Dr. Martha Jay’s Blogs

ED MEDICATIONS AND YOUR VISION By Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By lsvadmin
January 2, 2013

Medications such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are prescribed to treat ED (erectile dysfunction). Now this is a delicate topic but one that should be discussed with your eye care professional.

Color perception is commonly altered for several hours after using an ED medication. There appears to be a blue tint to your vision along with light sensitivity. This may make blue and green lights look similar and in fact pilots are not allowed to use these medications for 12 hours before flying.  This color change is nothing to worry about and does not persist.

A more serious potential vision problem is a small stroke behind one eye which could cause permanent vision loss in that eye.  Many thousands of patients have used these medications successfully but there have been 14 reported cases of a condition called anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) which is a blockage of blood flow behind the eye.  All those affected had other medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

So should you use ED medications?  If you have already had vision loss in one eye from AION you probably would not want to risk your remaining eye with ED drugs. Your eye doctor should also look at your optic nerve in the back of your eye.  It is like a saucer with an inside and outside part. Those with a very small inside part ("small cup") are at higher risk of vision loss with ED medications. So bring it up, we can help you make an informed decision.

Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified Ophthalmologist (Eye Physician and Surgeon) practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.

Call 262-241-1919 for more information or to schedule appointments.

Visit www.LakeshoreVision.com to learn more about your vision and your health.


YULETIDE EYE HAZARDS By Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
December 3, 2012

You may think that eye injury season is over now that outdoor sports are only a memory but think again!  This is the time of year when we start seeing holiday related eye injuries due to decorating or car accidents.

A perennial favorite is the Christmas tree injury.  This can happen while cutting down the tree, moving the tree or decorating it.  You are looking at what you are doing and don’t pay attention to that sharp branch or needle next to your eye.  It may not hurt right away but hours later you will be in quite a bit of pain.

Hanging decorations are another potential hazard.  They are temporarily secured with tape or tacks but that doesn’t mean they will stay there!  Watch for falling ornaments or other forms of holiday cheer.

It’s also a dangerous place out there in Santa’s workshop.  Santa’s helpers may be using power tools that they are not accustomed to.  Be sure to pick up safety goggles when you are getting the other supplies for the project.

On a more serious note, you want to drive defensively to avoid impaired drivers returning from Holiday parties.  While air bags may save your life in a collision, they also can result in eye injuries from direct trauma or the powder that they are packed in.

Should the accidental accident occur, we are here to help but would just as soon have you avoid the pain and trouble.  Just be careful, take your time and have a safe December.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified Ophthalmologist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.

For more eye care information call 262-241-1919 or visit www.LakeShoreVision.com


GIVE THANKS FOR GOOD VISION by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
November 14, 2012

Most of us pretty much take our vision for granted unless we have a problem. Hopefully you never have to choose but most people would rather lose hearing or mobility before vision. Maintaining good vision, however, does take some effort on your part.

You should be sure to have a complete eye examination with dilating drops at least every two years. If you have diabetes, then you should come in every year. We generally see glaucoma patients every six months. Warning signs that would warrant an immediate eye examination include eye pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision, loss of side vision or an increase in floaters.

You may have good vision but what about your relatives or neighbors? If you are starting to think about holiday gifts, consider something that would make their lives easier. They probably have enough “stuff” but could really use a ride to the store, doctor’s appointment or just out for some fun. There are options, although limited, to get around if you don’t drive in Ozaukee County. But the loss of freedom is pretty distressing to many visually impaired seniors who can no longer drive due to visual problems.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

The above is just something to reflect upon during the Thanksgiving holiday. And while you are at it, don’t forget to schedule those eye appointments for yourself and your family! Remember that we provide advanced medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages.

Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified Ophthalmologist (Eye Physician and Surgeon) who specializes in blade-free LASIK vision correction and small incision cataract surgery.

To learn more about eye care topics call 262-241-1919 or visit www.LakeShoreVision.com


OPEN HOUSE IN MEQUON by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
October 25, 2012

You've all been watching our new Mequon office go up over the last year and now we are throwing open the doors for an open house! Come visit us on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 to 2 pm. You will be able to admire our brand new facility, talk with our doctors and see what surprises we have in store for you!

In this era of large clinics, we are unique. We are a private practice of independent eye doctors. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare assignment. We offer 100% blade-free LASIK, the safest and most precise LASIK procedure available. And cataract surgery at Lakeshore Eye care is quick and painless. You even have the option of the latest in specialty bifocal lens implants to turn back the clock to the days when you could see all distances without glasses.

Come celebrate with us. Not only do we have the new office to show off but I'm also celebrating 20 years of practicing in Mequon! My colleagues Dr. Mark German, Dr. Deborah Costakos and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto round out the team at Lakeshore Eye Care. We offer the latest in medical and surgical eye care, right here in Ozaukee County. From cradle on up, we have an eye doctor for you.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

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

See you on November 3rd!  Door prizes, goodie bags and more. We are proud of our new facility and can't wait to share it with you.

Looking for a local doctor you can trust who offers the safest and most precise LASIK procedure available? Call for your complimentary, no-pressure LASIK screening with Dr. Martha Jay and learn why blade-free iLASIK with Dr. Martha Jay is the way to go for your LASIK procedure.

Got cataracts? Dr. Jay offers the latest options in cataract surgery and lens implants. You only have the procedure done once so why not take the opportunity to to "turn back the clock" and elect for multi-focal implants at the time of your cataract surgery. They allow you can see close-up, far-away and in between without glasses after your cataract surgery. Toric lens options also available to eliminate both your cloudy cataract and your astigmatism to make the world even clearer after surgery. It's all about options and Dr. Jay offers them all.

For more eye care information visit www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919.

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical eye care.


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


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.


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.


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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