Last updated 3 days ago
Lerner Eye Center understands that financial constrictions may sometimes complicate medical requirements. To ensure that all of our patients receive the preventive and treatment services they need to enjoy total vision health, we are proud to offer CareCredit financing. CareCredit provides a line of credit to patients who may not have the insurance coverage or independent financial resources to pay for their immediate eyesight needs. CareCredit makes vision care as easy and affordable as possible; in many cases, patients can pay back the cost of their services with no accrued interest. Individuals who require a longer repayment period will find that CareCredit offers extremely reasonable financing rates. To get started on your vision treatment today, contact Lerner Eye Center to find out if you qualify for the CareCredit card.
The associates at Lerner Eye Center would be happy to discuss in further detail the benefits of the CareCredit card. Call (866) 938-3029 today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives. We can also schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist at our San Ramon office.
Last updated 11 days ago
Several conditions can contribute to blindness, but many of them are preventable with ophthalmologic treatment. This video discusses the medical concerns that most often account for blindness.
Cataracts are a condition that gradually clouds the eye lenses, leaving sufferers either without clear eyesight or with complete blindness. However, cataract removal can prevent the onset of blindness. Intraocular implants, which take the place of the damaged cataracts, can correct vision. Other common causes of blindness, including macular degeneration and glaucoma, can be managed as well with early eye surgeon care.
Don’t let glaucoma or cataracts take away your vision. Lerner Eye Center offers treatment for glaucoma and cataracts at our San Ramon office. If you live in the greater San Francisco area and would like to speak with an ophthalmologist about your vision needs, call (866) 938-3029.
Last updated 17 days ago
Whether you prefer to use cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, smoking of any kind can yield harmful vision side effects. As a result, ophthalmologists urge individuals who use tobacco products to stop their habits as soon as possible. As the following risks indicate, smoking can have permanent ramifications. With the cessation of tobacco usage, though, many of these risk factors decrease significantly.
Increased Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms
Dry eye syndrome may not present vision loss risks, but it can make everyday eyesight painful. This problem can present in a number of ways, but many people who suffer from it cite chronic itchiness, redness, and general eye discomfort. What some of those individuals may not realize is that their smoking habits are contributing to their problem. Tobacco usage can double the incidence of dry eye syndrome, making easy and painless vision challenging for sufferers.
Heightened Diabetic Vision Complications
Many people know of the adverse effects that smoking can have on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Yet its effects on the metabolic processes of the body may not be as readily understood. Studies have determined that individuals who smoke increase their risk of getting diabetes. With this condition comes a wide range of dangerous side effects, including vision deterioration. In particular, the retina can become susceptible to damage when blood glucose levels are high, leaving sufferers at risk for permanent eyesight loss.
Raised Cataract Dangers
Cataracts can significantly impair vision, and once they develop, only cataract surgery can alleviate the problem. A strong link has been found between the habit of smoking and the danger of cataracts. As with dry eye syndrome and diabetic retinopathy, tobacco usage can heighten the chances of cataract formation. The sooner an individual quits his smoking habit, though, the quicker the risk of developing cataracts falls.
Lerner Eye Center wants you to enjoy healthy vision well into older age. If you are currently a smoker, or you have been in the past, it is important to maintain eye wellness with regular vision checkups. Call our San Ramon office today at (866) 938-3029 to set up an appointment with an ophthalmologist. You can also go to our website to view our full range of vision services for the greater San Francisco community.
Last updated 25 days ago
Finding out that your contact lenses have been damaged can prevent you from being able to drive, do computer work, and attend to the other normal duties of your day. That is why taking precautions to protect your contact lenses is essential for your quality of life. By keeping in mind the following suggestions, you can maintain your contact lenses until it is time to replace them.
Use Approved Products
Cleaning your contact lenses on a regular basis is a fundamental component of keeping them in good condition. However, if you use products that your ophthalmologist has not recommended, you may be doing more harm than good to your lenses. Many cleaning products can deteriorate or distort delicate lenses. Only use the cleaning products for which you have received approval from your eye doctor.
Reduce Germ Contamination
The spread of bacteria can damage your contact lenses and harm your eyes. When you need to take out your contact lenses, be sure to wash your hands first. The container that you use to rinse and soak your contact lenses should also undergo a thorough cleaning process.
Store in Sealed Containers
You may not be concerned with where you place the container for your contact lenses when you retire for the night. However, if you participate in a sport or exercise where you need to remove your contact lenses, make sure that the container in which you hold them is strong and secure. If your lenses fall to the floor of a wet locker room or land on a sandy beach because of an inadequate container, you will likely need to replace the lenses.
If you need to be fitted for new contact lenses, Lerner Eye Center can help. To set up an appointment with one of our optometrists, call (866) 938-3029. You can also visit our website to view the full list of services that our laser eye care center provides to individuals in San Ramon and the surrounding communities.
Last updated 1 month ago
Are you dissatisfied with the darkness or thickness of your eyelashes? With Latisse treatment, you can finally enjoy the lush lashes you want. This FDA-approved cosmetic product can increase the fullness of your lashes when you apply the solution as directed. It can darken the color of your lashes as well, leaving you with dramatically gorgeous eyelashes. To find out if you are a candidate for Latisse, consult an ophthalmologist. An eye professional can instruct you on how to correctly apply this treatment. He can also determine ahead of time if any of the elements found in Latisse may cause you to have an allergic reaction.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of Latisse? If so, call Lerner Eye Center at (866) 938-3029. Our San Ramon location offers a wide array of vision-related services for individuals in the greater Bay Area. You can also go online for information on our treatment options for presbyopia, glaucoma, and dry eyes.