dry eye options, contact lens fitting and much more.  They have two offices in Ozaukee County, one in Mequon and the other in Saukville.  Both are minutes from Milwaukee just off Highway 43.

For more information about eye care and other blog entries, visit their web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for an appointment.


SWIMMING AND CONTACT LENSES by Dr. Mark German, Milwaukee area Optometrist

By admin
July 11, 2011

swimmingYou can’t see without your glasses and love your contacts so why not swim in them?  WRONG! You should not swim in contact lenses as it increases your risk of eye problems from mild irritation to severe eye infections. Most contact lenses are at least 50% water.  So chlorinated water is going to penetrate your contacts and stay in contact with the surface of your eye for up to an hour after swimming.  This can irritate the surface of your eye and increase your risk of infection.

While mild eye irritation goes away in a day or so, a severe eye infection can result in permanent eye damage.  Even in the best maintained pool or spa, bacteria can be present.  In lake water, a severe pathogen called acanthamoeba may be present that causes a difficult to treat corneal ulcer.  This protozoa penetrates the cornea rapidly and often requires specially formulated eye drops to save the eye.  Beaches may also present the possibility of a fusarium fungal infection.

LASIK is so safe it is approved for Navy "Top Gun" fighter pilots

Those glasses may be bulky but they are your better choice over contacts in the water!  Another alternative is LASIK vision correction.  That way you can free yourself of the hassles of contact lenses and glasses while enjoying the outdoors.  Remember that our Dr. Martha Jay is a leader in blade-free LASIK vision correction, so safe and precise that it has been approved for Navy “Top Gun” pilots and astronauts.  Enjoy a safe summer - Call today for your free, no-pressure LASIK screening exam with Dr. Jay.

Dr. Mark German is an optometrist with Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.  Both offices are easily accessible to Milwaukee, just off Highway 43.

Dr. German practices with Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto.  They offer a full array of medical and surgical eye care options from general eye care to cataract surgery to blade-free LASIK Vision Correction.  Dr. German specializes in general eye care and hard-to-fit contact lens patients.

Dr. Mark E. GermanCall 262-241-1919 for an appointment.  Be sure to visit their web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com for more information about eye care and other blog entries.


Baseball vs. Football Eyes: Why important for Cataract Surgery by Dr. Martha Jay, Milwaukee area Ophthalmologist

By admin
June 28, 2011

How about those 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 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 “Multi-focal” implants that allow 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 will 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 an ophthalmologist or eye physician surgeon practicing in the Milwaukee area.  She is one of three doctors at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.  Dr. Jay trained at Northwestern University in Chicago and has been offering the latest in medical and surgical eye care to Milwaukee area residents since 1992.  She specializes in small incision cataract surgery and blade-free iLASIK but also treats glaucoma, dry eyes, macular degeneration and other eye conditions.

The other doctors at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals are Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto and Dr. Mark German.  For more information call at 262-241-1919 or visit their web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com


WEAR CONTACTS? YOU ALSO NEED GLASSES! By Dr. Mark German, Milwaukee Area Optometrist

By admin
June 20, 2011

If you wear contact lenses, you don’t need glasses right? WRONG!  First of all, it isn’t healthy for your eyes to wear contact lenses all waking hours. That’s because your cornea (the clear front part of your eye) needs the extra oxygen exposure that the time away from contacts provides in order to fight off infections. But the more important reason to have glasses in addition to contacts is in the event that you have an injury or severe eye infection.  A frequent occurrence is the patient seen for a corneal ulcer or another painful eye condition who has no back-up glasses.  When you have such a serious eye problem, you absolutely cannot wear contact lenses.  That leaves those patients with no way to see while they wait for the problem to improve.

The glasses prescription does not have to be perfect but should be close enough to the appropriate one so you can 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.

So 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 key points for contact lens wearers is be sure you contact lens case is very clean, not to sleep in the contacts, discard the contacts as directed, and to have a complete eye examination every 1-2 years.

Dr. Mark German is a Milwaukee Area Optometrist with offices in Ozaukee County: Mequon and Saukville.  He is part of the Eye Care Team at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.  His other colleagues are Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto - both are Eye Physicians and Surgeons (Ophthalmologists).

Dr. Mark E. GermanLakeshore Eye Care Professionals provides a full array of eye care services including blade-free LASIK, cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma care, diabetic eye care, macular degeneration care, dry eye treatment and general eye examinations.

Dr. Mark German specializes in general eye care and contact lens fitting.  See our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com for more information. Call 262-241-1919 for an appointment.


CONTACT LENSES VS. LASIK by Dr. Martha Jay, Milwaukee Area Ophthalmologist

By admin
May 29, 2011

Trying to weigh the benefits of contact lenses versus LASIK? You are not alone.  If you liked glasses, you would stay with them.  Let’s consider cost, convenience and safety.

As far as cost is concerned, contact lenses lose out to LASIK.  Let’s say that you are 30 years-old and wear disposable contact lenses.  If you calculate your lifetime cost of contacts, glasses and solutions it would come to $21,900!  See our web site for a link to iLASIK to see what your projected lifetime contact lens expenses are.

Now convenience takes less explanation. Traveling with contacts, glasses, solutions, contact cases, prescription sunglasses, and non-prescription sunglasses is one thing but LASIK simplifies your life in other ways also.  You just get up and go in the morning or when checking on your child during the night.  You can get of-the-rack sunglasses and even replace them on a whim.

LASIK is so safe it is approved for Navy "Top Gun" fighter pilots

That leaves safely.  We see many severe corneal ulcers every month in contact lens wearers and have never seen one in a LASIK patient.  These are especially common in those who sleep in their contacts.  With LASIK you have a 99% chance of being happy with your procedure.

LASIK is so safe and convenient that it is approved for Top-Gun Navy pilots and astronauts.  All that and you save money too!  Isn’t it time to call for your free screening exam to see if LASIK is an option for you?   See you soon.

Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in the Milwaukee area since 1992 when she completed her ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.  She was one of the first doctors in the area to recognize the benefits of blade-free LASIK and is still one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the Milwaukee area.  When you select Dr. Jay for your LASIK procedure you are assured that you will benefit from the latest technology available and a local doctor you can trust.  AND you care will not be delegated to para-professionals.  You will see Dr. Jay at each and every appointment from your first screening, you surgery and through your one year of post-operative care.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Call 262-241-1919 to arrange your free, no-pressure screening exam.  Visit our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com for more information.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you attain the vision you have always dreamed about.


MONET AND CATARACTS by Dr. Martha Jay, Milwaukee Area Ophthalmologist

By admin
May 29, 2011

The left two images are actual Monet paintings from before his cataract surgery. The right two simulate his vision at that time.

An added benefit from cataract surgery is an improvement in color vision:  Blues are more vivid and whites are whiter after the procedure.  This is because living with cataracts is like wearing dark brown sunglasses.  Imagine that you are a brilliant impressionist painter and cataract surgery was much more risky than it is today.  That is the dilemma that Claude Monet faced in the 1920’s.  His could hardly see the “large E” on the eye chart and complained that he could not tell the difference between browns and blues.

Monet finally consented to cataract surgery in about 1922.  Cataract surgery at that time little resembled the 10 minute out-patient procedure of today.  There were no lens implants so even after the surgery patients had to wear very thick glasses to see.  Despite those limitations, Monet was amazed at the transformation of his vision after the procedure.  There is a museum in Paris with paintings from before and after his surgery that show the remarkable change in his sense of color (Musee Marmottan).

At the left are some examples of two paintings done before his surgery and a photo-simulation of Monet’s vision through dense cataracts.  Monet even went so far as to destroy many of his paintings done while his vision was impaired but fortunately family and friends saved them.

Is the world looking a bit dingy? Maybe it’s time to consider cataract surgery.  Call for a consultation.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified ophthalmologist in the Milwaukee Area.  She specializes in small incision cataract surgery and blade-free cataract surgery with premium lens implants.  She also treats patients with glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes and much more.  Her colleagues at Lakeshore Eye Care are Dr. Mark German and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto.

For more information about eye care and other Blog postings, visit our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for an appointment.

Lakeshore Eye Care has two offices in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin: One in Mequon and the other in Saukville.


THYROID EYE DISEASE by Dr. Mark German, Milwaukee Area Optometrist

By admin
May 23, 2011

Graves Disease

Graves eye disease, also known as thyroid related ophthalmopathy, is an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid gland along with the muscles and connective tissue around the eyes.  It is characterized by rapid heartbeat, sweating, high blood pressure, irritability, fatigue, weight loss, heat intolerance, and hair loss. Eye symptoms can range from mild to severe. When the eyes are affected, they may appear more prominent. Sensitivity to light, a dry gritty feeling and tearing are common complaints. Double vision and sometimes even loss of vision can occur on rare occasions.

Approximately one million Americans are diagnosed with Graves eye disease each year. Women are five to six times more likely than men to get the condition. Cigarette smokers are at significantly increased risk.

Dr. Mark German

Initial treatment includes the use medications to control the thyroid but the condition can progress even with properly maintained thyroid function.  Most patients experience relief from dry eyes by using artificial tears daily and gels or ointments at night. Some patients also use patches at night or tape their eyes shut to keep them from becoming dry if the eyelids do not close properly. Occasionally surgery, oral steroids or radiation treatments are necessary.

The symptoms described above may not necessarily mean that a person has Graves eye disease. However, if you experience these symptoms, call us for a complete examination to evaluate for this common eye condition. Proper monitoring and treatment of the symptoms is necessary to maintain healthy vision for years to come.


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