Dr. Martha Jay’s Blogs

"LASIK Now for Summer Fun Later" by Dr. Martha Jay, LASIK eye surgeon at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
March 7, 2011

You pass the bike in the garage, you look out at the frozen lake and imagine sailing, you are planning your camping trip out west… While those activities are a way off you can get prepared now by having LASIK vision correction. All these activities will be easier without hassling with contact lenses or glasses.  LASIK actually simplifies your life which a life change we can all embrace.

You may have been worried about LASIK in the past when you heard that it involved a metal blade but those days are over at Lakeshore Eye Care.  We have been exclusively offering a completely blade-free LASIK experience for over 5 years.  The gentle touch of the lasers lasts only seconds and you have to see the results to believe them.

Not everyone can have LASIK, however, due to their glasses prescription or the shape of their eyes.  So before you get too excited about the prospect of buying off-the-rack sunglasses for the summer, come in for a free screening exam.  We are not high pressure, just there to provide information so you can decide if you want to improve on nature.

And remember LASIK is not the same everywhere you go.  At Lakeshore Eye Care you have the confidence of a local doctor you can trust with over 15 years experience in refractive surgery.  And we have always provided our patients with the latest and most precise technology available.  Come in so we can get to know you and your eyes to see if LASIK is right for you.

Call 262-241-1919 for your personalized screening appointment.

More information available at www.LakeShoreVision.com.

Dr. Martha Jay completed her ophthalmology training at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1992.  She has been providing the latest in medical and surgical eye care to patients in the Milwaukee and Ozaukee County areas since that time.  She specializes in blade-free iLASIK and small incision cataract surgery but also treats glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and much more.

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New Cataract Technology at Columbia-St. Mary's Ozaukee Hospital by Dr. Martha Jay, Eye Physician and Surgeon, Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin

By admin
February 23, 2011

Just when you think cataract surgery cannot get any faster or safer, along comes another advancement in technology.  Columbia-St. Mary’s Ozaukee has just purchased the most advanced cataract machine available to do just that.  Cataracts are removed through a tiny incision with an ultrasound device that we call a “phaco” machine.  The new Alcon Infiniti machine has been in use at the Ozaukee hospital since late last year.  The result is faster surgery and quicker recovery for our patients.

Columbia-St. Mary’s Ozaukee is the only hospital providing eye surgery at this time in Ozaukee County and now they have the newest equipment in the area.  The difference is how the ultrasound works.  The Infiniti machine has the new “Ozil” technology which allows the ultrasound to move in two directions instead of one.  It also has the capability to change the power of the ultrasound based on the severity of the cataract – this is called “Intelligent Phaco.”  Finally it allows us the use an even small incision, down from an already tiny 2.8 mm to only 2.4 mm.

The bottom line is that anything that makes my job easier and my patients see better is welcomed.  We at lakeshore Eye Care have long dedicated ourselves to providing the most advanced medical and surgical eye care available and the new Alcon Infiniti phaco machine is just one more example of that principle.

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon who has been practicing in Ozaukee County since 1992 after receiving her Ophthalmology training at Northwestern University in Chicago.  She specializes in blade-free LASIK vision correction and small-incision cataract surgery.  Call for your appointment today to see if you have cataracts and learn about the new implants that allow you to "see it all" without glasses after surgery.

www.LakeShoreVision.com

262-241-1919

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


ARE YOUR EYES LIKE A FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL? By Dr. Martha Jay, Cataract Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By admin
January 31, 2011

Football season may be coming to an end but not our obsession with sports even when it comes to eye surgery.  You have football eyes if you have a curvature to the surface of your eyes.  This is called astigmatism.  You have baseball eyes if you do not.

So what’s the point of knowing if you have football or a baseball eyes?  It is key to determining which implant you should choose at the time of cataract surgery.  Cataract surgery is a very safe and relatively easy procedure to go through.  What’s new about cataract surgery is the choice of the implants.  If your eyes are like footballs because you have astigmatism, you would see better afterwords if we place a “Toric” implant at the time of your cataract surgery.

If you have eyes that are more like baseballs because you do not have astigmatism, you could benefit from 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 surgery.

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 cataract surgery?  We guide you through the options when we do a thorough eye examination to evaluate you for cataracts.  Remember, you only have cataract surgery once so it is important to consider all the possibilities to optimize your vision.

Call for your appointment at 262-241-1919.  Visit our web site at www.lakeshorevision.com

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist practicing in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.

Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals offers the latest in medical and surgical eye care from small incision cataract surgery, blade-free iLASIK, glaucoma care, diabetic eye care, dry eye treatment, contact lens fitting and general eye examinations.  We have two Ophthalmologists (Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto) and one Optometrist (Dr. Mark German).


WHO NEEDS AN EYE EXAM? by Dr. Martha Jay, Eye Physician & Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By admin
January 19, 2011

It’s happened again.  Someone has come in with severe glaucoma that could have been easily treated if caught earlier.  In this day and age, it’s really a shame to have people loose vision because they did not take the time to have their eyes examined every couple of years.

Glaucoma is not painful.  You really don’t know you have it until it is quite severe and then treatment not very effective.  It is caused by an increase in eye pressure which damages the delicate optic nerve in the back of the eye that carries visual information to the brain.  Glaucoma is diagnosed by measuring your eye pressure, looking directly at the optic nerve after dilating drops have been given and checking your peripheral or side vision of one of the other two factors are abnormal.  It is treated with eye drops but sometimes lasers or surgery are necessary to get it under control.

Besides glaucoma, another reason for regular eye care is to be sure that medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure have not affected your eyes.  And finally, we all want to see as well as possible so your glasses prescription needs to be up-dated every few years.

Is an eye exam on your 2011 “To Do” list?  Give us a call to arrange a complete medical evaluation of your eyes.  While you are at it, ask if blade-free iLASIK is an option for you.  If you have cataracts, ask about our bifocal implants or those that correct for astigmatism.

Dr. Martha F. Jay

Martha F.  Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, S.C.

Offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin (Ozaukee County)

phone: 262-241-1919

web site: www.lakeshorevision.com

Comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages including small incision, no-stitch, no-patch cataract surgery with premium lens implants.  See near, far and in between after cataract surgery with the new multifocal implants.   We also offer toric implants to decrease your astigmatism after cataract surgery.  Our patients are HOPING their cataracts develop so they can take advantage of these new innovations.

Alcon ReSTOR implants, Alcon Toric implants, AMO Tecnis Multifocal implants offered.  Call for your cataract evaluation today and also find out if you have glaucoma or other important medical eye problems that need treatment to maintain your vision for years to come.


BIFOCAL-LIKE IMPLANTS FOR CATARACT PATIENTS by Dr. Martha Jay, Eye Physician and Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By admin
January 10, 2011

If you have cataracts you probably know how much surgery has improved over the years.  You know that cataract surgery is a 10 minute procedure and that we have done away with shots and stitches.  Most (95%) of people are thrilled with their results and cannot believe they can see that well again.

What you may not know is that we always replace your natural lens with a small plastic implant.  In the past we could just correct your distance (driving etc) vision with the implants.  Now we have bifocal-like implants that allow you to see far away and read without glasses.

Now before you get too excited, we don’t guarantee that you never wear glasses but it would be rare with these new implants.  Three companies make them and the competition has been fierce to improve patient satisfaction.  My current favorite lens is called the ReSTOR lens.  This lens has been recently redesigned to improve vision at distance, near and intermediate (computer etc).  The lens has the added advantage of ultraviolet protection for your retina and a low rate of secondary cataract formation.

What’s the best choice for you?  That’s what we help you determine when you are seen for a cataract evaluation.  Not everyone is a candidate for a ReSTOR implant so we will thoroughly explain your options and let you decide.  You want access to the best possible eye care? You’ve got it at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.  *   Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, S.C.

11307 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092    *  620 E. Green Bay Avenue, Saukville, WI 53080

phone: 262-241-1919   *   web site: www.lakeshorevision.com


Holiday Gift Idea: iLASIK Vision Correction by Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist in the Milwaukee area

By admin
November 15, 2010

Oh no, the holidays are fast approaching!  Are you again stymied about a gift for your young adult son or daughter?  Consider the gift of sight: LASIK vision correction.  Not only would LASIK help launch them into the future, this gift would also save them thousands of dollars otherwise spent on contact lenses, contact lens care products and glasses over the years.

While LASIK isn’t for everyone, 99% of patients who have LASIK are thrilled with the results.  Recent advances include blade-free iLASIK that’s so precise it’s approved by NASA for astronauts and the Navy for their fighter pilots.

If you are considering LASIK as a gift, talk it over with the one you have in mind.  Find out if they can spare an hour for a free screening exam to determine if they are an appropriate candidate.  They would learn about LASIK and have a brief eye exam so assess their suitability.  The actual LASIK procedure would require 2 days out of their normal schedule for the surgery and healing.

LASIK is ideal for active people.  Skiing, swimming, biking and other outdoor activities are more fun without glasses or contacts getting in the way.  The most common comment we get from our LASIK patients is that they wish they had done it sooner because it was the best thing they ever did for themselves.  Why not help your son or daughter along?

Visit out web site or call to see why blade-free iLASIK at Lakeshore Eye Care is the most precise and advanced procedure available.

Contact us for your free, no-pressures  screening exam at 262-241-1919

Visit our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com

Offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin

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