Dr. Cheung’s Blog 3/27/2015

Dr. Cheung’s Blog 3/27/2015

March 27, 2015

Dear Patients:

I am writing to let you know that we are in the process of consolidating our Bainbridge and Silverdale offices.  The expansion of our Silverdale location has just been completed and the Bainbridge office will be closing on April 15, 2015.

While this was a difficult decision, I am excited about the improvements at the Silverdale office which were designed to make your visit to our clinic an even more pleasant experience.  We have added two fully equipped examination lanes and have expanded our lobby space, which will allow us to further reduce our already short
wait times.  We have also replaced our server and all our computer terminals to ensure the highest security of your private health information.

Our brand new ocular imaging suite will allow us to take high-resolution images of virtually every part of your eye.  The latest Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) that we purchased can capture 67 million data points of your macula, the most precious part of your retina, in 1.8 seconds.  What this means to you as our patient is the most precise and technological advanced eye care delivered in the most efficient manner.  Glaucoma follow-up that previously took two visits can now be easily accomplished in one short appointment.

We realize that the consolidation of our locations may pose an inconvenience to you, and for that we fully apologize. If you have purchased eyewear from Eyeland Optical, rest assured that we will continue to honor your warranty and service your glasses from our Silverdale office.  To reduce excess inventory, we will have a frame sale beginning on April 1, when all items will be reduced by at least 50%.  Keep us in mind if you are looking for a new pair of glasses or sunglasses this spring.

On a personal note, I am looking forward to simplifying my professional life somewhat so I can have more time to spend with my young twins.  It is hard to believe that they are already eighteen months old and quickly becoming active toddlers.  Daddy playtime is a lot more fun; and as an older father,  I want to play an active part in each of their lives now to help shape their development.

Thanks again for your support and for entrusting your vision, the most noble of all senses, to me and my staff.  We look forward to seeing you at our Silverdale office and are confident that you will enjoy the benefits of the consolidation.  We can assure you that you will find the same standard of personal eye care that you have come to expect from us at Bainbridge Eye Physicians over the past eight years.

Jason C. Cheung, MD

That 80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!

Water & contacts don’t mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.

The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.

Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss. Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma.

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself.