July, 2017

Advanced Vision Care Honored as a Top Practice by CRST

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Advanced Vision Care has been honored as one of the Top Practices by CRST. Since 1977, Advanced Vision Care has been dedicated to providing high quality eye health care in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Samuel Masket, clinical professor of ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA and a founding partner of Advanced Vision Care, discusses its origination and what their hopes and dreams were for the practice from day one.

Now with a team of five doctors, Advanced Vision Care offers an array of services covering cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, dry eye, retinal disorders, and ocular injuries. Read the full practice profile on Advanced Vision care here.


Dr. Shamie to be Featured in Restasis Commercials

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017


If you’re watching TV tonight, you may see a familiar face. We are honored to announce that Dr. Neda Shamie will be the spokesperson in upcoming Restasis® television commercials.

As someone who previously suffered from dry eye symptoms , Dr. Shamie has been a Restasis user for the past five years. Dr. Shamie believes strongly in using the drops to treat and prevent worsening of the largely ignored problem of dry eyes. During her fellowship training, Dr. Shamie’s center played a pivotal role in evaluating the efficacy and utility of Restasis in treating chronic dry eyes due to lack of tear production and inflammation. As such, Dr. Shamie’s knowledge base in treating dry eyes and her passion for understanding and finding dry eye treatment options has flourished over the past decade.

Through the years, Dr. Shamie’s expertise and knowledge has enabled her to offer great relief to thousands of dry eye patients.

“RESTASIS®, is the prescription medication that is FDA-approved to help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye disease It has truly been a centerpiece in my treatment protocols for my dry eye sufferers.” shared Dr. Shamie.

Through her work with Allergan and Restasis, Dr. Shamie hopes to increase awareness about dry eyes and spread the word nationally about this treatment option.


Fireworks Safety Tips

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Fireworks are a visual treat for the eyes, but without proper safety precautions, they can also cause severe damage to your vision.

Thousands of people are admitted to the emergency room each year with firework-related eye injuries, many of them children. In severe cases, fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions and retinal detachment that can result in permanent vision impairment or loss.

Here are five ways to help you and your family stay safe this Fourth of July:

1. Attend a public fireworks display. Why not take the night off? Public fireworks displays allow you to enjoy professional-level pyrotechnics while maintaining a safe distance. Just make sure you adhere to the event’s safety guidelines and keep at least 500 feet from the display.
2. Wear protective eyewear. If you do decide to shoot off your own fireworks, provide protective eyewear for bystanders—and especially the person lighting the fireworks—to prevent sparks or stray debris from hitting the eye.
3. Don’t touch unexploded fireworks. No one likes a dud, but resist the urge to investigate an unexploded firework and instead contact your local fire or police department for assistance.
4. Keep the children away. They may look like toys, but young children should never play with fireworks of any kind. Even fireworks advertised as kid-friendly, such as sparklers, should not be held by children under the age of 5.
5. If you are injured, keep your hands off. If you do sustain an injury from a firework, seek medical attention immediately and do not rub, rinse or apply pressure to your eyes. Do not try to remove the debris or apply ointments or medications.

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. With these safety precautions in mind, you can help ensure that you and your family can enjoy the spectacle for years to come.

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